Airbus uses Microsoft HoloLens 2 to improve production of aircraft

Airbus is a leader in aerospace technology. They also manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft, satellites, and launch vehicles. Today, Airbus revealed that it has partnered with Microsoft to deploy mixed reality products and services to improve productivity. Airbus will specifically use Azure mixed reality and HoloLens 2. And they expect to reduce design validation time by 80 percent and accelerate complex tasks during assembly by 30 percent.

Here’s how Airbus uses HoloLens 2:

  • Mixed reality allows aerospace trainees to learn in an immersive virtual environment without the need for an actual physical aircraft or parts. This 3D environment can offer features that real-life training cannot, such as the ability to view elements in three dimensions from any angle.
  • HoloLens helps Airbus designers virtually test their designs to see if they are ready for manufacture. Mixed reality speeds up the process substantially, decreasing the time spent by 80 percent.
  • Mixed reality technology can also help workers on the production line access crucial information while keeping their hands free. Digital information, such as instructions or diagrams, can be overlaid on a real piece of machinery to aid in complex or hard-to-reach tasks. These kinds of mixed-reality solutions have allowed Airbus to cut manufacturing time by a third while improving quality.

You can learn more about the usage of mixed reality at Airbus here.

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