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Lufthansa Tecknik (LHT), the maintenance repair and overhaul arm of Lufthansa, is taking the next step in its implementation of radio frequency identification to track paperwork attached to aircraft parts as they pass through the repair process, by installing RFID hardware at the entrance to its repair facility.
At the same time, the company's cargo-transporting branch, is employing RFID to track hazardous or volatile materials as they are placed on pallets and sent to an aircraft for loading. Lufthansa Technik is also testing the use of RFID to track items that can expire-such as life safety vests-on Lufthansa aircraft. Furthering the technology's use throughout the company, LHT and its logistics division developed their own RFID tags to attach to aircraft parts as they move through the repair process, and to be used with safety devices to track expiration dates, thereby saving labor previously spent examining devices on aircraft.
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