Maintenance is crucial in the aircraft manufacturing industry as even the smallest mistake can have severe consequences. This is why companies operating in this sector are always working on optimizing and improving every construction and maintenance process. Most of these processes are very complex, require expert knowledge and special trained workforces, and leave no space for error. Failure by human error can result in gigantic financial losses and even loss of lives.
We, at VIRES, have developed an AR-package “DUX” containing four different apps that are designed to help your company with even the most difficult processes. Augmented reality is the innovative technology that can provide solutions for complex problems, eliminate failure by human error, minimize losses and improve performance in this sector. Our apps, in conjunction with Augmented Reality Glasses (e.g., HoloLens 2) can provide real time information, digital overlays, remote assistance, specialized training and problem solving, and countless other benefits.
Even though the aviation industry has drastically improved their safety over the last few years, maintenance workers still experience a lot of pressure and stress due to the great risks involved with their line of work and the timeframe they need to work in, as their performance needs to be fast but very accurate.
Our Augmented Reality apps Dux Execute and Dux Assist (more information on the products page of this website) can play a key role for the user in reducing stress, overcoming unexpected challenges, improving confidence, efficiency and effectiveness while even speeding up the process at the same time.
On-site technicians, who are inspecting aircrafts and are working within tight deadlines, can encounter unexpected complex problems. This will result in delays, an increased level of stress and consequently a higher risk of human error. By using Dux, it is now possible to get remote support of highly specialized experts.
These experts will receive real time footage of what the technician is looking at by live video streaming and providing the full view of the technician’s environment. Procedure violations, misinterpretation of data and information, or insufficient training can thus be completely eliminated. Even hidden problems can be more easily detected this way, as the expert and technician will be inspecting the aircraft simultaneously.
Experts can send instructions, upload documents like manuals, exchanges images or videos to the technician in real time and assist him in the best way possible. This speeds up the repair process and translates into a greater return on investment. Moreover, technicians are more flexible in performing complex tasks due to the use of AR-glasses (e.g., HoloLens 2) that create the ability to perform various processes hands-free without distractions.
In addition to improving remote assistance, AR software can also be very beneficial for specialized training procedures while reducing very high costs and improving safety. Trainees are able to be adopted in a more engaging and interactive environment by using Augmented Reality.
Dux is the most innovative AR-application package and can be implemented in all facets of the aircraft manufacturing industry: production, maintenance, repairs, safety, quality control and training. Please contacts us for more information and applications.