Deploying RFID in Commercial Aviation: The Boeing-Airbus Story, Part 2

By Doug

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Normally fierce competitors, Airbus and Boeing are collaborating on the use of RFID because they share common challenges, customers and some 70% common suppliers across the globe. The two aviation giants will give a status update on the progress they've made establishing global standards for parts traceability, automated data collection, and the post-production performance of some 5,000 parts on each plane throughout their lifecycle in order to help airlines manage their spare parts needs. Boeing and Airbus both expect that RFID will be a major enabler in their manufacturing operations and supply chains.
Jens Heitmann, Senior Manager, System/Equipment Standardization Process and Methods, Airbus
Kenneth Porad, Program Manager, Automated Identification Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group