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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.

Internet of Things Technology Tracks Pets in Airports

Unisys has released an app- and IoT-based solution that enables passengers to keep an eye on their pets before and after a flight, by viewing their location and the conditions around them, as well as watching the animals on video via wireless sensor technology.

Aerospace Case Studies

RFID System Automates Tool Management for Hong Kong Aeronautics Company

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. has deployed a Xerafy system leveraging handheld RFID readers, tags on tools, and an app on workers' phones to ensure that no tool is ever left insude an aircraft, and to help employees find a missing tool if a mistake is detected.

Aerospace Features

RFID in Aerospace and Defense 2017 Report

Last month, RFID Journal held a conference and exhibition for the defense and aerospace sectors. View the presentations from the event.

Aerospace Editor's Notes

You Can't Deploy What You Can't See

Lack of awareness about RFID products is hindering adoption.

Aerospace Expert Views

Delta Air Lines Shows the Future of Retail

Yes, that's right. An airline has deployed a customer-facing RFID solution that has huge implications for retailers.

Aerospace Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Aerospace How To Articles

How to Prepare for Your RFID Project Success

This video explains how to develop the business case, answer the WIIFM ("What's in it for me?") question and get tangible buy-in from senior management.

    Aerospace Videos

    Aerospace White Papers

    • Baggage-Handling Models That Can Help the Implementation of IATA Resolution 753
      Published February 2016
      Resolution 753 regarding airline baggage tracking will go into effect in June 2018, mandating that all IATA members maintain an accurate inventory of luggage by monitor¬ing its acquisition and delivery. Beumer Group's Kim Madsen discusses the resolution's aim, what it means for airlines and airports, how RFID and other technologies can be implemented, the minimum requirements, physical challenges and more. (4 pages)
    • 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)
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