Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Rising passenger numbers, stricter security regulations, longer lines and shorter turnarounds all have significantly influenced baggage reconciliation and processing in recent years. We recognize the need for a scalable, fully-integrated baggage management system that is more flexible, reliable and efficient than today's existing platforms.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology enables much more advanced bag tracking and tracing - maximizing operations from the curb to the runway:

  • Reduces handling mistakes
  • Optimal efficiency can dramatically cut costs long term
  • Rapid bag off-loading and redirecting
  • Faster bag tag read rates and less reading errors
  • Worldwide lost bag tracing
  • Helps prevent theft and tampering
  • Greater product durability
  • More efficient supply chain management operations

RFID's versatility allows for a single bag to be located anywhere, as well as end-to-end support of the entire processing system - eliminating the need for line-of-sight identification. Easily integrated with other baggage handling systems - such as Collins Aerospace's ARINC BagMatch reconciliation application and Collins' ARINC ExpressDrop, the remote processing solution - RFID meets the challenges of the airport industry with innovative, progressive and adaptive technology

RFID is gaining popularity in airports around the world - becoming the obvious solution to the modern congestion, security and baggage processing challenges facing airports today.

Quick facts

  • Enhanced bag tracking and tracing
  • End-to-end airport coverage and beyond
  • Reduces congestion while maintaining high-level security integrity

Did you know

RFID tags are considerably less prone to the wear and tear of regular bag tags, with a failure rate of less than 5% compared to more than 15% of traditional barcode tags.