Air Tahiti Nui has announced it has installed RFID tags on life vests on its fleet of A340-300 aircraft, using EAM RFID TagControl, the company said.
Air Tahiti Nui is using RFID technology to reduce the inspection times, to strengthen regulatory compliance and to improve the traceability of cabin safety equipment.
For the A340-300, life vest inspection times previously took 5 hours and such inspections were done every 3 months with 6 months anticipation on replacement of the Life Vest. With RFID, these inspection times are reduced to 10 minutes and are performed on a monthly basis. This kind of inspection reduces removal anticipation to just two months.
Air Tahiti Nui started operations in 1998 and is located in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. It operates long-haul flights from Tahiti to Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo and Auckland. The airline currently operates a fleet of Airbus A340-300, which will be phased-out and replaced by Boeing 787-9 by 2019.
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