JetSupport, a provider of technical services and support solutions for business aviation and special-purpose aircraft, is delighted to announce the introduction of virtual reality for maintenance technicians. This innovative program serves as a stepping stone toward the development of a more comprehensive training solution.
The initiative at JetSupport is led by Robert Poppe (Research & Development Manager) and executed by Roel van der Velde (Research & Development Engineer) and it demonstrates the company’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. Roel van der Velde developed and implemented a VR training program to provide maintenance technicians with hands-on experience and generate excitement for the potential of VR in their field. This will not only help to raise familiarity with unexpected events, but also speed up the training process of certain procedures.
The program enables technicians to engage in realistic simulations of critical procedures such as engine starts, emergency shutdowns, and the recognition and handling of abnormal situations. By leveraging the power of VR, technicians can safely and effectively train without real-world consequences, gaining proficiency in engine testing, procedural training, and memorizing protocols for engine fires.
Furthermore, by leveraging virtual reality technology for maintenance training, JetSupport is also reducing the environmental impact and need for physical resources, such as aircraft and fuel, traditionally required for training exercises. The introduction of virtual simulations in training protocols will minimize the company’s carbon footprint and noise pollution, and also will contribute to the overall sustainability goals of the business aviation sector.
In conclusion, the introduction of virtual reality in JetSupport’s training program not only showcases the company’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements, but also represents a significant milestone in the company’s journey towards making the industry more sustainable.