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Orlando International Airport partially reimbursed for federal security upgrades

Staff Writer |
Orlando International Airport is scheduled to receive $6.4 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as partial repayment for security upgrades following 9/11.

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Under the 2018 Omnibus Appropriation bill, Congress included $50 million to begin to reimburse airports that incurred costs for partial or completed in-line baggage screening systems prior to August 3, 2007.

TSA was also directed to develop a plan for how it will reimburse the balance of these claims in future budget requests.

Orlando International Airport is owed close to $28 million.

“The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority would like to thank Florida’s congressional delegation for their stalwart support on this issue,” said Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chief Executive Officer Phil Brown.

“There is no higher priority than providing a safe and secure travel experience for our millions of customers and we are gratified that Congress and the TSA share our commitment to fund the necessary screening technology.”

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