Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 (SOR/2011-318)

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2012-03-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Private screening facility

 The operator of an aerodrome must make a facility available for the private screening of passengers.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 15.

Screening of Non-passengers

Marginal note:Non-passenger screening facilities

 The operator of an aerodrome must make facilities available for non-passenger screening checkpoints at restricted area access points and at locations inside restricted areas.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 15.
Marginal note:Notice — liquids, aerosols or gels

 The operator of an aerodrome must ensure that non-passengers who access sterile areas are notified of any restrictions on the possession of liquids, aerosols or gels in sterile areas.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 15.

Explosives Detection Screening Checkpoints

Marginal note:Explosives detection screening checkpoints
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must make facilities available for explosives detection screening checkpoints.

  • Definition of “explosives detection screening checkpoint”

    (2) For the purposes of this section, “explosives detection screening checkpoint” means an area of an aerodrome where the screening authority at the aerodrome uses screening equipment to screen carry-on baggage, checked baggage or baggage that is intended to be checked baggage.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 15.

Baggage Handling Systems

Marginal note:No change without agreement

 If the operator of an aerodrome is responsible for a baggage handling system, the operator must not make any change to the system that may affect screening operations unless the change is agreed to by CATSA.

  • SOR/2012-48, s. 15.

Division 6Access Controls


Marginal note:Division overview

 This Division sets out the regulatory framework for the protection of security-sensitive areas of aerodromes.


Marginal note:Sign requirements
  •  (1) The operator of an aerodrome must post signs on the outside of each restricted area access point and each security barrier. Each sign must

    • (a) be in at least both official languages;

    • (b) identify the restricted area as a restricted area; and

    • (c) state that access to the area is restricted to authorized persons.

  • Marginal note:Signs on security barriers

    (2) The signs posted on a security barrier must be no more than 150 m apart.