Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to get checkpoint tech upgrade

March 29, 2022

ATLANTA - Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to spend $55 million to replace X-ray machines at the main security checkpoint with more advanced scanners to screen carry-on bags, Kelly Yamanouchi reports for the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

29 March 2021 - While X-ray machines generate 2-D images of bags, CT technology can create 3-D images that can be rotated and viewed at different angles. It also can detect explosives, including liquid explosives. The technology should eventually allow travelers to keep their permitted liquids and laptops inside their bags during screening.

The installation is expected to begin in October, according to the Transportation Security Administration. It will be done in phases, with airport officials closing four lanes at a time. Each phase is expected to last about four months. It could take 18 months to two years to complete the job, according to the airport. It's yet to be seen how that will affect wait times.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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