Icelandair Expands VR Training to Maintenance Crew

19 September 2023

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Icelandair is expanding its virtual reality (VR) training program. Building on the success of its pilot training with VRpilot’s technology, Icelandair is now incorporating virtual reality into its maintenance training curriculum.

Virtual reality technology offers a highly immersive and hands-on training experience. By integrating VR into maintenance training, Icelandair aims to further improve the skills and knowledge of its maintenance teams. This approach ensures that maintenance staff can practice procedures and gain experience in a realistic environment without needing access to an actual aircraft.

Icelandair’s decision to partner with VRpilot for maintenance training underscores the airline’s dedication to investing in technology to continually improve its operations. The use of VRpilot’s VR technology will allow Icelandair’s maintenance teams to explore aircraft systems, components, and procedures in a highly interactive and safe virtual environment.

Hafþór Kristjánsson, Manager of Technical Training at Icelandair, expressed his enthusiasm for this development, saying: ”The aviation industry has seen significant advancements in technology over the years, and Icelandair is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation. The introduction of VR training to our technical training department represents a remarkable step forward in the way maintenance and engineering personnel are trained. VR is an innovative approach that allows students to gain hands-on experience in a controlled and safe virtual space, enabling them to develop critical skills in a more efficient and engaging manner”.

“Our VR technology is designed to empower aviation professionals with realistic, hands-on experiences, and we are confident that it will prove valuable in Icelandair’s maintenance training,” said Thor Paulli Andersen, Partner & CTO at VRpilot.


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