New technology encourages to rethink training processes and learning experience, especially when it comes to adaptation of VR and AR in training. At Air Convention 2018, Kim Kian Wee, Assistant Director of Training and Innovation at IATA, talked to Rūta Burbaitė from AeroTime about the introduction of new innovative solutions in training and how it can be enhanced with the use of VR and AR.

Introduction of new technology provides an opportunity to rethink how training is conducted and how the learning experience can be optimized. One of those transformative innovations is the adaptation of VR and AR in training.

Limitations of theoretical operational training are well-known. The value of VR, on the other hand, is that it offers live, practical experience while also addressing the limitations of practical training: it is accessible anytime, easy to set-up and use, and has full compliance with industry standards.

IATA believes that VR training enhances knowledge retention, improves effectiveness through full immersion, offering faster familiarization to real environment, accommodating better understanding of learning abilities, and simply bringing out greater excitement in the learning process.

Although there is always trepidation surrounding the adaptation of new technologies, IATA Training assures it provides a low-risk approach to its members by experimenting with proof of concepts and pilots.

For its first edition, AIR Convention hosted talk panels and presentations from leading aviation industry experts to examine innovative approaches to commercial aviation business, including the latest developments and best practices in aviation training and human resources, innovation and technology, employee branding and increasing productivity as well as an array of other topics related to the most pressing issues concerning global aviation.