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AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • FEB - MARCH 2017 • Page 25 uberchat... Ionscan 600 approved for screening in China SMITHS Detection’s next-generation portable, explosives and narcotics trace detector - the Ionscan 600 - has been approved for explosives trace detection as part of the passenger and bag- gage screening process within Chinese airports by the Civil Avi- ation Administration of China (CAAC). The scanner also meets the ECAC/EU standard for car- go and passenger screening. Suited to global aviation, Customs, ports and borders, correctional facilities and critical infrastruc- ture markets, the Ionscan 600 is described as a highly-sensitive, lightweight, portable desktop system that detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives and narcotics. A unique feature of the scanner is single-use swabs designed for efficient trace particle pick-up and reduced contamination risk. Unisys, CSIRO Data61 partner UNISYS Corporation and CSIRO’s Data61 plan to develop an advanced data analytics solution for automated se- curity risk assessment of travellers and cargo at air, land and sea borders. Under the collaboration, Unisys will fund joint research with Data61 to devel- op an advanced data analytics solution capable of detecting potential border security risks posed by travellers, visa applicants, cargo and parcels. Industry Hub launched AUSTRALIA’s Department of Immigra- tion and Border Protection has launched the Industry Hub (the hub) a new area within its website with information spe- cifically for the trade, Customs, travel- ler, and migration sectors. The hub is a dedicated space that allows one to personalisation of news feed and subscription to topics of inter- est, such as news, legislation or regula- tion changes. Airways NZ in ATM move AIRWAYS New Zealand will replace its current air traffic management (ATM) platforms in a NZ$58m project over the next four years and has awarded a contract to Leidos to collaborate on software development. The Leidos Skyline X system will replace Airways’ two existing ATM platforms which were installed between 2000 and 2003 and are nearing the end of their useful lives. The system is expected to become operational in New Zealand’s domestic airspace in 2020 and in oceanic airspace in 2021. Airways chief operating officer Pauline Lamb said that the new system will allow Airways to implement a new operating model as well as take advantage of ad- vances in tools to optimise the air traffic system and staff deployment. AUSTRALIA’s airline Qantas and Israeli carrier El Al have inked a codes-hare agreement subject to government and regulatory approvals. The deal focuses on linking Qantas’ flights between Australia and Asia to El Al’s flights between Asia and Israel’s financial centre and technology hub, Tel Aviv. It will also connect Qantas’ flights from Sydney to Johannesburg with El Al’s services from Tel Aviv to the South African city. Qantas International chief executive Gareth Evans said while Qantas and El Al already have an interline arrange- ment and the new codeshare is part of the Australian national carrier’s strategy to continu- ally improve options for its customers by building long term partnerships with other airlines. “We’re really pleased to be team- ing up with El Al and adding Tel Aviv to our network,” said Evans. Qantas inks codeshare deal with Israel’s El Al Qantas International ceo Gareth Evans (right) and EL AL President and ceo David Maimon (left) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen the relationship between the two carriers witnessed by Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (second from right) and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second from left).