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RFID in the Airline Industry

This one-day preconference seminar is designed specifically for airports, airlines, maintenance companies and others looking to understand how radio frequency identification (RFID) can improve their operations and help reduce costs.

RFID Journal LIVE! preconference seminars provide in-depth information on specific aspects of EPC and RFID technologies. Attendees can choose to participate in one of these sessions prior to the opening of the main conference program. Preconference seminars are available through either the Full Conference Pass or Preconference + Exhibit-Only Pass.

• Topics that must be analyzed before using RFID in aviation
• Environmental conditions to overcome when using permanent tags
• Understanding the benefits RFID can provide to the airline industry
• Results from IATA's most recent study on tracking trolleys and maintenance systems

April 16, 2008

11:00 am—Preconference
The Business Case for Using RFID in Flight
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has completed a study of RFID use in the airline industry to manage and maintain trolley equipment and their contents. In this session, learn the costs of deploying an RFID system at catering facilities worldwide, the benefits airlines can expect and the practices IATA recommends for deploying trolley-tracking and maintenance systems.
Nick Bondarenco, RFID Deputy Manager, IATA
• Understanding the benefits RFID can provide to the airline industry
• Results from IATA's most recent study on tracking trolleys and maintenance systems
11:45 am—Preconference
Lufthansa Technik Improves Parts Maintenance with RFID
After a successful four-month trial, Lufthansa Technik—a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for commercial aircraft—has begun using a paper-supported RFID application to track aircraft components throughout maintenance and logistic processes. The company hopes to begin tagging each component with a permanent tag this year. In this session, learn how RFID can significantly speed up the repair cycle, as well as the challenges that must be overcome to tag parts operating in harsh conditions.
Michael Scheferhoff, RFID Program Manager, Lufthansa Technik
• Topics that must be analyzed before using RFID in aviation
• Environmental conditions to overcome when using permanent tags
1:45 pm—Preconference
McCarran Finds Multiple Benefits With RFID
Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport turned to RFID five years ago to streamline baggage security and routing for monitoring the 65,000 pieces of luggage that flow through daily. In this session, learn how McCarran addressed the scalability and security needs of the airport, how the implementation merged with existing database architectures, and where else the airport is looking to improve its operations with RFID.
David Bourgon, Manager, Airport IT Services, McCarran International Airport
2:30 pm—Preconference
Analyzing the Impact of ID Technologies on Aircraft Turnaround Processes
Cambridge Auto-ID Lab has been investigating the use of RFID in airport operations by examining the use of RFID technologies within aircraft turnaround processes. In this session, get an update on the research project, and learn about the results found, the second phase planned and how companies can become involved.
Alan Thorne, Associate Director, Auto ID Labs at Cambridge University
3:30 pm—Preconference
Is RFID a Viable Option for Tracking Airline Baggage?
Many questions have been raised concerning whether RFID is a suitable technology for tracking airline baggage. Does the technology work effectively? Can it improve security? What about costs and standards? The man who led the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of RFID’s potential discusses these issues in depth, and explains possible ways RFID can enhance airline and airport operations.
Anthony Cerino, Independent Consultant,

April 17, 2008

Improving Airline Customer Service With RFID for Baggage Tracking
      Sponsored by: Alien Technology
Building an Intelligent Supply Chain Through Discovery Services
      Sponsored by: Afilias Limited
Examining Several Leading Manufacturing Case Studies
      Sponsored by: OATSystems
Case Study: Top Global Retailers Are Evolving to RFID
      Sponsored by: Checkpoint Systems
UHF Gen 2 for Item-Level Tagging of Retail Apparel
      Sponsored by: Impinj, Inc.
Case Studies: Improving Production Shipping and Receiving Processes With RFID
      Sponsored by: Blue Vector Systems
How Global Telematics Technologies Combined With Active RFID Deliver an ROI in Track and Trace
      Sponsored by: Wavetrend

April 18, 2008

How RFID-Enabled Applications Are Setting a New Bar for Operational Efficiencies
      Sponsored by: Xterprise
Mojix STAR System: Field Trial Results and New Possibilities for RFID
      Sponsored by: Mojix
Managing and Deploying Assets in Large-Scale Construction Projects
      Sponsored by: IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG
Enabling RFID Mass Adoption Through the Microsoft BizTalk RFID Platform
      Sponsored by: Microsoft Corp.
How HP Gained Supply Chain Visibility Internally--and for Its Customers
      Sponsored by: Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP)
How to Use RFID as an Anti-Counterfeiting Measure
      Sponsored by: Alien Technology
How End Users Capture Value from RFID
      Sponsored by: NXP Semiconductors
Leveraging RFID Sensors and Printed Electronics in Pharmaceutical Packaging and Cold Chain Logistics
      Sponsored by: Information Mediary Corp.

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