MAINtag and Tego announced that the companies’ jointly developed FLYtag solution will be used in an effort to tag thousands of aircraft parts across the Airbus A350 XWB fleet.
MAINtag will be the primary contractor, supplying Tego’s high-memory RFID tags that can hold the complete birth record and maintenance history of aircraft parts.
The A350 XWB will be the first aircraft in the Airbus fleet that will use RFID on flyable parts, deploying Tego’s high-memory RFID TegoChip to allow improved aircraft configuration management and line maintenance, repair shop optimization, warehouse logistics, payload tracking and life limited parts monitoring.
Tego’s high-memory passive RFID tag supports up to 32Kbytes of memory and is offered in an on-metal tag manufactured by MAINtag. Under the Airbus contract MAINtag will provide two FLYtag designs, both for use on-metal, allowing physical attachment options for different parts requirements.
With the combination of MAINtag’s manufacturing know-how and Tego’s standards-compliant, high memory and fully passive RFID tags the two hopes and help achieve Airbus’ goal of value chain visibility.