Philadelphia International Airport Deploys Suspect Luggage Containment Vessel
NABCO Inc. recently announced that Philadelphia International Airport has purchased a NABCO Suspect Luggage Containment Vessel (SLCV), an innovative security solution that will strengthen the facility’s defense capabilities against explosive threats.
The NABCO SLCV will improve the airport’s ability to protect both travelers and facility personnel against threats discovered during baggage and passenger screening. The SLCV’s explosive containment capabilities, compact size and ease of mobility make it an effective solution for meeting Philadelphia International Airport’s specific safety and security requirements.
Philadelphia International Airport is the only major airport serving the 5th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Owned and operated by the city, the airport is located seven miles from downtown Philadelphia and last year served more than 30 million passengers.
An approved U.S. Department of Homeland Security anti-terrorism technology, the NABCO SLCV is used to safely contain a potentially dangerous item discovered during screening, and transport it away from people and screening machines until a bomb squad responds. NABCO’s line of Suspect Luggage Containment Vessels can be operated remotely, are compatible with many portable X-ray systems, and can be fully integrated with in-line and conveyance systems.
“The SLCV can help reduce the number of disruptions and evacuations that are usually required when a suspicious item is found in a busy, public area,” said NABCO CEO Frank Tobin. “Not only does this technology protect the safety and well being of the traveling public, but it also sustains uninterrupted performance as a vital transportation and economic hub for the Philadelphia area. Any facility that wishes to increase protection and keep commerce moving can benefit from this capability.”