Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is in a position to be key player in the airline industry, but its full-scale adoption may be years away. RFID systems are being tested by airlines and airports primarily for improving tracking of passenger baggage. This article describes how the technology works, its availability in passive and active formats, and the various benefits it offers. Concerns about associated costs leave some analysts doubtful as the value and potential of these systems. A lack of a suitable business case for RFID is presented as being the major reason the airline industry is holding back. The article suggests that RFID will be embraced when it can be shown that overall improvement in punctuality and efficiency in a carrier’s network can be attributed to RFID applications.

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    • Page range: pp 46-47, 50
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    Penton Media

    1300 E 9th Street
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44114-1503
  • Authors:
    • SUTTON, O
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3p
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  • Accession Number: 01005396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:42PM