In a bid to adopt innovative technologies to enhance its aircraft fleet, easyJet is evaluating the use of Augmented Reality (AR) devices to help pilots and engineers simplify the engineering and servicing process. The move is in order to minimize passenger delays and improving its industry leading safety records.
Easy Jet operating No.1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe’s top 100 routes and at Europes 50 largest airports chose to evaluate the Epson Moverio BT-200 glasses to enable engineering teams to see wxactly what a pilot or engineer is seeing using AR technology, and predicts the Moverio BT-200 will benefit some of the airlines remote airports across its network.
With the Moverio BT-200, easyJet’s operations Control Centre (OCC) could potentially provide live information to the engineers and pilots in real time, along with technical assistance through an integrated handsfree head set. The new Moverio is packed full of features and functionality for AR, enabling a digitally enhanced view of the real world. Sensing technology, including a front-facing camera, gyroscope, GPS system, compass, and accelerometer, allows the device to accurately understand a user’s movements and the world around them.
“We’re delighted to be working with easyJet, supporting the company’s efforts to drive innovation in the aviation industry. There’s a huge appetite for wearable technology – the market is forecast to have a $19bn value within three years, and this project clearly demonstrates the tangible benefits that AR technology can deliver to businesses in different sectors.” said Valerie Riffaud-Cangelosi, product manager for visual imaging Epson Europe.