The use of full body scanners at U.S. airports is being ramped up after al-Qaida published in its Inspire magazine a new recipe to build detection-proof bombs.
The Canadian federal government deployed full body scanners at airports five years ago after a terrorist tried to detonate an explosive device aboard a Northwest Airlines on Christmas Day in 2009.
Since then, the full body scanners, which are used in over a dozen countries, have been rolled out to 24 airports across Canada.
Toronto’s Pearson airport has the most number of scanners with 10 at its checkpoints. That’s followed by Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary airports with seven, six and four, respectively.
Tap the below interactive map to view the airports that use body scanners, which improves detection capabilities of body-worn items, such as knives and sharp instruments as well as liquids and explosives of all types. Data courtesy of catsa.gc.ca. Mobile viewers, click here.