11 Jun 2017

Fiji Airways Looks To RFID

Fiji Airways has completed installation of over 4,000 ultrahigh-frequency radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags throughout its entire fleet of 15 aircraft.

Fiji is integrating RFID to improve in-cabin inspections for onboard emergency equipment such as life vests, life rafts, oxygen bottles, fire extinguishers, extension seat belts, earmuffs, flashlights, survival kits as well as oxygen generators in A330s, 737s, ATRs and Twin Otters.

Implementation of the RFID system will be overseen by the Dubai office of EAM RFID Solutions, a division of EAM Worldwide.

Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways' managing director and CEO, said that by utilising RFID technology, the carrier’s maintenance teams will be able to inspect hundreds of items on each aircraft in a matter of minutes, leading to internal efficiencies and decreasing ground time.

“These enhancements allow us to continue our relentless focus on safety and operational excellence.” Viljoen said.

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