Ubisense, Airbus expanding A350 XWB production

Ubisense Group plc (AIM: UBI) and Airbus are further expanding the Ubisense infrastructure in the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL), located in Toulouse, as a solution to support digitalization of its major assembly facilities in Europe, the company said.

Connecting industrial objects using RFID and Real-time Location Systems (RTLS) in the context of Internet of Things and in conjunction with Big Data are key components of the Airbus Digitalization strategy to streamline and automate industrial processes as well as improve real-time awareness along the Supply-Chain.

In 2011, Airbus deployed the Ubisense enterprise location intelligence solutions on the A350 XWB FAL to provide real-time connectivity to industrial objects and consequently greater visibility of industrial processes and applications, in particular around industrial tooling and distribution within component assembly and final assembly factories. And since then, elements of the Ubisense solution have been re-used across multiple assembly plants and multiple Airbus aircraft programmes such as the A330, A350 XWB, A380, and the A400M.

Ubisense helps manufacturing, communications and utility companies improve operational efficiency and boost profitability. Founded in 2002, Ubisense is headquartered in Cambridge, England.