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Astrophysics X-ray scanners a winning purchase for World Cup use at Brazilian airports
By all reports from Brazilian airport operator Infraero, the purchase of Astrophysics superior X-ray screening systems for air cargo screening at 11 airports in Brazil was highly successful in assisting the Receita Federal do Brasil (RFB) and helping preserve flight passengers’ safety since their delivery in April and throughout the busy World Cup season in June and July.
“The Brazilian airport project is another example of Astrophysics’ ability to serve a global market, while maintaining our made-in-America principles,” said Astrophysics CEO François Zayek. “Because we manufacture our systems in California, we are able to deploy our systems quickly to airports in Brazil, allowing Brazilian officials to provide the highest level of security. This will be particularly important as Brazil prepares to host world-wide sporting events beginning this summer.”
Astrophysics won the Infraero contract in late 2013. The order called for 13 x-ray screening units to be installed at 11 Infraero-managed airports. The product installation was handled by Astrophysics’ local partner and all units were delivered in Brazil by the required December 2013 timeline. Installation was successfully performed by the local partner.
“This order further solidifies Astrophysics as a major player in the air cargo screening market,” said Zayek. “Our ability to quickly, efficiently and effectively deploy our products and services, along with our affordable price has contributed greatly to our increased market share. We are happy that Infraero has recognized this ability and we are prepared to provide them with the security equipment they need.
Updated October 2014
As of July 2014, all units were installed and are running at the 11 major airports’ cargo facilities. The systems assist the Receita Federal do Brasil (RFB) and help preserve flight passengers’ safety.
For more information about Astrophysics, please visit us at www.astrophysicsinc.com.
Astrophysics offers advanced X-ray security screening systems that help operators detect and identify weapons and explosives in civil and military markets worldwide. Astrophysics exports to over 60 countries and builds all its own products domestically in Southern California. The corporate headquarters located in the City of Industry, California is the manufacturing facility for air cargo, conventional and mobile solutions. A second facility in Ontario, California is the primary location for research and development, and the high-energy cargo and portal systems.
The company employs over 140 employees in the U.S., and has affiliate companies globally. For more information about Astrophysics, visit www.astrophysicsinc.com.