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Explosive detection systems for aviation security

Approved explosive detection systems to screen hold baggage and cargo.

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Approved explosive detection systems (EDS)

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Explosive detection systems (EDS) approved by Department for Transport for use in aviation security.

Explosive detection systems automatically detect explosive material concealed inside hold baggage and cargo.

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Published 19 August 2013
Last updated 10 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Name change from Morpho Detection to Smiths Detection and 3 equipment configurations added for Smiths Detection.
  2. New detection algorithms from L3 Technologies, Inc and Smiths Detection plus configuration changes to equipment from Smiths Detection and SureScan.
  3. Approved explosive detection systems list updated.
  4. List of approved explosive detection systems to screen hold baggage and cargo.
  5. List of approved explosive detection systems updated.
  6. Security screening equipment approved in February 2016 by the European Civil Aviation Conference for explosives detection systems.
  7. Updated with new equipment approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference.
  8. Updated with new aviation security equipment recently approved for operation use by DfT and the European Civil Aviation Conference.
  9. Updated approved equipment list.
  10. First published.