BearingPoint has developed an economic model to help determine the business case (or lack thereof) for RFID baggage tracking systems. While the company believes that such systems will become prevalent, the model suggests that in the near-term airlines and airports may want to hold off. This article has more details.
AMR Research has released an analysis of Boeing's recent announcement that it would RFID tag certain parts of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. This article recaps the key points.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of passive RFID technology on and around grounded aircraft.
The New York Times published an article today highlighting the potential cost savings to airlines from reduced lost luggage through the RFID tagging of bags.
RFID tagging could reduce the error rate of mishandled luggage by more than two-thirds, yielding industry-wide savings of a staggering $650 million-plus.
Unbeknownst to many, RFID plays a large role in the A380, the world's largest commercial aircraft unveiled this week by France's Airbus.
VeriChip announces IPO; RFID consortium to hold open workshop; Nordic ID rolls out UHF handheld for Europe; RFID maturing rapidly, says report; firms partner on retail RFID solutions; do-it-yourselfers devise tag killer.
Shipments will be tracked from four locations in the United States to two air bases in Germany using UHF EPC tags.
Low-cost wireless sensor networks developed by NASA can detect environmental changes and take action in response to what they detect. Now RFID is set to make them even more effective.