Baggage Tracking

UHF RFID on baggage takes off for a high-altitude flight

IATA resolution 753 paves the way for large-scale baggage tracking via UHF RFID – Initial solutions have the potential to change passenger air traffic in the long term.

IATA resolution 753 initiates RFID revolution in air traffic

With 290 airlines, IATA represents 83 percent of all airlines worldwide. The industry association has now set the goal of using a resolution to launch a nationwide, RFID-based tracking system for air baggage among its members in the shortest possible time. The association offers numerous advantages for airports, airlines and passengers.

In an interview with RFID & Wireless IoT Global, Andrew Price, Head of Global Baggage Operations at IATA, explains why the airline industry has set the goal of large-scale installation of RFID tags, what positive effects the global transition will have and what standards and hardware are required to meet the industry's roll-out targets.

Jan Phillip Denkers
Jan Phillip Denkers
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Lüneburg near Hamburg, Germany
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