The Hong Kong International Airport has insisted it will feature a 360 degree rotation whilst also experiencing four dimensions.
Speaking upon the announcement, Hactl have said:
“COSAC-VR overcomes the limitations of on-the-job-training in preparing new staff for working in ramp handling: the fast pace of work, and the restricted opportunity to practice on real aircraft and ramp equipment.
“The system is not dependent on a high-technology, fixed-location training suite. It is fully portable and can be quickly set up in any location,” they added.
Hactl’s Senior Manager of Learning and Development, Simon Yap, confirmed that in the past, newly-recruited ground service staff had to undergo extensive classroom training before experiencing the real-life aircraft cargo handling environment.
He said: “COSAC-VR has reduced the reliance on real aircraft availability and suitable weather conditions for training, and trainees meanwhile can undergo work simulations in a totally safe environment.,” he said. “We have greater flexibility in scheduling training, so trainees can spend more time in familiarisation before they face the real-life situation.”
Chief Executive Mark Whitehead admitted today’s young recruits were already well-versed in VR technology through their use of computer games.
“We believe this same technology can be employed to capture their interest and enthusiasm, and turn learning into an enjoyable experience.
“This is just the beginning. We will add progressively to COSAC-VR’s scope, and look at other ways to deploy VR, such as staff induction and internal communication. We are very interested in exploring collaboration with our airline customers on the VR training concept, for our mutual benefit,” he concluded.
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