Cleveland Hopkins Airport Unveils Checked Baggage Screening System

The TSA and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) went live today with the airport's new in-line explosives detection system.

The system, which cost approximately $7.5 million, is now operational, and can scan passenger luggage automatically before it is delivered to the awaiting airliners. The system can scan thousands of bags per hour, and is similar in scope to systems that have been deployed at major travel hubs like the Atlanta airport and the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.

The project was led not only by TSA and the Cleveland airport, but also by Continental Airlines, which has a leading presence in Cleveland.