Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas has made plans for new fully integrated baggage handling, sortation and explosives detection systems valued collectively at $21m.

Baggage handling software company Glidepath will carry out the work in three stages, the first stage will see it supply a new 55-counter check-in at the US departures terminal.

Check-in technology will include an 1,800-bag-an-hour inline explosives detection system, bag-weight imaging system and automated baggage sortation with three large make-up carousels totalling 3,500ft and including 300 drives.

The second stage will include three inbound baggage claim systems for international arrivals, followed by a new international / domestic terminal with a further 42 check-in counters and 3,200ft of baggage handling, security and sortation systems equipment.

All three stages are expected to be complete by 2013.

Meanwhile, the installation phase of a new baggage handling and security screening system at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the US is expected to go live in 2009.

Glidepath will also design, manufacture and install a new integrated baggage handling and security screening system at Nashville International Airport in the US at a cost of $32m under a new security project that is expected to be complete by 2010.