WFS implement new dual view x-ray and ETD unit at Dublin Airport

Worldwide Flight Services Ireland (WFS), Ireland’s leading Cargo Handling Agent, have made two significant investments to “beef up” their air cargo security at Dublin Airport. Firstly WFS have implemented a dual-view x-ray system – a Rapiscan 632DV – and in addition they have deployed an Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) unit – a Smiths Detection Ionscan 500DT.

The Rapiscan 632DV provides excellent threat detection. It uses innovative dual view technology to generate a horizontal and vertical view of the object under inspection. By providing two perpendicular views, the Rapiscan 632DV delivers a more complete perspective of scanned items, allowing cargo screeners to better identify potential threats, including liquid explosive and other improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The 632DV unit is one of the latest generation of dual-view x-ray machines which is approved for air cargo screening by the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; the UK Department for Transport; and the US Transportation Security Administration.

The Ionscan 500DT fills the need where consignments are too dense for x-ray and now, rather than shipping them to the UK for Remote Explosive Scent Tracing (REST), WFS is now perfectly equipped to perform this function at Dublin Airport. The Ionscan 500DT has the ability to detect a wide range of substances and is easily adapted as threats change. By incorporating two IMS detectors in a single unit, the Ionscan 500DT is capable of detecting and identifying explosives and narcotics during a single analysis.

Gerry Jackson, WFS Managing Director said “Implementing these new security products and procedures allow WFS to greatly enhance our screening capabilities and to improve our air cargo security compliance while also improving the customer experience and the processing of consignments”.

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