Savi RFID tracking allowed on U.S. Air Force planes
The U.S. Air Force has approved Savi Technology's radio-frequency identification devices for asset tracking and security on board all sizes and classifications of aircraft.
Certification followed extensive tests determining that the RFID tags did not interfere with onboard avionics, such as radios, navigation or flight instruments, the company said.
Savi's tags have been used successfully for years on board U.S. military planes under other certification programs, but the Air Force's certification now broadens their onboard use.
'This clearance provides further validation that Savi's RFID devices can be safely used aboard government or commercial aircraft to improve the efficiency, security and condition of in-transit supplies,' said David Stephens, chief executive officer of Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company, in a statement.
Eight of Savi's RFID tags, which can be affixed to supplies, Unit Load Devices, containers, pallets and other transport conveyances, were approved under the Air Force's MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-464A, which addresses electromagnetic interference issues.
Previously, Savi Technology became the first company to receive Supplemental Type Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for use of one of its RFID tags on commercial planes.