Regina International Airport in Canada is currently testing new preboarding screening procedures.

The pilot project will be conducted in four phases, each of which will introduce gradual modifications to the airport’s passenger screening lanes.

The changes include new pat-down techniques, larger X-ray bins and different locations and roles for screening personnel.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) regional manager Alex Hauszner said that the new development will help educate passengers about avoiding unnecessary metal detector alarms.

The 14-week trial by CATSA started during the last week of August and will end on 1 December.