Aerospace / Aviation

RFID for airlines and marine vessels

TouchPath has incorporated RFID technology into aviation life vests with the ability to tag other equipment, such as safety and survival kits, rafts, flashlights, crash axes, C02 cylinders, oxygen masks and megaphones.

Why TouchPath?

During onboard safety checks, airline and marine personnel verify the presence of life vests under each passenger’s seat. By using RFID technology staff in the aviation and maritime safety equipment industries can automate this process, making it faster and more efficient.

Save time – and money

Embedding life vests and other safety equipment with an RFID tag allows for the accurate tracking of inventory. It also verifies the presence of equipment, reduces theft, and prevents the fining of airlines or maritime companies for failing to provide the required onboard safety equipment.

Aviation/Marine Equipment Manufacturers

In the warehousing and manufacturing industries, RFID technology enables the accurate management of your shop floor and warehouse inventory. RFID scanning allows for the simultaneous reading of hundreds of thousands of tags, overriding and replacing barcode readers, which can only scan one tag at a time.

Realise accurate lot control in the event of product recall and streamline your picking results in reduced search time. Validate staged shipments as products leave the dock door portals and prevent costly mis-shipments with ease

RFID inventory tagging eliminates the need for manual, intent-based scanning. It reduces labour and time costs while increasing your operating efficiencies and profits.

  • Reduce data entry labor
  • Limit the risk of human error
  • Increase operating efficiencies
  • Increase material handling speeds
  • Improve shipping times
  • Access real-time inventory information

During the 2010 RFID Journal Live conference, Kenneth D. Porad, program manager for Boeing, commented that utilising radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track onboard life vests was a beneficial and significant time saver for the airline industry.

RFID Journal’s March/April 2010 magazine published an article titled “Airlines Play RFID Close to the Vest” featuring TouchPath customer, Eastern Aero Marine.

TouchPath has a solution to fit every budget and specializes in supporting the aerospace and aviation industries.

“By partnering with TouchPath, we were the first to provide the aviation industry with the ability to immediately track and obtain accurate, real-time information for our life vests.  The savings in time and money, as well as improvement in accuracy and safety compliance is significant.”

Eloy Leal

Director of Operations and Engineering, Eastern Aero Marine