After four years of using HoloLens in business, Airbus has just announced a partnership with Microsoft to sell programs designed specifically for HoloLens to other companies in the aviation and defense industry.
The two companies had an official announcement at the Paris Air Show air show that took place over the past few days. This partnership is part of an effort to expand Microsoft's second generation HoloLens business. The company is looking to bring HoloLens 2 to more business customers through more augmented reality software and applications. Unlike many other virtual reality glasses companies such as Oculus, HTC Vive or Magic Leap, Microsoft directs HoloLens to businesses with industrial applications instead of games or popular applications.
Airbus meanwhile is looking for ways to use mixed practical technology to expand into many parts of the world aviation industry while giving it a technological advantage. The company uses HoloLens to train production staff, allowing them to access virtual instructions and related documents. According to Airbus, more than 300 applications for mixed reality glass can be deployed in the company's business and development activities.
Jean-Brice Dumont, executive vice president of engineering at Airbus, said: "Our challenge in the years to come is how to produce more, faster, and therefore better equipped aircraft. more for their workers, helping them work more effectively. "
Boeing, Airbus' rival, is also a "neighbor" of Microsoft in Seattle and a leading US aircraft manufacturer is also testing HoloLens in many areas from production to drone firefighting. In a 50th birthday greeting from Airbus, Boeing also used a HoloLens to display a virtual birthday cake with an integrated message on the cake.
It is known that the first technology solution provided under cooperation between Microsoft and Airbus is a program that allows aviation maintenance staff and crew to be trained in a three-dimensional environment and access virtual instructions in work through HoloLens. These technologies are developed by Airbus and Japan Airlines and are now available to all other companies.
In addition, Airbus expects to be able to provide a three-dimensional mapping solution that enables aerospace and defense workers to virtualize, share data space and interact with the environment. Complex virtual schools to plan and prepare for missions and missions. Many companies say Airbus is also developing special mixed-reality programs for maintenance, training and remote work coordination.