Future Visual selected by IATA to build VR training for ground staff

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Future Visual has been selected by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to build virtual reality (VR) training products for aviation ground crew.

The company said training using VR will provide a faster route to competency; crews can experience a greater breadth of scenarios resulting in better trained people at a reduced cost.

Trainees will use VR immersive training for aircraft pushback and docking of passenger boarding bridges. Crew can train without risk of damage and practice multiple times without tying up expensive equipment.

As experts in the design and build of VR content for high-risk high-value environments Future Visual’s experience in using immersive technology for faster training with increased levels of  knowledge retention made them a clear winner.

Future Visual chief executive officer, Tim Fleming said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with IATA who  have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to innovation and safety.

“Our work for IATA enables us to provide access to high-risk high-value situations and scenarios that are physically  impossible or prohibitively expensive and thereby ensure ground crew are better prepared in a  shorter period of time.”