Airbus and Boeing have again decided to join forces in reaching out to their suppliers to encourage the use of RFID technology where appropriate.
The two major airplane OEMs will help produce and support a full one day symposium on how RFID makes business improvements possible. Boeing & Airbus share about 70 percent common suppliers. So use and implementation of RFID for suppliers needs to be standardized across the board.
RFID Symposium Co-Located with MRO Asia 2007 and MRO Europe 2007
The event, titled: Enabling Business Improvements with RFID - A Global Aviation Update from Airbus and Boeing will be held the day before MRO Asia in Shanghai, China and again the day before MRO Europe in Milan, Italy. That would be Oct. 16 in Shanghai and Nov. 6 in Milan.
Participants will include:
Carlo K Nizam, Head of Value Chain Visibility and RFID, Airbus
Ken Porad, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Subjects will include Demystifying RFID – The Basics particularly to executives who have heard of RFID but need a primer. An RFID Chaos Scenario. The Airbus & Boeing; a Common Approach - Ensuring value through interoperability and common infrastructure. We will also have case studies, a look at the Airbus vision and strategy, and for part of the day will also feature hands on demonstrations of RFID technology as it would be use in commercial aerospace applications.
More details are available on the AVIATION WEEK conferences website that you can find here: http://www.aviationweek.com/conferences/index.htm