The use of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) in the aviation industry in the Middle East region is expected to grow significantly in the next two years with an increasing number companies deploying this technology in their operations.
TOKYO, 20 May 2014. Airbus S.A.S officials in France have named Fujitsu Limited in Tokyo as radio-frequency identification (RFID) solution provider for the Airbus RFID Integrated Labels project. During the manufacturing stage of all Airbus planes, major aircraft components will be individually marked with an RFID label to enable component tracking and accurate traceability. Airbus and its parts suppliers will be able to trace a component from manufacture to maintenance accurately, enhancing supply chain transparency and visibility of their aircraft parts. Thorough component management is critical in the aircraft industry, especially given that a single aircraft may contain several million separate components. Traceability is required for every process that the component is involved in over its several-decade life cycle, from design and manufacturing to servicing and disposal. Making this an even more complex challenge is the fact that the aircraft industry encompasses parts suppliers, airframe manufacturers, airlines, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), so the tracking process needs to cover multiple companies and even multiple countries, often resulting in excess parts in inventory. Ensuring that each of the numerous components is replaced with the correct article during maintenance is also a time-consuming task for technicians. While there is an urgent need in the airline industry to reduce costs in order to compete with other forms of transportation, there is also a need to ensure that component-tracking and maintenance is performed safely and securely. To enhance transparency and visibility in its parts supply chain, in 2009, Airbus began using RFID labels on components for its state-of-the-art mid-sized A350 XWB, and expanded their use to all Airbus planes in October 2012. In January 2013, the company decided to move forward on its
The alliance consists of commercialising the Radixx travel reservations solution (PSS: Passenger Services System) with Indra’s airline consultancy and IT development services The PSS solution easily integrates with different airline business models and it is currently implemented at more than 40 companies in a number of countries Indra, the leading technology multinational in Spain [...]
Delta Air Lines this autumn will equip more than 20,000 flight attendants with handheld Nokia Lumia 1520 phablets, which will serve as their on-board manual and in-flight sales device as well as a platform for future, more personalised in-flight customer service.
United Airlines has launched its all-new mobile application for the Android platform, offering customers innovative new features, smoother functionality and an improved touch-friendly design that enables travellers to access information more quickly and easily. The new Android app, available at united.com/mobile, follows United’s redesign of the mobile app for the iOS7 platform, which the airline launched last year.
easyJet has announced that from today, all passengers onboard will be allowed to use their personal electronic devices such as laptops, DVD players, tablets and mobile phones onboard in ‘Flight Mode’ throughout the whole flight including during take-off and landing. Up until now, passengers have had to turn their devices off for both periods during the flight, and the change comes after recent recommendations from the European Aviation Safety Agency for these restrictions to be relaxed.
Best known for cheap fares and an overwhelming amount of day-glow orange decor, English budget airline easyJet announced its plans to integrate drone and augmented reality technology to inspect and troubleshoot its fleet of Airbus jets.
According to the indictment filed at the Ottawa courthouse, Harbi Mohamoud Gabad is facing multiple criminal counts, including making fraudulent passport applications for organized-crime suspects from Quebec and British Columbia’s Lower Mainland
Air transportation is expected to at least double by 2050. Coping with these needs and the resulting overcrowded sky requires top-notch communication technologies - but the sector is not quite ready yet. The SANDRA project set out to improve aircraft by means of a coherent digital architecture.
British Airways has launched a new fun online tool called ‘My Flightpath’ which provides customers with their own personal travelogue. The new feature on ba.com, which is available for anyone who is a member of the British Airways Executive Club, displays a timeline of all their flights since they joined. It highlights the destinations and countries that customers have flown to most frequently and charts all the destinations they’ve flown to on a map.
Gogo, a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces the next step in its technology roadmap for global connectivity - 2Ku. Gogo expects this new technology to outperform other global connectivity solutions currently available in the market. Japan Airlines is expected to be among the first to trial this advanced technology.
Gogo, a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces today that it plans on rolling out Wi-Fi on Air Canada’s entire North American fleet in May. The agreement also provides for future type-testing of Gogo satellite solutions for Wi-Fi on international flights. The international trials will take place in 2015.
Sabre, a global technology company serving the travel industry, today launched three data-driven travel solutions – Customer Experience Manager, Guest Connect Upsell and TripCase Corporate – to help travel companies design and offer a more personalised shopping and travel experience for travelers.
Our selection of the top 10 product and service innovations launched by airlines in the past year shows how airlines can come up with creative solutions based on the interplay between technological, social and economical changes, with the aim to improve the passenger experience, increase revenues and/or lower costs.
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