Virgin Atlantic is using augmented reality to train cabin crew via a new application.
The AR app for iOS has been developed with aviation IT specialist SITA and helps crew find their way around new aircraft such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Crew use the app to walk around the aircraft and familiarise themselves with the working environment.
Virgin is not the first airline to employ newer technologies such as AR or virtual reality for cabin crew training with American Airlines using VR to train new crew members on safety procedures.
Crew training has been identified by SITA as one of the top use cases for AR and VR in aviation alongside new product demonstrations and maintenance.
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Both Lufthansa and KLM have also trialled the technologies to promote upgrades to passengers via headsets.
In 2015, easyjet announced it was looking to use VR and AR to help remote engineers see what colleagues and pilots were seeing via 3D VR glasses. The hope was to identify and solve technical issues faster.
SITA has also been involved with mixed reality trials through a project at Helsinki Airport using Microsoft Hololens technology.
The trial, unveiled last year, aimed to provide insight into airport operations across aircraft and passenger movement as well as retail data.