US Airport Receives Funds for New Baggage Screening System

11 August 2010 (Last Updated August 11th, 2010 18:30)

Orlando International Airport in the US has received a $23m grant from the US Department of Homeland Security to install a high-tech screening system in the airport's remote baggage centre. The remote machine will provide automated scanning, which includes explosives detection, accordin

Orlando International Airport in the US has received a $23m grant from the US Department of Homeland Security to install a high-tech screening system in the airport's remote baggage centre.

The remote machine will provide automated scanning, which includes explosives detection, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

It is hoped that the system will help the airport handle bags more quickly as Orlando has one of the highest volumes of checked bags in the US.

The system will process 2,000 bags an hour once the installation is complete in 2012.