The aircraft boarding process must satisfy many stakeholder expectations. Different airlines and handlers will have different goals depending on their service and cost objectives. Airports and passengers are primarily concerned with the experience. Security is in the interest of all parties. And no one wishes to be faced with delays.
As automated products become more widespread in aviation, more airport and airline operators are introducing self-boarding technology. For the technology to work as desired, it needs to provide sufficient capacity and function within a well-planned layout, with efficient end-to-end processes that meet aviation security regulations.