Jacksonville International Airport is going high-tech

Author: Associated Press
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville International Airport is getting a baggage system upgrade.

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority is preparing to spend $19 million on six new computed tomography X-ray machines. These machine screen bags that have been dropped off at the ticket counter.

Since Sept. 11, the federal government has required CTX screening at airports and the Jacksonville airport got its machines in 2002. Airport spokeswoman Debbie Jones tells The Florida Times-Union the current machines are worn out.

Work will be done in two phases. Starting in September, work will be done on the north end of the terminal serving JetBlue, Silver, United and Delta. Six or seven months later, it will switch the south terminal serving Southwest, American, U.S. Airways and Allegiant.

The project will take 12 to 14 months.

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