Fiji Airways implements RFID tags across fleet to improve efficiencies

    Fiji Airways completed (01-Jun-2017) the installation of over 4000 ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tags throughout its entire fleet of 15 aircraft. One of the first of the Oceania airlines to utilise this technology, Fiji Airways intends to improve in-cabin inspections for onboard emergency equipment such as life vests, life rafts, oxygen bottles, and fire extinguishers. Fiji Airways MD and CEO Andre Viljoen stated “by utilising EAM’s RFID technology, we can inspect hundreds of items on each plane within minutes, enhancing internal efficiencies and decreasing ground time. These enhancements allow us to continue our relentless focus on safety and operational excellence”.