This technical guide has been written in 2003 by the head of the hold baggage screening subdivision, Mr Jérôme Fontaine, state engineer in the French civil aviation technical service.
It is based on the considerable STAC experience coming from thinkings, meetings, studies, designs, experimentations and testing of hold baggage screening systems in France and in foreign countries, including member states of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).
This book is a guidance to provide technical advises for building the better system to screen hold baggage before they are loaded on the aircrafts.
It is not a standard imposed by a regulation, nor an outcome of regulation which has changed since it has been written.
This guidance does not treat about architectural design of passenger terminals, even if it gets easier or more difficult the installation of hold baggage screening systems.