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XR Training could revolutionize how flight crew are educated, trained, and assessed
What started as a discussion around accessibility and disability, has grown into a wonderful collaborative idea exchange into how a partnership between Alaska Airlines and MXT reality could reform, reshape and revitalize the aviation training industry.
To get started, watch this video for a brief overview
VR / AR training sessions are fun, interactive & educationally rewarding, while dramatically reducing costs
The MXT team recently had the pleasure of visiting the Seattle training facility, and were amazed at the tech and innovation that is already on display.
The problems we observed include:
Tech was very complicated and problematic
Equipment was very expensive and immovable
If tech is not easy to use, it doesn't get used
A partnership between Alaska and MXT could revamp the training methodologies, increase knowledge learned, leverage the equipment already in place, increase training throughput, and all while lowering costs.
Simple steps lead to big changes
The taster 360 solution below demonstrates how users can understand the possibilities of the training facility from any device (phone, iPad, PC, VR), as well as interact with equipment for deeper learning. Example uses of these 360 tours include in-cabin tours, cockpit overviews, airport directions, and much more.
XR offers easy, hands-on interactive, informative, and memorable experiences that are as fun as they are educational.
In the airport, in the cabin, or on the tarmac; training is essential, and often required by law, yet it's usually expensive and oftentimes ineffective. Wherever current constraints exist, the Virtual training program offered by MXTreality brings new possibilities including:
iPad based AR plane interior/exterior equipment training
Multi-location teacher-student fire extinguishing
Self-training and assessments like Wing Walker education
And even new and unique training capabilities like odor identification & action protocol.
Here are some areas of focus we've identified, yet please see the bottom of the page for a full list of identified areas of training that could be enhanced, and potentially reduced in cost via VR, AR and digital solutions.
This video highlights additional potential areas of interest
MXT reality has created over 100 XR (VR, AR, MR, digital) solutions that are used by people from all walks of life, disabilities, locations, languages and backgrounds.
Our largest client is the UK government. 2 years ago, prototype testing results yielded a dramatic increase in employee interest in training programs, higher pass rates, increased knowledge retention rates, and higher satisfaction. Since then, we've developed over 25 XR training/education solutions and trained thousands of employees.
We are based in West Seattle, have a highly multi-skilled team of 15, and we embrace diversity and social impact.
Locally, we have multiple solutions at the Seattle Space Needle, have just wrapped up a homeless exhibit at the Pacific Science Center and have been working with MoPOP for several years. Our SpaceNeedle bungee jump is one of the most experienced VR solutions in the world, with roughly 1,000 experiencers a day.
Of additional note, we:
are currently creating a health and safety suite of solutions
utilize the very latest in technology (from haptic body suits, wheel chair controls, and brain monitors),
have even created several flight simulators.
MXT reality Overview
MXTreality, (pronounced “Mixed Reality”), is a technology company specializing in Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences and solutions for both B2B and B2C environments. Founded in 2013, the company has offices in Seattle, WA, and London, UK. MXTreality believes in creating immersive and engaging experiences for everyone, on every device.
Here is a list of identified potential training solutions, which highlights the significant long term potential of working together.
Collaborating with MXT
There is much potential to build solutions to benefit both Alaska and the aviation market as a whole. For this reason, we propose a partnership to:
Identify the most effective training areas in need of enhancing and/or cost-cutting
Prioritize from the suite of possible solutions, based on ease of deployment and requirements
Develop short and long term strategic plans to create an XR solution platform. While primarily developed for Alaska Airlines, the platform will have the potential to offer revenue share opportunities as some solutions are likely to be deemed beneficial to resell to other airlines.