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Leading the way in Airport Security

At Bavel Consulting, we are dedicated to revolutionizing the way airport security checkpoints operate. With extensive experience and a commitment to innovation, we provide customized solutions to enhance performance and improve the passenger experience.

Our services are designed to increase passenger throughput, capacity, and operational stability, while reducing wait times, space requirements, and costs. We understand the unique challenges faced by airports, and work closely with our clients to develop solutions that deliver results.

Our approach is data-driven, results-oriented, and always focused on delivering meaningful improvements. We believe in the power of collaboration, and work closely with our clients to understand their needs and develop customized solutions.

Our mission is to create efficient and passenger-centric security checkpoints
Our Story

The story of Bavel Consulting starts with a burning desire to bring change to security checkpoints. Starting small, we have evolved into a prominent airport security consultancy, helping airport security checkpoints achieve optimal performance. Our progression has been fueled our drive to create tangible outcomes and our commitment to always being at the forefront of our industry.


Everything we do is aligned with our fundamental principles and an unrelenting commitment to excellence. We take pride in our journey and look forward to creating more successful stories in the future, one chapter at a time.

2019 - Our Founding

Bavel Consulting was founded by Willem van Bavel in 2019. Starting out as a small operation, We launched the Checkpoint Design Guide and completed our first Security Optimization study. This success led to the growth of the company and development of our first security analysis tools. We also celebrated our first year milestone and welcomed Lily Lemi as our Operations Director.

2021 - Early Growth

Recognizing the growing demand and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the aviation industry, Bavel Consulting adapted its services and developed new tools and solutions. By 2021, the company had successfully optimized security at 15 airports and remained dedicated to educating the industry through its educational content, aimed at demystifying the complexities of security checkpoint performance.

2023 - Innovation

Expanding our consulting services and collaborating with airport clients drove our focus towards further innovation. This led to the development of the Tray and Trolley Return System (TTRS), a cost-effective security lane solution for regional airports. Our commitment to innovation solidifies our values and demonstrates that we are not just consultants offering advice, but also creators of solutions where none exist.

The Future

Our mission remains steadfast: to create efficient and passenger-centric security checkpoints for airports worldwide. With a commitment to innovation and a wealth of ideas, we are determined to revolutionize the way security checkpoints are operated. Our ambition is boundless, and we are eager to continue driving positive change in the industry.​

Our Team

Our team is comprised of subject matter experts bringing a wealth of security checkpoint knowledge and skills to the table. Whether you're looking to streamline security, optimize performance, or drive innovation, our team has the expertise and experience to help you succeed.

Willem van Bavel

Managing Director

Lily Lemi

Operations Director

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Driven To Provide Value

Value matters. We are constantly improving ourselves to provide the best value for our clients. We realize that value is the only way to create sustainable success.

First-Principles Thinking

We assess every situation by boiling things down to the fundamental truths and reasoning up from there.


We understand that the only way to make a lasting change is through effective collaboration and communication. 

Raising the bar

Always pushing ourselves to innovate on every project, we raise the bar to provide solutions that have not been tried before but are grounded in reality.

What Makes Us Unique
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