Client: IATA   |   Services: Bespoke VR platform, Project Management, Training, Metrics

The Problem

In the aviation industry, having highly trained ground operations staff is critical, not only for their own well-being, but for the safety of passengers and crew at airports, as well as to protect expensive equipment. 

Giving trainees access to training in a real airside space is extremely complex. As it is a busy working area, it is a potentially dangerous and noisy space and coupled with the high level of security needed to access the space, training in situ is completely impractical.

This was a challenge faced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA); the organisation that supports the aviation industry with global standards for airline safety, security and efficiency.

Our Solution

To address the training challenge, we developed RampVR™, the industry’s first VR training platform for ground operations.

It was essential that this training software was as realistic as possible whilst working to budget and tight timescales.

We developed two modules for RampVR™; Aircraft Turnaround Inspections & Aircraft Marshalling. These modules included built-in metrics to monitor and track each trainee’s performance which could be fed into their overall training records.

RampVR™ was built to be integrated into IATA’s training programme, complementing classroom based learning and it is fully compliant with IATA standards, as set out in the Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM).

Outcome

RampVR™ was launched in front of a global audience at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) in Bangkok in May 2017.

The modules have been rolled out to a global market and have also created an industry buzz around the possibilities of VR training. In November 2017, IATA’s RampVR™ won the International Airport Review’s Technological Solutions Award and was recognised by judges as “an effective innovative application of virtual reality, which simplifies training for airport staff, demonstrating some of the endless capabilities of virtual reality as a tool.”

Following the success of RampVR, IATA has commissioned further modules from Future Visual to continue the improvement in safety outcomes high-risk high-value scenarios. These further modules include an Airbridge trainer and a Pushback simulator.

Client: IATA   |   Services: Bespoke VR platform, Project Management, Training, Metrics

The Problem

In the aviation industry, having highly trained ground operations staff is critical, not only for their own well-being, but for the safety of passengers and crew at airports, as well as to protect expensive equipment. 

Giving trainees access to training in a real airside space is extremely complex. As it is a busy working area, it is a potentially dangerous and noisy space and coupled with the high level of security needed to access the space, training in situ is completely impractical.

This was a challenge faced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA); the organisation that supports the aviation industry with global standards for airline safety, security and efficiency.

Our Solution

To address the training challenge, we developed RampVR™, the industry’s first VR training platform for ground operations.

It was essential that this training software was as realistic as possible whilst working to budget and tight timescales.

We developed two modules for RampVR™; Aircraft Turnaround Inspections & Aircraft Marshalling. These modules included built-in metrics to monitor and track each trainee’s performance which could be fed into their overall training records.

RampVR™ was built to be integrated into IATA’s training programme, complementing classroom based learning and it is fully compliant with IATA standards, as set out in the Airport Handling Manual (AHM) and IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM).

Outcome

RampVR™ was launched in front of a global audience at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) in Bangkok in May 2017.

The modules have been rolled out to a global market and have also created an industry buzz around the possibilities of VR training. In November 2017, IATA’s RampVR™ won the International Airport Review’s Technological Solutions Award and was recognised by judges as “an effective innovative application of virtual reality, which simplifies training for airport staff, demonstrating some of the endless capabilities of virtual reality as a tool.”

Following the success of RampVR, IATA has commissioned further modules from Future Visual to continue the improvement in safety outcomes high-risk high-value scenarios. These further modules include an Airbridge trainer and a Pushback simulator.