Hold-baggage Screening

Screening officers use specialized equipment to screen passengers’ checked baggage (or hold baggage) to prevent the boarding of prohibited items such as explosives.

CATSA provides financial support to airports to cover the installation, renovation and deployment of explosives detection systems. Collaborating with Transport Canada, CATSA has established a regulatory framework to ensure optimal performance and maintenance of each system.  CATSA also oversees all hold-baggage screening systems and ensures regulatory compliance.