Aviation RFID Highlights and Case Study (RFID Europe 2011)

Mr Jon Andresen, President of Technology Solutions and member of the Air Transport Association
Air Transport Association
United States


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Presentation Summary

  • Changing the RFID mindshare away from dumb shipping labels
  • RFID ROI measured in weeks
  • Advantages of low memory RFID tags
  • Industry specifications for open, structured, flexible data sharing
  • Point-of-use ASCII data with low IT infrastructure costs

Speaker Biography (Jon Andresen)

Jon Andresen is the President and Principal Consultant of TechnologySolutions, an international consultancy focusing on business and technology integration including UID, RFID, bar coded part marking, lifecycle part traceability. Recent clients include the Delta Airlines, Zodiac Aerospace, US DoD, Boeing, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications, SAP and other major corporations. He worked for over a decade as an IT Technical Architect at United Airlines Maintenance Division where he implemented numerous applications from shipping/receiving to a worldwide, distributed document management system. Andresen also served as the Chair of the ATA Spec 2000 Bar Code Taskforce for nearly two decades, and was the Stocker Visiting Professor at Ohio University in 2002. He has a Master's Degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is the author of dozens of magazine articles, consulting reports, and white papers and has spoken at more than 50 industry gatherings worldwide. He is the primary architect and author of the aviation industry's RFID specification, and is now delivering RFID business solutions to both airlines and suppliers.

Company Profile (Air Transport Association)

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  • The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), founded in 1936, is the nation's oldest and largest airline trade association. The association's fundamental purpose is to foster a business and regulatory environment that ensures safe and secure air transportation and enables U.S. airlines to flourish, stimulating economic growth locally, nationally and internationally. By working with its members in the technical, legal and political arenas, ATA leads industry efforts to fashion crucial aviation policy and supports measures that enhance aviation safety, security and well-being. ATA has seen the airline industry grow from the small, pioneering companies of the 1930s into indispensable facilitators of the global economy. ATA and its members continue to play a vital role in shaping the future of air transportation.

  • TechnologySolutions, established in 1986, is an international consulting firm focused on the integration of business and technology, leading companies into using appropriate technology to solve current business problems and avoid future ones. We have particular depth of experience in aviation, defense and manufacturing environments, but our methods and services are applicable wherever computers, data and people come together to make a business run better.
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