Project: VR Boeing 737 Next Gen Thrust Reverser opening procedure
Client: FL Technics, the strongest MRO service provider in Northern Europe.
Target audience: MRO mechanics
Development time: 3 months
Platform: PC + HTC Vive/Vive Pro
Visual style: Realism
- Reduce number of maintenance errors
- Increase aviation safety
The simulation is meant to improve the quality of work and reduce the amount of time spent by top level personnel training beginners common sense procedures. Also, improve risk management during technical procedures which can bring up extra costs up to millions of dollars.
Regulations in aviation (therefore no objective method of ROI calculation).
This project was requested by a global provider of aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services – FL Technics. The main goal of Inlusion was to create a simulator that can be used for training and examination of maintenance workers for the Boeing 737 Next Gen Thrust Reverser opening procedure.
The project was created using the actual Boeing 737 aircraft maintenance manual. Following the regulations in aviation industry, the manual was transferred to the virtual environment.
This simulation has two modes. One of these modes has a full training programme with hints and the second one is focused strictly on employee examination. By choosing the first mode the user is guided through the procedure by visual hint system with the ability to make mistakes, restart tasks or complete them automatically for visual inspection. When it comes to examination mode – visual hint system is absent, therefore the user must make his own decisions and act as he was trained by theory. This mode introduces errors with according consequences and each of the interactable part has backwards compatibility for the ultimate immersion.
It is crucial for the maintenance workers to know and follow all steps of the procedure exactly based on the technical manual. Otherwise, the plain can be damaged or an incident may happen that can end up in a vast loss of money for the company. Moreover, incorrect task performance can lead to risk of personnel’s safety. In order to reduce the amount of such mistakes Inlusion has developed a VR training simulation that provides all the necessary training to avoid such mistakes on field in reality.
Additional benefits of the project:
- Safe trainings due to controlled environments
- Saves costs for expensive training materials and top level personnel training beginners very basic procedures and avoiding errors
- Reduces time spent on training by letting the student transfer theoretical knowledge to practical implementation prior to the actual work on-field
STUDIO: Inlusion Netforms