Boeing and Airbus have both made plans to use RFID technology in the near future to better track and monitor avionics and other aircraft installed parts, according to Aviation Today.
Boeing’s 787 Dreamline, due for delivery by the end of the year, will use RFID tags for monitoring maintenance-significant parts. And if you recall, back in January Airbus placed a multi-year order to tag thousands of aircraft parts across the A350 XWB fleet, expected to enter service in 2013.
Information from the tags is said to better support aircraft configuration management and line maintenance, repair shop optimization and life-limited parts monitoring.
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