Simulator with VR technology
Design of a mobile simulator for operators of aircraft ground handling assumes developing equipment based on a Virtual Reality technology, which will help not only in trainings, but also will support the process of initial assessment of skills of candidates for the job in this profession. In practice, this equipment will allow to reduce mistakes made during ground handling service of planes, e.g. during passenger service, loading baggage, or supplementing fuel and lubricants. Main task of a simulator is recreating conditions that exist during a control of vehicles of ground handling, which in future will result in reducing the number of collisions on the airport’s tarmac. Leader of the consortium with WUT and IKKU, as well as a main contractor of the whole project is Qumak S.A. Completion of the project is planned for the first quarter of the year 2020.
Main task of a simulator is recreating conditions that exist during a control of vehicles of ground handling, which in future will result in reducing the number of collisions on the airport’s tarmac.
– Our handling simulator is the first equipment in the world with the purpose of preparing for trainings in such a broad scope and the first mobile equipment of this type, equipped with a transport platform. This project is a response to the needs of e.g. handling operators, which lead trainings of employees of aircraft ground handling. We can state that again Qumak leads a way in technology in the transportation sector – says Tomasz Zygmuntowicz, Vice President of the Management Board of Qumak S.A.
Apart from actual training procedures for a particular airport, specialists will develop also an analytical module enabling determination of candidates’ capabilities in terms of a job in difficult conditions, as well as assessing their psychometric features, i.e. for instance, visual and movement coordination, assessment of distance or movement coordination. This simulator will also allow exercising these activities, the training of which in the airport everyday conditions is too unsafe.
Second mobile simulator
The project is a second undertaking of Qumak S.A. within the scope of simulation. In 2016 the Company introduced to the market an advanced locomotive simulator SIMTRAQ, serving as a tool for training train drivers in virtual reality conditions.