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Live Trial of MobiLab BLS at Los Angeles International Airport

ORS’ Bottled Liquid Scanner- the MobiLab® BLS- was under live trial at LAX, Los Angeles International Airport during January 8th to 12th, 2018. The operational evaluation of the state of the art screening modality was performed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Innovation Task Force (ITF). The MobiLab® BLS provides an automated screening solution for rapid detection of concealed explosive materials. Endorsed by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), this easy-to-maintain scanner works with all glass, plastic, ceramic and even paper-wrapped containers of any shape. The ORS team is excited about the pr...

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The 14 Top Aviation Industry Associations

Globally, commercial airlines are projected to generate $754 billion in revenue this year, a 6.3% increase over 2016. That figure is expected to climb another 9.4% to $824 billion in 2018. The aviation industry directly creates nearly 10 million jobs worldwide, while another "11.2 million indirect jobs are created via purchases of goods and services from companies in the air transport supply chain."

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The Top 200 Airports on Twitter

Revised November 28, 2017 Airports are much more than just departure and return points for business trips. They are where we welcome home our sports teams after a championship win. They're where we meet and greet friends and family members we haven't seen in weeks—or months, or even years—when they visit. The inside of an airport often creates our first impression of a city or country we've never been to before. Tragically, though, they also have been targeted by terrorists seeking to cause ...

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Will Today’s Tests Improve Airport Security?

In anticipation of ever-evolving threats to airport security, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continue to explore and test new ways to enhance airport security and protect the traveling public. Unfortunately, as this article was being created, a terrorist bombing on a train in London was a sobering call for hyper-vigilance and ways to safeguard passengers in all forms of mass transportation as well as people gathered in public places (on the street as well as inside large venues) as we’ve seen in Paris and Las Vegas.

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These are the Best Airports in the World

Since flyers around the globe can choose where they depart from and arrive at, airports are competing for market share. That’s why the World Airport Awards, the most prestigious annual ranking of the world's best airports, is a very big deal. While our scanners focus on balancing two of the key performance parameters addressed by the Skytrax survey—passenger safety and convenience—our airport operations friends have many more to manage, including facility comfort, location of bathrooms, and the language skills of their staff. Ranking results are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries ...

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