Radio-frequency identification

January 6, 2012 - 5:25am
Aircraft fueling station designer U-Fuel is touting its $100,000 pre-fab self-se

U-Fuel, a provider of aircraft fueling stations, has designed a self-contained unmanned “FBO-in-a-box” concept that it says is aimed at lowering the cost of operating at small airports.

The design consists of a weatherproof steel enclosure that contains self-service pumps for various fuels, an air-conditioned lounge with restroom, as well as a meeting room with telephone, wireless Internet and vending equipment for food, beverages and aviation items.

January 3, 2012 - 11:50am
Fujitsu 64 kilobyte RFID tag

Boeing and partner Fujitsu of Japan have developed a maintenance system for airlines based on data-gathering radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and contact memory buttons (CMBs) affixed to aircraft parts, readers to extract the data and associated hardware and software.

July 27, 2011 - 12:41pm

Avidyne announced a new mode-S transponder that will make upgrading to ADS-B out capability much simpler. The new AXP340 mode-S transponder is a slide-in replacement for the popular Bendix/King KT76A and KT78A Mode A/C transponders. Retailing for $5,995, including connector kit and mounting tray but not antenna, the AXP340 will be available early next year, in plenty of time to meet the 2020 ADS-B out mandate.

June 27, 2011 - 8:23am
MAINtag President Bruno Lore displays an Airbus A350 armrest panel with a blu...

The French company chosen to provide radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags for the first major application on “flyable” aircraft components–the Airbus A350 XWB–has established a branch in Boston to support U.S.-based A350 suppliers in tagging their parts.

June 15, 2009 - 4:26am

Global parts supplier STAG (Specialist Technologies Aerospace Group) is on hand at the Paris Air Show (Hall 2B  Stand E101) to explain its supply chain optimization program. The UK-based company, which has SpecTech divisions in the U.S.

January 29, 2009 - 10:41am

The Odyssey Aviation FBO marketing partnership, which includes eight FBOs, has chosen Passur’s FBO software suite for customer flight tracking and to improve fuel pricing, fuel sales and customer service. Passur uses its own network of passive transponder detectors combined with the FAA’s live radar feed to track aircraft, even those with N-numbers blocked by the NBAA block aircraft registration request program.

July 12, 2008 - 5:50am

Counterfeiting can be big business in the aerospace and defense markets, compromising safety and making it easier for terrorists and rogue states to acquire advanced technology. Based in Dorset, UK, Lyncolec has developed a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for circuit boards, allowing for the individual identification of every single board in new systems.

June 20, 2008 - 4:46am

In addition to producing its familiar oversized yellow publication Trade-A-Plane people are enthusiastic about something totally new these days–access to the company’s WeatherTAP online weather service through a Pocket PC.

January 14, 2008 - 7:02am

Regional airlines and other Part 121 operators may have to equip their aircraft with a switch within easy reach of the pilot or copilot that immediately activates the transponder hijacking code, if a proposed rule is adopted. Although the proposal would apply initially only to airlines, the FAA is asking industry to comment on its appropriateness to Part 91 and 135 operators.

December 13, 2006 - 12:51pm

The Nordam Group and 3M’s Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Division announced they will begin collaborating on projects to serve customers around the world. Leveraging its expertise in making existing products and line lines “better,” 3M will provide technology and expertise to the Nordam Group to help it improve its product and service portfolio.

 
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