Aircraft Maintenance Technology

MAR 2018

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Metz, says virtual reality (VR) is beginning to play a significant role in its shop in teaching 787 technicians about the Dreamliner. "Virtual reality is at the heart of the system for engine run-up training for engine technicians and mechanics," says Metz. Rather than have to wait for a full flight simulator to become available, personnel can now visualize a 787 cockpit in an immersive 3-D environment and carry out the necessary tests." Technology is terrific. But remember, Oliver Wyman's assessment is that potentially transformative new technology has had "limited impact" so far because proprietary designs are sequestered. Doyle says Lufthansa Technik is "positioning itself with its OEM agnostic (author's emphasis added) Avaitar digital platform. The investment levels required to com-

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