The virtual reality software design company providing modern training tools to airlines, Visionary Training Resources (VTR), has inked a partnership with JetBlue Airways to experiment with VR-powered training for the airline’s pilots.
JetBlue’s corporate venture subsidiary, JetBlue Technology Ventures, is facilitating the innovation project to explore and adopt the many startup use cases and applications for the airline.
VTR offers modern learning tools to airlines and pilots aimed at enhancing training efficiency and success rates. The company has developed an excellent virtual reality platform called FlightDeckToGoTM, featuring an immersive, portable, virtual flight deck. The system helps the pilots to learn faster and retain more knowledge than compared to traditional training methods.
As part of the partnership, VTR will customize FlightDeckToGoTM to cater to JetBlue’s exact needs and specifications for training. The customizations aim to provide pilots with an ultra-efficient learning tool to help them prepare for Airbus A320 simulator training.
“Airlines are looking to quickly integrate virtual reality in pilot training for its standardization abilities and efficient nature. This partnership model allows us to deliver cost-effective learning solutions that meet the complex and customized requirements of commercial airlines,” said Captain Evey Cormican, CEO at VTR.
It is inevitable for virtual reality to rise to prominence in space. Several technology providers worldwide are working on similar applications and achieving varying levels of success. The long-term benefits of VR-powered far outweigh the challenges posed by the process of shifting from the current methods.
“Virtual learning is coming to the flight deck, and we want to have a seat at the table in its development. We are thrilled to test and grow VTR’s platform which is built by pilots for pilots,” said Stephen Snyder, Managing Director at JetBlue Technology Ventures.
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