Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will soon be introducing virtual reality (VR) training designed to help its mechanics predict future risks and also improve safety in all aspects of aircraft operation.
That means they aren't just going to hand you an Oculus Quest on your next British Airways flight.British Airways is the first British airline to give in-flight VR a shot, but it's not the first in general.
As it turns out, Alaska Airlines is bent on delivering the full VR movie theater experience some 35, 000 feet in the air. Teaming up with SkyLights, the airline companies have already done a VR theater trial runs, to the utter approval of the first passengers.
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IdeaNova, a leading provider of Inflight Entertainment (IFE), today announced the launch of INPLAY VR, a new multimedia player that brings Virtual Reality viewing to inflight entertainment. Inflight Entertainment (IFE) is no exception,” said Juraj Siska, CEO of IdeaNova.
Now, Emirates is pushing boundaries in another regard, becoming the first airline to introduce web-based virtual reality (VR) to its digital platform, allowing potential passengers (or window-shoppers) free-reign to roam the airy cabins of the fleet’s A380 aircraft.