U.S. Air Force Improves Aircraft Maintenance With AIT
The Air Force Sustainment Center is using RFID and automatic identification technology (AIT) to reduce man-hours for aircraft locations, and to locate and track parts removed for maintenance. The Air Force Global Enterprise Tracking (AFGET) system decreases sustainment costs for five Air Force bases by providing metrics and locations of parts and ground support equipment in real time. The solution also dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes to gather information when re-assembling aircraft, and to track the kits that support the aircraft maintenance process. Learn how the program has improved record-keeping accuracy, as well as provided real-time metrics for senior leadership, resulting in reduced overall costs for the military.