Qatar Airways has become the first enterprise in the world to adopt Virtual Reality for aviation training purposes.
The airline is leading the adoption of Virtual Reality for aviation ground operations training by becoming IATA’s global launch partner for RampVR.
The RampVR system is being used by Qatar Airways’ Talent Development Department to train its ground operations teams.
In a major innovation in aviation ground operations training, the airline’s talent development decision makers have taken the global lead by being the first to implement the new technology at their Doha-based training headquarters.
The new system is being used to train airside operational and management staff through immersion into a real-time experience, while being in a controlled training environment.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said: “As the world’s leading innovative airline, we are always looking at new technology that will keep us ahead of our competitors. Utilising RampVR, we are the world’s first airline to partner with IATA in launching this Virtual Reality system, which brings an immersive and safe way of training our staff to the highest standards.”
IATA’s Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, Nick Careen, said: “Talent development is essential to making our industry safe, secure and sustainable. Innovative technology is the key.