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Honeywell Aerospace Uses RFID to Track Parts from Manufacture to Repair

Honeywell Aerospace has started applying high-memory RFID labels to two of the parts it manufactures for the aerospace industry, with the goal of enabling the part's record to be tracked directly on the tag from birth through use by airlines, and repair by Honeywell.

Thus far, three Honeywell facilities are capable of attaching EPC Gen 2 passive UHF tags with high-memory RFID chips. To accomplish this, the factories are employing handheld and desktops readers and also using software to enable reading and writing of tags, as well as to store a library of Honeywell parts on each reader, used to expedite the writing process.

Honeywell Aerospace is a supplier of avionic (electronic) and mechanical parts for the aerospace industry. The Air Transport Association Spec 2000 standard dictates that aircraft parts suppliers provide specific information encoded on a tag, including a serial number, part number and product manufacturer. Airbus has mandated that its suppliers provide high-memory RFID tags on the parts they purchase that include this data.

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Keywords: RFID, supply chain management, supply chain management IT, supply chain solutions, RFID in aviation industry, part tracking

Thus far, three Honeywell facilities are capable of attaching EPC Gen 2 passive UHF tags with high-memory RFID chips. To accomplish this, the factories are employing handheld and desktops readers and also using software to enable reading and writing of tags, as well as to store a library of Honeywell parts on each reader, used to expedite the writing process.

Honeywell Aerospace is a supplier of avionic (electronic) and mechanical parts for the aerospace industry. The Air Transport Association Spec 2000 standard dictates that aircraft parts suppliers provide specific information encoded on a tag, including a serial number, part number and product manufacturer. Airbus has mandated that its suppliers provide high-memory RFID tags on the parts they purchase that include this data.

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Keywords: RFID, supply chain management, supply chain management IT, supply chain solutions, RFID in aviation industry, part tracking