World’s first aircraft scanner deployed

Entrepreneur’s scanner up and running at airport
A company run by a prominent Romanian entrepreneur has come up with new technology that could soon become a must-have for airlines.
The world’s first full airplane scanner allows entire planes to be scanned in minutes, reducing the risk of bombs, weapons and drug smuggling. MB Telecom, owned by Mircea Tudor, developed the device.
“There is reason to think that within five years this technology will be a requirement for aviation authorities [around the world],” Tudor, who won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for Romania in 2014, tells bne Intellinews.
“If there is a bomb threat, today’s procedure is to land the aircraft at the nearest airport. Passengers and baggage are then evacuated and a physical inspection takes place, which takes up to five hours.”
MB Telecom was founded in 1994 and has been producing scanners for years for trucks and containers. After four years of bringing the aircraft scanner to prototype, the first has now been installed at Bucharest’s Henri Coanda Airport.
It works like an x-ray, revealing objects smaller than a coin, with any organic compound like that used in explosives shown in orange. Scanning a medium-size aircraft takes six to eight minutes, the biggest up to 15 minutes.
bne Intellinews

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