Passenger Security Screening

These days change seems to be the only constant in aviation security; the changing nature and level of threats leads to advances in screening technology, changes in equipment, processes and procedures, which lead to changes in planning parameters to accommodate changes in production rates and so the cycle continues.


For over a decade, o&i consulting has been helping clients to plan for and integrate change in staff and passenger screening environments. We work independently with airport operators, third party security organisations, government departments, equipment manufacturers, and other stakeholders to provide operations solutions that achieve the best security outcome and the best service in an aviation security operation.


Our team designs processes and layouts to integrate new rules and regulations, procedures, and technologies. Clients also come to us to understand how they can get more passengers and baggage through their screening operation, without compromising security levels.

Operations planners require a realistic view of the full capacity potential of existing facilities and when expansion or modification will be necessary. We produce operational models to provide a detailed illustration of flow rates through screening areas to understand the effect of operations improvements, different future operating scenarios and equipment change.


We worked with European airports to prepare for 2014 changes in EU LAGs legislation. This included trialling much of the available LEDS equipment on the market, and designing and implementing operations solutions.


More recently o&i consulting has conducted a study for the European Commission to assess the feasibility of relaxing current restrictions on the carriage of LAGs in cabin baggage through airports, while maintaining high levels of security.

What we offer
  • Passenger screening process study, measurement and analysis
  • End-to-end passenger screening process optimisation and throughput increase
  • Compliance strategies and processes
  • Process and layout design, including queue structure design and queue management strategies
  • Security capacity and demand modelling, and scenario testing
  • Demand-based lane allocation and resource planning
  • Optimum equipment selection to meet client requirements
  • Demonstration and implementation of equipment and process change
  • Improving supervision and information management
  • Continuous improvement strategies

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