Tahiti Nui has installed RFID tags on life vests on its entire fleet of A340-300 aircraft using EAM RFID’s TagControl Solution. Air Tahiti Nui is using RFID technology to reduce 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 five hours and such inspections were done every three months with six 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.
The project involved employee training, which EAM administered as a combination of on-site training in Papeete and offsite training over interactive conferencing in both English and French languages.