LAX unveils automated screening lanes at international terminal

Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday planned to unveil five Automated Screening Lanes designed to speed up the security process in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Under the $12.3-million project, 14 of the 16 screening lanes at the terminal will be replaced with new technology that allows up to five passengers to fill trays with personal belongings at the same time and proceed to the body scanner, allowing more passengers to be screened each hour, said Charles Pannunzio of Los Angeles World Airports.

"The project is expected to be completed in the spring, and allow the checkpoint to screen nearly 1,000 more passengers per hour than its previous capacity,'' Pannunzio said in a statement.

LAWA displayed the new technology on Friday.

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