Security facilities infringe on floor space while airports strive to grow retail areas. To increase passengers throughput security lanes currently reach eighteen meters in length. Many terminals can’t accommodate such huge footprint. The result is insufficient capacity and long queues if not total impossibility to install new TRS lanes.

Throughput of security lanes is constrained by slowest passengers. Who nevertheless feel hustled/push around leading to incorrect divest and time lost somewhere along the process.

While parallel divest does not really solve the issue, SELFCAIR TROLLEY LANE© is an attempt to respond to this double challenge.







The purpose of SELFCAIR TROLLEY is:

            1) To improve passenger comfort

            2) To increase drop off speed so that:

                            - Lanes are shorter (lenght cut in half, does not exceed 7 meters), or

                            - Throughput is faster (speed multiplied by 4 thanks to new type of x-ray machines)



Using, for divest & repack operations, double level trays and movable trolleys that are automatically unloaded/reloaded.


Removable tray and trolley


Automatic unload of the tray



Design specification


1. possible layouts

2. divest / repack alternatives


example 1: short lane, on site divest

example 2: fast lane, external divest

footprint optimization: 2700 pax/hour on 800 m²





ANDY DOWE - Tel: +44 (0) 7481 555968