MTU Maintenance Begins AR Project in Berlin
A recent article on Aviation Pros has reported on MTU Maintenance’s new Augmented Reality project at its Berlin-Brandenburg facility. The project is named ‘Inspection 4.0’ and the intention is to improve shop knowledge management.
The two main goals of Inspection 4.0 are to centralize all data regarding a specific part into one system and merging the real and virtual worlds of maintenance. The former will reduce the amount of time mechanics spend switching between documents, allowing them to focus on inspecting the part necessary. The latter means that data will be transferred to smart devices, enabling the mechanic to have a complete overview at all times.
Key development of this project will take place in Berlin, since MTU Maintenance is collaborating with the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg. Brandenburg Invest and the Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg are also supporting the project. Project development will continue until July 2019, followed by analysis of results and presentation to the Federal Aviation Office of Germany for relevant approvals.