US TSA equips Mitchell Airport with new in-line baggage screening system

30 June 2014 (Last Updated June 30th, 2014 18:30)

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the installation of new in-line baggage screening system at the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US.

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the installation of new in-line baggage screening system at the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US.

The new screening machines have been installed as part of a $30m project.

"The new screening machines have been installed as part of a $30m project."

A total of $21m of the total investment required for the project was provided by the TSA, while the remaining $9m was contributed by the airport through passenger and airline user fees.

The system allows passengers to put luggage on a conveyor belt, which will take the bags directly to four screening machines in a new area inaccessible to the public.

Each of the screening machines can handle approximately 750 bags an hour.

Baggage that does not pass the initial inspection will be sent to a separate room for further inspection by TSA officials.

The airport has served over 573,000 passengers during the month of May 2014, a 1.8% rise when compared to the same period in the previous year.