Ground handling company Baltic Ground Services (BGS) Group has announced it is moving its training processes to a virtual reality environment.
The company, part of Avia Solutions Group, will also be offering VR based training as an additional service to the rest of the market.
“Virtual reality training in ground handling is a new trend, and we are amongst the pioneers developing it,” said Konradas Dulka, Head of BGS Group IT Business Solutions.
BGS has already developed the VR training modules for aircraft walk around inspection and refuelling, and is set to add aircraft de-icing and anti-icing modules by the end of the year.
The virtual reality environment allows trainees to repeat complex tasks and situations until they are confident enough to try the operations in reality, according to BGS Head of Training, Paulius Miezelis.
“This minimizes the probability of mistakes,” said Miezelis. “Also, there is a possibility to simulate extraordinary and extreme situations, eliminate the noisy environment of the airport, which disturbs trainees during the training.”
“We are striving to create not only a simulator for procedures but also a tool with analytics integrated which will allow monitoring the efficiency of the trainee,” added Dulka.