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01 December 2015

I/ITSEC 2015: Boeing Details Virtual Maintenance Trainer & Immersive Development Centre

At I/ITSEC, Boeing detailed its simulation and training solutions at the show Tim Noonan, Vice President Training Systems & Government Services, Boeing Global Services & Support, told MT that the company, "is committed to training," while admitting, "we have to become more adjustable."
He furthermore explained that, "as we evolve and scale our business, we have to be more mindful to reach out to our partners, getting to know new partners in this marketplace."

Display at the show include several products in including a high-fidelity visual system used by the US Air Force. A CH-47 virtual maintenance trainer uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset that is designed to allow students to experience what they may encounter during a normal day in their work environment with the CH-47. Working on this with partners, Noonan explained this CHINOOK trainer is very user friendly and inexpensive.

The Boeing executive also detailed Boeing's Immersive Development Centre, which the company spend their own R&D on, including motion-based trackers, multimedia platforms, and personalised training. The company is currently looking at all aspects of technology, and taking user feedback.