History

Year Major Trends of RFID Baggage Tag ASTREC/ARTA Activity History
1995-1999 - In order to reduce lost baggage and reinforce security, European and U.S.major airlines and TSA started experiments of RFID technology application to baggage tags, which has better automatic reading rate than bar-code tags.
- At IATA/ATA JPSC plenary meeting in 1999, the resolution was made to recommend 13.56MHz as RFID tag frequency.
2000 - The RFID Working Group (WG) was formed at IATA, and incorporated into BWG subgroup.
2001 - RFID-applied Airline Baggage Control System Workshop' was established in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism centered around NAA/JAL within the set period of the fiscal year 2001. - Right after the 11 September Attacks, 13.56MHz RFID verification tests were conducted mainly at Narita Airport, involving Hong Kong, Singapore, San Francisco and Vancouver Airports. The effectiveness of RFID technology for the baggage tag was successfully verified.
- The fruit of the experiment from October 15 to 18 was exhibited in the Exhibition held at IATA/ATA JPSC 2001 (Vienna) by Japan Consortium.
2002 - In response to the result of the verification test conducted by 'RFID-applied Airline Baggage Control System Workshop' in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 'Next-generation Airline Baggage Control Workshop' was established within the set period of the fiscal year 2002. - 13.56MHzRFID tag and antenna test conveyor was installed in TKSL plan test building, and 10,000 trials of reading test was conducted.F6
August, 2003 - Advanced Airport Systems Technology Research Consortium (ASTREC) was established under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism - ASTREC started verification tests and making proposals to IATA BWG.
2004 - March, 2004 to March, 2005: Empty-handed travel operation test (Flight from Narita except for destination to U.S.)
- April, 2004 to October, 2004: 13.56MHz band e-tag recognition verification technology test (Narita to FRA, NYC, YVR): 03 model
- October, 2004: IATA BWG
2005 - In January 2005, Hong Kong International Airport started the operation of RFID tags.
- In June 2005, NAA entered into MOU with IATA.
- In the middle of 2005, McCarran International Airport started the operation of RFID tags.
- January, 2005: IATA BWG RFID SUB GROUP
- April, 2005: IATA BWG RFID SUB GROUP
- August, 2005: IATA BWG RFWG(Not attended, TSA made UHF presentation.)
- December, 2005: IATA BWG 12
- Nov. to Dec., 2005: UHF-band eTag Reading verification technology test (Kansai International Airport - Hong Kong International Airport
- March, 2006: Empty-handed travel test (JTB)
2006 - June, 2006: Revised version of IATA RFID Specification RP1740c was issued.
(In response to the TSA presentation made in August, 2005, only UHF-band frequency was adopted.)
- June, 2006: RFID fall-back tag system (13.56MHz) started operation at the BHS in NRT First PTB South Wing
- April, 2006: IATA BWG 13\
- September, 2006: IATA BWG 14
- January, 2007: IATA BWG 15
- Nov., 2006 to April, 2007: UHF-band eTag reading verification technology test (Basic evaluation test: Narita - CDG)
2007 - Jan., 2007: ASTREC entered into MOU with IATA.
- 2007: IATA finished StB RFID Project, and moved to BIP.
- 2007: Milan-Malpensa International Airport started operation of RFID tags (Lyngsoe Systems).
- April, 2007: IATA BWG 16
- Oct., 2007: IATA BWG 17
- Oct., 2007 to Nov., 2007: UHF-band eTag reading verification technology test (Operation evaluation test at Central Japan, Kansai- CDG)
2008 - 2008: Lisbon Portela Airport started operation of RFID tags for transit.
- 2008: Wuhan Tianhe International Airport started operation of RFID tags (reusable type).
- 2008: Asiana Airlines started operation of RFID tags in 12 airports in Korea.
- Jan. 2008: IATA RFID meeting
- April, 2008: IATA BWG 18
June, 2008 - ASTREC finished its activities.
October, 2008 - First conference of IATA RFID Technical Working (RFID oversight committee)
December, 2008 - Airport RFID Technology Alliance (ARTA) was established as a voluntary association. - ARTA was established as a voluntary association.
April, 2009 - IATA BWG20 and RFID oversight committee
2009 - IATA RFID Tag Purchasing Project was conducted for Air France, McCarran International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Atlanta International Airport. - ODIN in U.S. was designated as a test organization of RFID tags.
→Test report from ODIN was evaluated internally.
October, 2009 - IATA BWG21
January, 2010 - Aalborg Airport started operation of RFID tags (Lyngsoe Systems)
February, 2010 - Ubiquitous specific district project of Ministry of General Affairs
- Conduct i-Tag verification test at Central Japan International airport. (Jointly with DENSO, JAL and the airport.)
- Verification test site support at Central Japan International Airport
February, 2010 - IATA BWG22
January, 2011 - NAA performed a basic survey on RFID baggage system introduction. - Designate AGP as a representative company, and ARTA supported it.
February, 2011 - Overseas surveys were conducted at Korea and Europe.
March, 2011 - Returnable RFID tag standardization group was established. - IATA BWG23
Middle of 2011 - Qantas Airways started operation of BagTag system among major airports in Australia.
August, 2011 - Q BagTags were evaluated internally.
September, 2011 - NPO Airport RFID Technology Alliance (ARTA) was established as an incorporated nonprofit organization. - ARTA's activities as a voluntary association were finished.
- The organization status was moved to an Incorporated nonprofit organization.
October, 2011 - IATA BWG24
June, 2012 - Las Vegas McCarran International Airport started operation of Terminal 3. GEN2 RFID system was introduced.
October, 2012 - IATA BWG26
November, 2012 - RFID returnable baggage tag evaluation test for ANA
April, 2013 - EBT Sub-working Group (SWG) was formed at IATA BWG.
May, 2013 - Conduct a survey on airline baggage systems at overseas airports for NAA.
May, 2013 - IATA BWG27
April, 2014 - EBT trial model barcode evaluation test at Narita Airport.
April, 2014 - IATA BWG29
June, 2014 - Conduct a survey on baggage handling system reliability at narita airport for NAA.
June, 2014 - IATA Reso753 Baggage Tracking was issued.
June, 2014 - IATA Reso740 Form of Interline Baggage Tag Attachment'v' Home Print Baggage Tag was issued.
July, 2014 - IATA EBT SWG Washington DC
October, 2014 - EBT trial model RFID evaluation test at TOYO KANETSU SOLUTIONS K.K..
October, 2014 - IATA BWG30, Tokyo
February, 2015 - 'Printing at a self-service kiosk','HPBT'and 'EBT'were approved by TSA.
April, 2015 - ARTA release original HPBT case for trial.
April, 2015 - HPBT case trial model barcode evaluation test at Narita Airport.
April, 2015 - EBT trial model barcode 2nd evaluation test at Narita Airport.
April, 2015 - HPBT case trial model RFID evaluation test at TOYO KANETSU SOLUTIONS K.K..
April, 2015 - EBT trial model RFID 2nd evaluation test at TOYO KANETSU SOLUTIONS K.K..
April, 2015 - IATA BWG31, Genenva
June, 2015 - IATA RP1754 Electronic Baggage Tag was issued.
August, 2015 - IATA BWG32, Minneapolis
October, 2015 - Conduct a survey 2015 on airline baggage systems at overseas airports for NAA.
November, 2015 - Tracking and Tracing Sub Working Group was formed at IATA BWG. - IATA BWG33, Abu Dhabi
December, 2015 - March,2016 - Conduct a survey 2015 on Electrical Baggage Tag operation at overseas airports for DENSO WAVE.
April, 2016 - IATA BWG34, Geneva
August, 2016 - RFID Sub Working Group was formed at IATA BWG. - IATA BWG35, Seattle
October, 2016 - Made a presentation at the 17th Airport Technology Briefing Session hosted by MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
November, 2016 - IATA BWG36, Hong Kong
FY2016 DELTA was deploying RFID Baggage Tag around the world.
February, 2017 - IATA BWG37, Dallas
June, 2017 - IATA BWG38, Amsterdam
November, 2017 - Made a presentation at the 18th Airport Technology Briefing Session hosted by MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
February, 2018 - IATA RFID SWG F2F, Amsterdam
May, 2018 - November, 2018 - Conduct a Study on IATA Reso 753 operation at narita airport for NAA.
June, 2017 - March,2018 - Conduct a survey 2017 on SBD operation at overseas airports for DENSO WAVE.
April, 2018 - March,2019 - Conduct a survey 2018 on SBD operation at overseas airports for DENSO WAVE.
April, 2018 - IATA BWG40, MIAMI
June, 2018 - IATA RFID SWG F2F, London
September, 2018 - Registered as a member of Aviation Infrastructure Council for International Development hosted by MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
- Registered as a member of Fast Travel Working Group hosted by MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
September, 2018 - IATA RFID SWG F2F, Geneva
October, 2018 - IATA BWG41, Athena
- Made a presentation at the 19th Airport Technology Briefing Session hosted by MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
November, 2018 - March, 2019 - Conduct a survey of Fast Travel at overseas airports for MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
December, 2018 - Made a presentation at the 2nd Fast Travel Working Group hosted by MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
January, 2019 - IATA BWG42, Hong Kong
March, 2019 - Made a presentation at the 2nd Conference for Promoting Innovation in Aviation with Government and Private Sector hosted by MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
April, 2019 - February, 2020 - Supported DENSO WAVE to carry out NEDO Proect, a POC* trial. * POC:Proof Of Concept
June, 2019 - Resolution on RFID in Baggage at IATA 75th AGM.
September, 2019 - January, 2020 - Supplied RFID baggage tag for NEDO Project at NGO.
December, 2019 - Hosted the 1st Airport MaaS Conference for ONE ID using baggage tag, at Sapporo.
January, 2020 - February, 2020 - Conducted a POC* trail for Arrival Baggage Notification service using ANA flight from HKG to NGO. * POC:Proof Of Concept
September, 2019 - IATA BWG44 and RFID workshop, Frankfurt
November, 2019 IATA RFID Implementation Guide ISSUE 2.0
February, 2020 - IATA RFID SWG (face to face), Geneva
November, 2019 - March, 2020 - Conduct a Study on Arrival Baggage Notification service using RFID tags at Narita airport for NAA.
March, 2020 - IATA BWG45, Geneva, Postponed
June, 2020 - IATA BWG45 On-line Virtual Meeting
October, 2020 - IATA BWG46 On-line Virtual Meeting
October, 2020 - November, 2020 - ARTA led the first phase of Application of Arrival Baggage UVC Sterilization at Airports at Central Japan International Airport.
December, 2020 - March, 2021 - ARTA carried out the second phase of Baggage Carts UVC Sterilization at Airports at Kansai International Airport.
March, 2021 - October, 2021 - ARTA carried out the second phase of Arrival Baggage Sterilization, and Notification System at Central Japan International Airport.
April, 2021 - IATA BWG47 On-line Virtual Meeting
May, 2021 - IATA Baggage Operations and Processes (BOP) SWG 01 On-line Virtual Meeting
September, 2021 - February, 2022 - Conduct a survey of Off-Airport Check-In at overseas and domestic airports for MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)