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 in Quebec.
The new security checkpoint brings together several technologies and processes successfully trialed 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 motorized 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.
Angus Watt, President and CEO of CATSA, said, “CATSA is always looking at innovative concepts that can contribute to a better screening experience while ensuring the highest level of security. CATSA Plus focuses on improving customer service and passenger flow and enhancing security.”
James C Cherry, CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, the airport operator, said, “We are very pleased to work with CATSA to test the new CATSA Plus screening concept. This innovative solution addresses specific passenger needs. Whether passengers are familiar with the screening process or require more time to go through it, CATSA Plus allows them to move at their own pace. I am confident our passengers will like this user-friendly concept that maintains security and ensures an efficient screening process at our checkpoint A.”