Aircraft Services Company Gains Efficiency With RFID

By Doug

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A third-party provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has deployed an RFID system at its facility to manage work-in-progress for the parts it services for its customers, which include aircraft manufacturers. The system is designed to track components from their reception at a dedicated receiving area to numerous repair stations and to the dispatch area from which those parts are then shipped back to the customer. By reading the tags during these multiple processes, the firm attains a real-time view into the progress of each MRO service being provided for every component, and can thus identify if a delay occurs. The system has helped the firm to reduce turnaround times, and has provided information that it can employ to further improve efficiency.