Netherlands-based Eye on Air expects a market launch of its explosives detection shoe scanner in the next six months, Jane’s learned during the 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in London on 26–28 March.
The Air Brush ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) system has already undergone a successful trial on flight crew at Amsterdam Schiphol. Lead engineer Koen Bosman noted that several other trials have been proposed, but the next step is to obtain certification from the Dutch security and counter-terrorism agency NCTV, after which Eye on Air intends to market the product to the industry as a whole.
Air Brush employs IMS to identify potential hidden caches of explosives within passenger footwear.
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