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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.

Auburn RFID Lab Expands to Avionics With Delta Gift

Delta Air Lines' Aviation Sensor ID Bay will be dedicated to researching and development related to RFID technology use for tracking flyable parts, baggage and tools for airlines, aircraft companies and original equipment manufacturers, as well as for the RFID companies that serve them.

Aerospace Case Studies

San Diego International Airport Deploys Beacons for IT Efficiency, Passenger App

The Bluetooth Low Energy system, from Spark Compass, brings location-based data to passengers using an airport app, and location-targeted service calls to IT personnel on a Samsung smart watch.

Aerospace Features

EPC RFID Along the Supply Chain: A GS1 UK Update

The existence and promotion of the GS1 EPC RFID standard has, in no small way, contributed to the wider adoption of RFID since 2005, particularly in the retail industry's apparel and general-merchandise sectors.

Aerospace Editor's Notes

Industrywide Approaches to RFID

The aerospace and defense sectors are being propelled by large players to adopt radio frequency identification.

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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