UK supports Ethiopian efforts to strengthen aviation security

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The British Embassy in Ethiopia formally handed over aviation security equipment to officials at Bole International Airport. The British Embassy in Ethiopia formally handed over aviation security equipment to officials at Bole International Airport on Friday 31 July 2015.

The equipment, including an Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) machine and test pieces for x-ray machines will assist in broadening aviation security detection capability at Bole International Airport. Indeed the ETD machine provides Ethiopia with the latest technology to detect explosives on passengers and on their baggage, with detection of a broad range of explosives in less than ten seconds!

The Embassy also presented certificates officials at the airport who successfully participated in a UK ‘Aviation Security Supervisors’ course between 20-22 July 2015.

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