Smarter Technology for Safer Flying

There are currently many safety precautions and mechanisms embedded in flight, from the very procedures to the quality assurance policies and right down to the nitty gritty tech that enables flight for an aircraft. However, there are ways to potentially better the systems that are already in place and ensure that for an even safer and more efficient way of flying. Some airlines like Airbus and many others have expressed interests in the utilization of new and smarter tech for flying as well as for training purposes. For a further discussion on this, read the article below. 

One of the more popular ideas springing forth for new aircraft technology is the idea of implementing AR, also known as augmented reality. Augmented reality describes technology in which virtual objects are digitally placed in the real world. For augmented reality, these items do not require any user interaction, rather, they need to only enhance their surroundings. An implementation of this could be something like the display of live airplane data through a set of customized and specialized glasses that allows pilots to view this augmented reality. Through this virtual reality lens, the user is immersed in this virtual world and is not subject to any real world items.

In such scenarios, there are sometimes mixed realities, which consist of a mixture of both real world objects operating inside of augmented reality. Such technology is however still heavily in development and will have to undergo much trial and error before being implemented in something so critical as commercial flight. Some companies like Airbus are however leading the way when it comes to experimenting with AR technology and will likely be among the first when this technology does start being used. Airbus actually plans on introducing a virtual method in which to place pilots inside of an augmented reality cockpit to simulate real life procedures and scenarios. Something like this may sound at first to be a very complicated process, but it really only needs the use of a computer, a VR headset and a pair of hand controllers which makes it very accessible to pilots. 

This kind of AR tech can enable pilots to better learn, study and practice with other crew members (who can even work remotely). There are many types of smart tech that can be further developed and implemented for the use of safe flying, but augmented reality is currently leading the way as the newest and most advanced system. 

For more information on augmented reality and other technology related to this, get in touch today with our team at ASAP Semiconductor. At NSN Axis, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find all the unique parts for the aerospace, civil aviation, and defense industries. We’re always available and ready to help you find all the parts and equipment you need, 24/7-365. For a quick and competitive quote, email us at or call us at 1-714-705-4780.


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