IATA launches virtual reality training program

IATA has launched the aviation industry’s first virtual training platform for ground operations.

RampVR allows participants to experience a variety of scenarios in different operating conditions, using high-spec virtual reality (VR) technology.

It also provides users with built-in metrics to track performance, as well as real-time access to key reference material.

VR is here to stay and we are already considering expanding its use in different training areas

The platform was launched at the IATA Ground Handling Conference, held in Bangkok from May 21-24.

“Talent development is essential to making our industry safe, secure, and sustainable,” said Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security.

“Innovative technology is the key. VR in the learning context increases knowledge retention by as much as four times, while improving motivation and engagement.

"VR is here to stay and we are already considering expanding its use in different training areas.”

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