Microchip implant

April 8, 2009 - 10:15am

Counterfeiting remains a serious problem in the aerospace industry. “About 2 percent of the 26 million parts installed on aircraft worldwide are counterfeit; that’s roughly half a million parts ranging from hardware to advanced electronics equipment,” said Ben Jun, vice president of technology for Cryptography Research of San Francisco.

November 16, 2006 - 10:25am

Boeing and FedEx have launched an in-service evaluation of active radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on some airplane parts for a MD-10 freighter. Tests will also identify potential electromagnetic interference.

 
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