RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Jun 19, 2014

RFID in Aerospace and Aviation VE 2014

June 19, 11:00 am - June 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

Moderators:
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Aerospace and Aviation VE 2014
Moderators:
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Aerospace and Aviation VE 2014
Moderators:
  • Bob Hamlin, CTO, RFID in Aerospace and Aviation VE 2014
Moderators:
  • Su Doyle, Head of Industry Programs, RFID in Aerospace and Aviation VE 2014
Moderators:
  • Terry Alderson, VP of Aerospace and Defense, RFID in Aerospace and Aviation VE 2014
Moderators:
  • Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID in Aerospace and Aviation VE 2014
Moderators:
  • Alexis Beurdeley, Vice President, RFID in Aerospace and Aviation VE 2014

This virtual event is designed specifically for airports, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance firms and others looking to understand how radio frequency identification can improve their supply chains and reduce costs. Without leaving your desk, hear how leading companies in aerospace and aviation are using RFID to achieve benefits today.

EVENT AGENDA

19 Jun, 2014 11:40 am
Tracking Engine Maintenance With RFID

A manufacturer is using an RFID solution to gain visibility of aircraft engine components as they pass through various departments for repair. When an engine arrives at the facility for repairs or maintenance, each component could undergo a complex route that includes cleaning, inspection and repair, with the work taking place on as many as a dozen different machines and stations. Tracking every component is absolutely critical; if even a single part is missing, delays can result, caused by manual searches for that item and its order paperwork. Find out how, following a six-month pilot that yielded 100 percent tag read rates, the firm is tracking engine components by means of fixed reader portals, desktop interrogators at workstations, and EPC Gen 2 passive RFID tags affixed to equipment paperwork.

19 Jun, 2014 11:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
19 Jun, 2014 11:05 am
The RFID-Enabled Smart Factory

One company is revolutionizing manufacturing by using passive and active RFID and other intelligent technologies to provide real-time visibility into the tracking of work-in-progress, parts, kits, tools and more. Real-time data flows through a single platform, offering operators and plant managers the ability to view a virtual representation of what is occurring on the shop floor. Learn how the firm is bringing together these different systems to create an integrated, seamless, smart factory.

19 Jun, 2014 11:50 am
Airline Uses RFID in MRO and Security Operations

An airline that operates an extensive domestic and international network has used RFID in its maintenance operation for more than two years, tagging emergency equipment in the cabin that must be on every plane and must not be expired-oxygen generators, life vests, portable oxygen bottles, first-aid kits, medical kits, defibrillators, fire suppression squibs, and so forth. RFID replaces repeated date inspections, allowing the firm to get the maximum life out of an asset before removing it from service. Additional projects are planned to use RFID for internal distribution, identifying and tracking tire inventory, and other projects.

19 Jun, 2014 12:35 pm
RFID Applications in Aircraft Production and Maintenance

A leading airframe manufacturer in both the commercial and defense sectors is undertaking several projects employing RFID technology. RFID-based tracking and tracing of aircraft parts in both the production and maintenance phases of the lifecycle brings significant value to all stakeholders within the aviation ecosystem, including airlines, the supply chain and airframe manufacturers. The common thread for all of these stakeholders is an improvement in quality, productivity and maintainability over an aircraft’s lifecycle, spanning several years. The use of RFID enables automated data collection, verification and validation, resulting in improved accuracy and reduced flow time. Learn how the stakeholders are working together to maximize the benefits offered by the technology.

19 Jun, 2014 12:55 pm
Closing Remarks
19 Jun, 2014 12:35 pm
RFID Solutions Taking Off in Aerospace

The adoption of RFID solutions is accelerating across the aerospace industry. No longer is it just a technology to deploy—it is a viable solution adding quantifiable business value. This session will illustrate RFID’s current role and its indisputable value throughout an aircraft’s lifecycle, as well as showcasing upcoming, broader uses across aerospace. From Airbus’ and Boeing’s early recognition of the benefits of RFID on flyable parts, to its recent expanded use on all airplanes, the presenter will provide insight as to where RFID is headed, with stories of the latest solutions being deployed.

19 Jun, 2014 11:25 am
Advanced Materials, Capital Equipment, Engine Overhaul: Deployment Trends for RFID in A&D

Aerospace and defense firms manage billions of dollars of capital assets, materials and work-in-process across programs, facilities and worksites. With increasing cost pressure, project complexity and operational risk, RFID is increasingly being deployed to automate material management, equipment tracking and MRO programs. This session will provide real-world case studies of RFID in A&D, along with ROI metrics and deployment considerations.

19 Jun, 2014 11:50 am
From Parts to Revenue: Accelerating Production With RFID

RFID is being deployed to track work-in-process (WIP) and tools throughout the aerospace manufacturing process, resulting in faster conversion of parts to finished aircraft. This acceleration of aerospace assembly drives increased revenue and bottom-line profits. RFID Global Solution, which has been at the forefront of innovation in aerospace manufacturing processes, will share examples of process improvements and ROI achieved by its clients, from tracking parts to subassemblies to flight bags. Learn how the company’s Visi-Trac solution reduces the time spent tracking work orders, distributing flight maps and inventorying tools, thereby resulting in improved supply chain visibility, reduced labor costs and faster conversion of parts to cash. The firm will also discuss best practices for tool control, as well as how to reduce the risk of foreign object damage (FOD) and improve the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) process and supply chain.

19 Jun, 2014 11:05 am
Best Practices for RFID Deployments in Aerospace and Aviation

RFID can deliver a great deal of benefit in different applications, such as tool tracking and supply chain management. Aerospace companies, airlines, third-party maintenance providers and others in this sector must develop a coherent strategy and follow best practices. Those that don’t often end up deploying the technology piecemeal, only to find that it fails to meet their longer-term needs. This session will explain how to create a long-term strategy that can enable businesses to choose technologies that will best meet their ongoing needs across a wide variety of applications, as well as how to prioritize projects in the near-term.

19 Jun, 2014 11:50 am
Case Study: Deployment of Aerospace RFID to More Than 60 OEMs—What’s Ahead for RFID Parts-Marking?

OEMs started using RFID for aerospace parts-marking just five short years ago. Since then, this technology has been adopted across the aerospace industry because of its efficiencies in time, cost and reliability. Leading the pack in RFID parts-marking, MAINtag started offering enterprise solutions in 2010, and has deployed more than a million flyable RFID tags globally. In this session, hear key success factors that enable smooth and reliable RFID implementation with transparent, easy-to-use and cost-efficient upgrades from older nameplate IDs to hybrid RFID integrated labels. Learn how such transformation can be driven without significant changes in OEMs, airlines or MRO practices. Expansion to all aircraft, including Airbus, Boeing, Irkut and Bell Helicopter initiatives, require interoperability, expertise and close supervision. Solutions are market-ready for ODBC, AS/400, SAP, LINUX and Oracle, providing a new paradigm that outperforms the ROI of older parts-marking approaches. Hear how RFID is transforming aerospace MRO by taking maintenance and cabin inventory operations to a higher level of efficiency.

 

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