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Portuguese Airline TAPs Into RFID

July 23, 2012—TAP, Portugal's national airline, has a long history of employing advanced technology to maintain and manage its international fleet. This dedication to excellence has paid off over the years, by providing enhanced reliability, service and passenger comfort. TAP was founded in 1945 as Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, and its route network currently extends to 80 destinations across 36 countries. The airline operates almost 2,000 weekly flights, with a fleet of 55 Airbus jets. 

Fernando Matos, the head of information technologies at 
TAP Maintenance and Engineering (TAP ME), is committed to maintaining the firm's technological edge by identifying and deploying systems that promise to streamline operations, improve processes and reduce costs. Recently, inspired by Airbus' pioneering work in implementing radio frequency identification across its value chain, Matos worked with TAP management and external consultants to employ the technology to bring new efficiencies to the airline's engine-overhaul operations. "We maintain our own engines, as well as for third-party fleets," he states. "It's important that we keep on top of promising technologies that give us a competitive and performance edge." 


| Updated:2012.11.18    Source:rfid journal    Clicks:
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