Can you please recommend some articles highlighting this topic?
We have written a number of articles about the benefits that maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies have achieved through the use of radio frequency identification technology. Here are a few:
Indian Aviation MRO Company Expects RFID to Reduce Labor by 50 Percent
The system, provided by Dolphin RFID, is enabling Aman Aviation & Aerospace Solutions to reduce the amount of time workers spend filling out paperwork and inputting information, as well as to ensure data accuracy.
Global Aviation Maintenance Company Tracks Tools via RFID
The system makes it easier for the firm to account for every tool, helping to eliminate the possibility of foreign object damage, and to manage the maintenance of the tools themselves.
Lufthansa Technik Uses RFID to Expedite Aircraft Repair
At its German facilities, the aircraft-maintenance service provider is attaching EPC UHF tags to documents that accompany airplane parts, reducing the need for manual data entry.
Lufthansa Expands RFID Use
The airline’s various divisions are using Mojix RFID hardware to track aircraft-part maintenance and hazardous cargo, while testing the use of handheld readers and its own tags to track safety devices on planes.
KLM Maintenance Cuts Parts’ Packaging Costs With RFID
Working with packaging supplier Nefab, the MRO provider is tracking cases and boxes used to transport airplane parts to and from customers, lowering packaging costs by 50 percent.
Portuguese Airline TAPs Into RFID
The national airline uses radio frequency identification to track engine-overhaul components and tools.
MTU Examines RFID to Keep Its Production Line Rolling
The German manufacturer simulated an RFID-enabled kanban system to keep parts in stock and to introduce the technology to employees.
You should also consider attending our upcoming RFID in Aerospace and Defense conference an exhibition, being held on Oct. 19-20 in Long Beach, Calif. Speakers will discuss the use of RFID at MRO facilities, and there will be exhibitors focused on solutions for this sector.
—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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