MANAMA: Morpho (Safran) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) for co-operation in aviation security.
The agreement was signed by Morpho chairman and chief executive Jean-Paul Jainsky and BAC aviation marketing manager Waleed Fakhro.
The MoU establishes the framework of a two-phase project involving Morpho's participation in the Bahrain International Airshow 2014 (BIAS 2014) and the operational testing and evaluation of aviation security solution MorphoPASS by BAC.
Morpho will showcase a selection of advanced security solutions during BIAS 2014.
The second phase of the project involves the deployment of a six-month pilot programme for the operational testing and evaluation of MorphoPASS, an integrated airport checkpoint solution, at Bahrain International Airport.
"This pilot project demonstrates our commitment to considering leading-edge security solutions that can further the safety and security measures at Bahrain International Airport. We are also happy to see that MorphoPASS will be showcased through the highly-anticipated BIAS 2014 which will be held next January," said BAC chief executive Mohamed Al Binfalah.
"We are honoured by this opportunity to collaborate with Bahrain transport authorities in heightening security and facilitation at Bahrain International Airport," said Morpho chairman and chief executive Jean-Paul Jainsky.
"After unveiling MorphoPass at the Paris Air Show, we are particularly proud to announce this first trial of the solution.
"With solutions deployed at major airports throughout the world, Morpho constantly innovates to help meet aviation security's toughest challenges," he said.