EasyJet to Deploy Augmented Reality for Maintenance

EasyJet is planning to implement Augmented and Virtual Reality technology using Epson and Vuzix glasses to enable collaboration between technicians and remote engineering teams. Remote teams will be able to see what the device wearer sees to provide real time assistance during maintenance checks and interventions.

The technology will be especially useful at the more distant airports that EasyJet serves, where aircraft experts are not readily available. The technology will enhance maintenance workflows in which technicians currently use e-mail to send images and call the EasyJet Operation Control Centre to resolve issues. In addition to implementing AR-assisted collaboration use cases for maintenance, the company is also working with a number of technology providers to use drones for assessing aircraft for safety between flights, among other new technology initiatives.

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