Airbus has unveiled an industry-first collaborative solution that the company says is based on mixed reality technologies for aircraft interior customisation.
This new concept enables live and remote interactions with customers in an immersive virtual world.
Catherine Jestin, Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management at Airbus, said: “With this new solution, Airbus is opening a new era where mixed reality will help shape the future of aircraft cabin definition.
“We are leveraging the power of data and most advanced technologies to create engaging, interactive and realistic virtual experiences for our customers, accessible at any time, from anywhere in the world. This shows how we foster digital innovation at Airbus for all our products and services, always keeping our customers at heart.”
The solution has a 3D environment that allows people to visualise various cabin equipment choices and test different interior configurations, materials and colours. All users can communicate easily and in real time regardless of their physical location.
According to the company, the “Airbus immersive remote collaboration” solution is planned for industrialisation on the A320 family by 2025 and opens the door to more mixed reality industrial applications for other commercial aircraft and on helicopter programmes.
Airbus says the innovative concept supports its ambition to deploy a fully digital end-to-end approach for its industrial operations to improve aircraft design quality, support production ramp-up and increase customer satisfaction.
You can find out more about the company’s disruptive concepts at www.airbus.com/en/innovation/disruptive-concepts