AI Develops Virtual Efficiencies for Aircraft Inspection
Aircraft maintenance crews could soon be checking their engines in a virtual world, given new research underway by Simon Fraser University and National Research Council of Canada (NRC) collaborators. Researchers are using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to enable crews to ‘walk’ around a virtual airplane engine and assess its flight performance remotely, using simulation and sensors added to real aircraft engines. As collaborators, SFU and the NRC are empowering partners to solve critical problems for Canadian society through a focus on research excellence, the training of highly qualified personnel, and nation-wide capacity building in the AI and data science fields.