RFID in Aerospace and Aviation

June 26, 2012 — 11 AM to 1 PM EDT

Deployment Guide Sponsor:
Oak Systems Division of Checkpoint

This virtual event is designed specifically for airports, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance firms and others looking to understand how radio frequency identification can improve supply chains and reduce costs. Without leaving your desk, hear how leading companies in aerospace and aviation are employing RFID to achieve benefits today.

All attendees will receive a free Process Automation with RFID Infographic illustrating the Key Areas in Aerospace Manufacturing.

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11:00 AMWelcome and Introduction
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
11:05 AMRFID Applications in Boeing Aircraft Production and Maintenance
Boeing, a leading airframe manufacturer, is using RFID-based tracking and tracing of aircraft parts, during both the production and maintenance phases of the lifecycle, bringing significant value to all stakeholders within the aviation ecosystem, including airlines, the supply chain and airframe manufacturers. The common thread for all of these stakeholders is an improvement in quality, productivity and maintainability over an aircraft's lifecycle, spanning several years.
The use of RFID enables automated data collection, verification and validation, resulting in improved accuracy and reduced flow time. The reduction in maintenance costs to airlines due to the implementation of RFID on several aircraft parts will be enhanced with a new service offering initiated by Boeing's RFID integrated solutions division.Learn how the stakeholders are working together to maximize the benefits offered by the technology.
Anil Kumar, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing
Rebecca Shore, Solution Architect, RFID Integrated Solutions, Information Services, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services
11:45 AMRFID Composite Tracking and Tool Monitoring: A&D Manufacturing Case Studies
The most recent aircraft programs (the Airbus A350, the Boeing 787 and the Bombardier C Series) are achieving fuel efficiency through lighter, stronger composite materials. This poses both new opportunities and challenges for aerospace manufacturers, which must add new materials-management, tooling-tracking, fabrication and inspection processes to their current operations. This session will discuss real-world examples of how RFID is helping manufacturers automate these processes, from tracking perishable composite materials in storage freezers, layup areas and autoclaves to monitoring the duty cycles of tooling and other indirect materials. Project design, enterprise systems integration and implementation options will be discussed.
Chris Forgione, Senior Director of Asset Tracking, OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems
12:05 PMFulfilling Air Transport Association Customer Mandates to Commission High-Memory Tags
Rockwell Collins, a provider of aviation and information technology systems and services, has implemented a wireless, enterprise resource planning (ERP)-integrated solution to write multiple birth-record data elements to high-memory passive tags for avionics installed on the Airbus A350 platform. Learn about the background leading up to the project, and how the firm chose the correct approach. Understand how Rockwell Collins managed RFID integrator engagement, as well as hardware, Web services, ERP and wireless integration, while incorporating the challenges of emerging standards.
Lloyd V. Whiting, II, Principal Business Integration Analyst, Service and Asset Management, Rockwell Collins
12:45 PMClosing Remarks
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal