Florida’s Panama City Airport Gets New Inline Screening System

16 September 2009 (Last Updated September 16th, 2009 18:30)

Panama City Airport in Florida is constructing a new inline baggage handling system that will screen bags for explosives and eliminate the need to walk checked baggage to a screening location. The US airport has received a $4m grant from the Transport Security Administration (TSA) for

Panama City Airport in Florida is constructing a new inline baggage handling system that will screen bags for explosives and eliminate the need to walk checked baggage to a screening location.

The US airport has received a $4m grant from the Transport Security Administration (TSA) for the state-of-the-art technology.

The systems provide on-screen resolution capabilities for TSA officers screening baggage, thereby reducing the number of rescans and physical bag searches.

The system will mean the airport can provide 100% inline screening for more than 330,000 passengers travelling through the airport each year.