- Bravent has developed the BlueWings XR project, which was created with the intention of addressing one of the most pressing problems in the aeronautical sector – the lack of mechanics – with the qualifications required by the regulations of international aviation safety agencies.
- The integral aeronautical training company Aviation Group has relied on Microsoft and Bravent as technology partners to address innovation in aerospace training with HoloLens 2 and BlueWings XR, with the aim of improving the quality of the teaching provided and, in particular, to provide its students with advanced practices with a better understanding of the concepts and a higher rate of knowledge retention.
The company has positioned itself at the forefront of aerospace training by implementing Microsoft’s mixed reality glasses, HoloLens 2, providing students with an immersive learning experience that reduces training times by up to 60%. The integration of Dynamics 365 with BlueWings XR achieves a 48% reduction in administrative times, allowing the center to meet a greater demand for training, increasing the number of students per practice group by 30% and the number of new enrollments by 24%.
Francisco Castaño, CEO of Aviation Group, stated: “The successful implementation of HoloLens 2 and BlueWings XR has been a significant milestone that has allowed us to meet a growing demand for training. With Microsoft technology, Aviation Group, will continue to lead innovation in aerospace education, offering more efficient and engaging learning experiences for our students.”
What is the project BlueWings XR about?
Given the lack of technicians with the sufficient qualifications required by the regulations of international aviation safety agencies, one of the main problems of the aviation sector, Aviation Group has chosen to integrate Microsoft HoloLens 2 mixed reality glasses with the Dynamics Guides platform into its practical training processes in order to optimize them.
Dynamics Guides has been complemented with BlueWings XR, a canvas application that we have developed at Bravent and whose interactivity allows the mechanic to record various results of the execution of their work and register them in Dataverse, linked to the guides generated in Dynamics Guides.
Thanks to this complementary use, the specialized professionals who teach the classes can establish the correct results of the practices on the application itself, so that the students’ practice notebooks are automatically completed and corrected as the practices are carried out.
In this way, administrative times are reduced by 48% in general, with reductions of 50% for instructors once they have achieved expert handling of the platform. This automation has helped the center to be able to meet a wider training demand and to increase the number of students per training group by 30%, with the same number of qualified teachers.
Aviation Group has thus made an important qualitative leap in offering the best education, focused on improving the employability of its students, in a growing sector, with more than 70,000 new jobs in the last 5 years and 100,000 for the next 3 years. The company is achieving 100% employability, with students with closed contracts, even before the end of their degree or license studies.
From Bravent we are already working to progressively incorporate more features to the solution such as, for example, capabilities to process, through artificial vision with Azure cognitive services, images captured by the HoloLens and perform quality control of the executed works.
We are also considering the possibility of including generative AI capabilities through a chatbot with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, to help mechanics search, with questions in natural language, for information contained in the aircraft’s own repositories of technical documentation.
These developments will further enhance the solution’s ability to add value by optimizing aeronautical maintenance and mechanic training.
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