New Explosive Detection System unveiled at Kahului Airport
The State Department of Transportation dedicated a new, state of the art Explosive Detection System today at Kahului Airport.
The new system is expected to provide a simplified flight check-in process for air travelers, open up more lobby space, and provide air travel security. The system features screening equipment installed behind the ticketing and check-in terminal area.
The project was funded by federal stimulus dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The EDS provides a fully-integrated, enhanced baggage security screening system capable of detecting explosives, weapons and other contraband materials for the protection of air travelers.
The new system is designed to have sufficient capacity to handle growth for the next 20 years.
Three years ago, permits were approved for the $18.5 million project.
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