Leidos was awarded a contract by Edinburgh Airport Limited to upgrade the airport’s security tray return systems with antimicrobial tray technology. This is Leidos’ first order for the antimicrobial security tray technology introduced to mitigate the spread of bacteria from person-to-surface contact. Working with Leidos since 2012, Edinburgh Airport utilises the company’s automated tray return systems, as well as desktop real-time explosives detection systems.
The security trays prevent reproduction of a broad spectrum of bacteria, including staphylococcus aureus (staph), E. coli, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA and VRE, by 99.99%. The antimicrobial technology is built into the security tray during Leidos’ tray manufacturing process and continuously minimises the presence of microbes throughout the security tray’s lifecycle.