New Security Equipment at Minot Airport

5/19/2008AftertheSeptember11thterroristattacksairportsaroundtheglobesteppeduptheirsecuritymeasures.

WhilelargeairportsintheUnitedStatesmadeuseoflarge,high-techmachines,smallerairportslikeMinotdependedonmoremanualprocesses.

NowMinotAirportwilluseoneofthosehightechmachinesonamuchsmallerscale.ItscalledtheRevealCT80.

ItisanexplosivedetectionsystemcapableofscreeningcheckedbaggagethroughanMRI-typescan.

TheRevealissmallerinsizeandarelessthanhalfthepriceofothermachinescurrentlyinuseatmanylarger,commercialairportsnationwide.

"Wethinkthepassengerwaittimeswillprobablybelessened.Thesystemitselfitmoreefficient,hasgotabettercapacityforscreeningbagsinashorterperiodoftimesofromapassengerstandpointtheyshouldlikethechangeshereasfarasimprovedcustomerservicesandlesstimewaitingforbaggagescreening,"saysJohnHursey,theFederalSecurityDirectorforthestateofNorthDakota.

AsofApril2008,TSAhasdeployed195Revealmachinesatatotalof67airports.


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