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RFID Journal covers the role RFID is playing at Boeing, Airbus, commercial airlines and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as in tracking assets and ensuring homeland security.

B/E Aerospace Proceeds With Global Plan for RFID

The aircraft parts manufacturer has signed an agreement to use Tego's tags and services to enable its cabin interior products to be tracked in-house, as well as by Airbus and other customers.

Aerospace Case Studies

RFID Helps Rolls-Royce Canada Maintain Jets

The company is tracking an important tool to ensure it is not left inside engines after servicing.

Aerospace Features

RFID Journal LIVE! 2013 Report, Part 2

At RFID Journal's 11th annual conference and exhibition, attendees learned how to employ radio frequency identification to track and manage a variety of assets. View the presentations from the event's main conference track and solution-provider sessions, as well as the RFID Journal Awards finalists.

Aerospace Editor's Notes

Real Momentum

An increase in end users attending RFID Journal LIVE! is further evidence that RFID adoption is picking up.

Aerospace Expert Views

Demystifying the "Low Memory" of Aviation's Low-Memory Tags

Tego's CTO explains why most aviation applications will require at least 2 kilobits.

Aerospace Best Practices

RFID and the Road to Recovery

History tells us that businesses that spend wisely on technology projects during recessions weather the economic crisis and come out on top. Here are seven RFID applications that can save you money now—and make you more competitive for years to come.

Aerospace Videos

Aerospace White Papers

  • Choosing the Optimum Architecture for UWB RTLS
    Published June 2013
    Real-time locating systems (RTLS) operating in the ultra-wideband domain are becoming more common in many applications, ranging from automated student attendance verification to tool tracking for major aircraft manufacturers. UWB offers many attributes enabling it to provide new capabilities not possible with traditional RTLS technology. Zebra Technologies explains how the choice of UWB RTLS architecture can impact a user's ability to achieve a solid return on investment. (6 pages)
  • Improving Aircraft Maintenance Management Using RFID
    Published May 2013
    Airlines have been late adopters of advanced inventory-management systems, particularly involving AIDC technologies, since aircraft maintenance management is highly industry-specific, considerably regulated and subject to many complexities not present in other industries. With the recent emergence of the U.S Federal Aviation Administration's regulatory airworthiness criteria for flyable RFID, and the recently agreed-upon interoperability data standards, there is now an opportunity for airlines to achieve short- and long-term wins. This essay, from Laminar Aerospace's Marco Andreacchio, outlines how RFID could support a paperless supply chain strategy, and details many key tangible and nontangible benefits for airlines. (7 pages)
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