Augmented training experience launched at AFI KLM E&M

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 22, 2019 10:07

Augmented training experience launched at AFI KLM E&M

AFI KLM E&M, the Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) and Gulf Air introduced a new initiative using mixed-reality technologies developed by Nuveon.

Start-up Nuveon, a joint venture founded between AFI KLM E&M and NLR, the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre, has perfected, and validated with an initial client (Gulf Air, with the assistance of GAA), training module for MRO training dedicated to the Rolls Royce Trent 1000, using the HoloLens system.

Modules for other engines, systems and aircraft types are available.

The HoloLens is a pair of mixed-reality smart glasses and is adapted to applications in the field of aviation training. In addition to giving the trainees complete freedom of movement, the device enables trainers to superimpose a virtual environment over their real surroundings.

Complex mechanical systems and components, such as those in the Trent 1000 engine on the Boeing 787 – are accurately recreated as a hologram, allowing the trainees to collaboratively train as a team and get to know them without physical constraints.

Wanda Manoth-Niemoller, commercial development director for Nuveon and training AFI KLM E&M, said: “The students can develop their skills in a dynamic and efficient way with shorter training times. This new training method has taken on a technological but also an ecological dimension, by eliminating the need to transport trainees or components. Moreover, the module validated with our Gulf Air client is Part 147-certified by the EASA and by the Bahrain CAA.” 

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 22, 2019 10:07