Rapiscan 620DV AT Scanner achieves France’s STAC Certification for Liquid Explosive Detection

620DV AT advanced X-Ray baggage screener now meets STAC Certification requirements for liquid explosive detection

Rapiscan Systems, Inc. announced today that its 620DV AT (Dual View) advanced baggage X-Ray scanner has been certified by the Service Technique de l’Aviation Civile (STAC) for Liquid Explosive Detection Systems (LEDS). The 620DV AT is already approved for use by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and various other regulatory bodies.

The 620DV AT is a STAC and ECAC Standard 2 compliant system that offers a competitive total cost of ownership. Utilising advanced threat detection software, the system classifies liquids in scanned carry-ons as potential threats or benign, freeing passengers from having to remove liquids from luggage at security checkpoints. By providing two perpendicular views, the Rapiscan 620DV AT delivers a complete perspective of scanned items, allowing airport screeners to better identify potential threats, including liquid explosive and other improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The French civil aviation authority, Service Technique de l’Aviation Civile, is attached to the Air Transport Directorate of the French Ministry in charge of transport, and provides assistance to the Ministry of Defense. STAC provides airports with technical expertise and support and is focused on airport infrastructure and equipment, air navigation, environment, air transport safety, and transport security.

The Rapiscan 620DV has also passed European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) common evaluation process (CEP) Standard 2 threat detection test for Liquid Explosive Detection Systems (LEDS) and is approved for use by the UK’s Department for Transport and the US Transportation Security Administration for both aviation checkpoint screening and air cargo screening. It can also be used for critical non-aviation applications such as military checkpoints, customs inspection and the protection of national infrastructure.

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