How Airlines are Training with VR

An increasing number of airlines are making the move to VR (virtual reality) training for cabin crew, pilots, ground staff, airport terminal staff & more. Below are some examples of what leading airlines are doing, the modules & equipment they are using & more. Lasker Cross Media is ready to help you move towards VR training for your staff. We work with a number of the best VR software module providers, including AVIETRA & use leading VR hardware providers; Oculus, HTC & more.

Lufthansa

Lufthansa uses HTC VR hardware, supported by wireless data systems, along with software training modules from German company NMY.

“Lufthansa uses e-learning, virtual reality, and interactive mobile content. We are happy to incorporate your individual needs when it comes to service training into our courses and offer you a customized training program.” Source

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has chosen AVIETRA software for its innovative VR cabin crew training initiative. Lasker Cross Media  is proud to be associated with AVIETRA for cabin crew training modules.

Please go to THIS PAGE to see videos on how AVIETRA modules work & what cabin crew see in their individual or mutual training worlds.

Virgin Atlantic

At Virgin, cabin crew can familiarize themselves with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before they ever get on board.

“By using an iOS AR app, cabin crew are able to walk through a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The app simulates the full-size view of the 787 and lets crew get a feel for their working location. Use of the app will complement existing classroom-based training and can be used to teach cabin crew about new aircraft in the Virgin Atlantic fleet.

Don Langford, CIO of Virgin Atlantic, said: “Today innovation is the lifeblood of a modern airline. New technologies such as augmented reality hold out the promise to better manage our airline operations while providing an enriched experience to our increasingly tech-savvy passengers. SITA has long been a partner in exploring the frontiers of technology and this AR application is no exception.” Source

All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways uses VR technology developed by Japanese company, NEC.

ANA has a history of technological innovation, and the use of VR to replicate a range of emergency scenarios will prepare flight attendants to respond quickly and effectively in the event of a crisis. The entire VR program is part of a collaboration with NEC to provide an immersive and dynamic training environment that encourages flight attendants to think quickly and creatively.

“VR opens the doors to emergency training scenarios that we were previously unable to address in an interactive manner due to safety concerns,’” said Hitomi Yamamoto, executive vice president of ANA. “Instead of learning how to address these situations from a textbook in the classroom, flight attendants will be able to combat dangers in real time through accurate VR recreations.” Source

Philippines Airlines

Airline maintenance workers are not the only Philippines employees using Virtual Reality for training, as recently Philippine Airlines started using VR to train its cabin crew as well, using hardware from NEC.

“Their system creates a virtual model of the Airbus 320 and Airbus 321 model aircraft and then allows crew members to learn the safety procedures for the operation of emergency exit doors. According to the airline this is a highly effective system as it allows employees to be trained remotely and hence is cheaper. It also reduces down time for the aircraft and is in fact much safer than practicing within a real airplane.” Source

Are you ready to discover more on how to initiate VR training for your cabin crew, ground staff, pilots, airport staff & more? Please contact XFLASH Systems HERE for a free evaluation.

 

American Airlines

American Airlines leads with VR training for cabin crew, using HTC VR hardware. Video below gives details;

Are you ready to discover more on how to initiate VR training for your cabin crew, ground staff, pilots, airport staff & more? Please contact Lasker Cross Media HERE for a free evaluation.

 

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