Brady offered a complete RFID solution to solve our customer’s challenge by making every in-cabine item visible, without the
need for a visual confirmation.
We offered our extremely lightweight RFID Air Labels to identify most of the assets
on board. The remaining metal assets were labelled with specialised on-metal RFID
labels. These labels circumvent the laws of Farraday by equipping an isolation layer
that allows the sending and receiving of ETSI-compliant RFID signals.
In addition, Brady offered powerful RFID scanners that can activate the labels,
even when hidden in lockers, blocked by seats or otherwise concealed. On each
scanner, a custom developed app was installed to perfectly fit the new technology
in our customer’s existing processes. When scanning, maintenance crews do
not only get an instant aircraft inventory, they can also see items highlighted for
preventive maintenance or replacement. The app also allows verification that every
item is in its assigned space.
Results: 10 times faster in-cabin aircraft checks
Aircraft maintenance crews can now scan the area against an inventory list, rather than having to find and visually confirm every
item. This creates a huge difference in operational speed, with effects on the availability of personnel and aircraft.
Our customer said mechanics now spend 90% less time on routine, periodical in-cabin maintenance tasks. These include
checking data on life vests, oxygen generators and masks. A single specialist is all it still takes to get an aircraft checked. This
also helps solve specialist availability issues at any of the airliners 130 destinations.