Real Virtuality for Aircraft Inspection (ReVAI) Training System
This training system was jointly developed by LSCM, China Aircraft Services Limited (CASL) and The University of Hong Kong.
A virtual reality-empowered training system was developed for the training of China Aircraft Services Limited (CASL) aircraft maintenance staffs to perform walk-around inspections in aircraft. The inspection is a critical aircraft maintenance operation undertaken by CASL. The virtual reality (VR) training system is developed based on the technology of interactive and immersive VR training paradigm. It is powered by the imseCAVE VR solutions, together with the VR training management methodology, in the domain of aviation service logistics.
The VR-empowered training system for aircraft maintenance operation training not only enhances the availability and flexibility of the training process to a great extent, but also improves the safety of personnel in such training. Moreover, the system can analyse a trainee’s behaviour during the training process. It provides a higher standard of the skills of the trainees with enhanced flexibility, lower risk of damaging valuable hardware, and ultimately improves the cost effectiveness of a training programme.
A Silver Medal was awarded to the system at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.