The new reality: Can augmented reality solve the military MRO labor shortage?

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Strategy

The virtual and augmented reality (AR) business is booming – one report predicts the market for the technologies will be worth over $165bn by 2024. Once seen as a gaming technology, augmented reality is now starting to enter the defense sector with big potential – witness the Dismounted Soldier Training System, the first ever fully…

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MRO, Engine MRO

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

For a civil aviation MRO engineer, working in confined spaces is a common occurrence. These cramped conditions and uncomfortable climates or environmental conditions are often aggravated by aspects such as poor lighting or having to wear protective apparatus. So overloading MRO engineers with full information system (IS) solution functionality, while working with their hands on a…

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airbus a380

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

3D printing is becoming a ‘must have’ for manufacturers rather than a luxury R&D project. Simplifying the process can cause pain for traditional ERP. Top commercial aircraft builder Airbus recently printed 1,000 parts to meet delivery deadlines. With demand for air travel showing no signs of slowing down, civil aviation organizations must ensure aircraft remain airworthy…

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Aerospace

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense

Any ‘new’ technology has to reduce complexity and workload for military and aviation operators. With the buzz around the release of Android Wear and the impending arrival of the “iWatch”, it looks as if wearable devices are going to meet the predictions of being the next widely adopted form of consumer technology – Gartner for…

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War on Pirates

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Service Management

Although you may not read about it every day, the war on pirates is an ongoing battle. NATO’s counter-piracy project, Operation Ocean Shield, has been so successful that NATO has just announced that it is extending this into 2016. Operation Ocean Shield encompasses a region of two million square miles across the Gulf of Aden and…

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