Hawaiian Airport to Install Bomb Detection System

31 August 2010 (Last Updated August 31st, 2010 18:30)

Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii has begun work to install an explosive detection system as part of its 12-year, $3.2bn modernisation programme. The system, part of the Honolulu International Airport explosive detection system (EDS) integration improvements project, will be inst

Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii has begun work to install an explosive detection system as part of its 12-year, $3.2bn modernisation programme.

The system, part of the Honolulu International Airport explosive detection system (EDS) integration improvements project, will be installed at lobbies 4, 5, 7 and 8 of the overseas terminal.

It will include 16 EDS machines that can detect weapons, explosives and other contraband materials, according to Pacific Business News.

The $61m installation project, with $24m to be paid by federal stimulus funds, is expected to finish in early 2013.

As part of the ongoing modernisation programme, the airport has installed new baggage handling systems and constructed four explosive trace detection rooms.