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Rfid in Airports and Airlines 2008-2018:Industry Forecast Report

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Rfid in Airports and Airlines 2008-2018:Industry Forecast Report

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RFID in Airports and Airlines 2008-2018

This is the first in-depth research into the rapid increase in use of RFID in the air industry. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an extremely powerful enabling technology in airports and aircraft, serving to improve security against criminal attack, safety against general hazards, efficiency, error prevention and data capture and to remove tedious tasks.

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It can even create new earning streams where it makes tolling feasible without causing congestion and where new airport "touch and go" cards offer new paid services without delays. RFID creates competitive advantage in many ways and in many locations. Managers in the air industry and their suppliers are in danger of being left behind if they are ignorant of the successes and new possibilities of using RFID to improve the air industry. This unique report therefore looks at the broad sweep of work in this area, and gives market sizes, paybacks and forecasts. In particular, we assess the following applications: Airline baggage tagging Reduced wastage in food trolleys Cargo tracking: improving operations Parts Freight: enabling the IAT e-freight initiative The potential amount that RFID baggage tagging can save amounts to $760 million a year and is therefore worthwhile tackling. In some cases the saving has been very high - in Hong Kong airport, for example, the average cost of handling bags has gone from $7 per bag to $4 - a huge saving. By early 2008, more than 30 airports are using/trialling RFID for baggage handling. The major roll-out at Hong Kong is beginning to be done elsewhere - including now at Milan airport. Paybacks from RFID in the air industry are typically in the satisfactory 1-2 years range but some paybacks of only months have been reported particularly where new earning streams are created. RFID has been most lucrative when it has been used...