CATSA is testing new pre-boarding security checkpoint at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport


27 September 2016

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is testing a new pre-boarding security checkpoint, referred to as CATSA Plus, at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. The new security checkpoint brings together several technologies and processes successfully trialled by CATSA over the past few years to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its screening operations. Deployed at Montréal-Trudeau Airport’s screening checkpoint A, the new solution features motorised rollers, a remote X-ray viewing room, an automatic bin return system, and improved repack stations for passengers. Elements can be added or removed depending on checkpoint size, space and passenger volumes. Montréal-Trudeau was selected for the trial because checkpoint A offers adequate space to install the full solution with all the main features. The trial will determine the impact on screening line performance and will help evaluate the passenger experience. The results will allow CATSA to make any refinements required before the first full deployment of a complete CATSA Plus checkpoint in the new International Terminal at Calgary International Airport at the end of October 2016.

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