Implementing RFID at McCarran Airport

Mr David Bourgon, Airline Systems Manager
McCarran International Airport, United States


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Presentation Summary

  • McCarran International Airport ( Las Vegas ) has installed an Airport-wide RFID system, with chips incorporated into each and every one of the bag tags produced for all of the airlines
  • Return on investment analysis, what we learned and what we are doing next

Speaker CV

David has been on-staff with McCarran International Airport since 1993. He currently is the Manager of Airline Systems, which encompasses Common Use Airline Systems, Flight Information Display Systems, Common Use Self Service Kiosks, Traveler Information Prescreening Series, as well as all Help Desk and equipment maintenance functions. David and McCarran are now heading up the Radio Frequency ID Bag Tag project for McCarran's new in line baggage screening facilities. The McCarran IT projects have been recognized, on a world-wide basis, by the Computerworld Smithsonian Program for its technological innovation. McCarran airport is the 6th busiest in the U.S. and 11th busiest in the World and is a completely common use facility handling over 41 million passengers annually.

Company Profile

The Clark County Department of Aviation owns and operates six airports, including its crown jewel, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the fastest growing airports in the country over the past two decades, McCarran is now seventh largest in the United States (in terms of passengers) and fourteenth busiest in the world.