Qatar Airways becomes IATA'S Global Launch Partner of 'Ramp VR'

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Qatar Airways is leading the adoption of virtual reality into aviation ground operations training, as IATA’s global launch partner of RampVR. The award-winning system pioneered by IATA, utilises the latest virtual-reality technology to simulate real airside conditions for ground handling and ground service operator training. The RampVR system is being used by Qatar Airways’ Talent Development department to train its ground operations teams.

In a major innovation in aviation ground operations training, the airline’s Talent Development decision-makers have taken the global lead by being the first to implement the new technology at their Doha-based training headquarters. The new system is being used to train airside operational and management staff through immersion into a real-time, live experience, while being in a safe and controlled training environment.



In another major innovation the specialised training division is launching a newly developed Airport Managers Performance Programme to all of the airline’s airport managers across the globe, where the RampVR system will be utilised to enhance aircraft turnaround checks to maximise efficiency and ensure optimal safety of aircraft on the ramp.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As the world's leading innovative airline, we are always looking at new technology that will keep us ahead of our competitors. Utilising RampVR™, we are the worlds’ first airline to partner with IATA in launching this Virtual Reality system, which brings an immersive and safe way of training our staff to the highest standards.” 

IATA’s Senior Vice President, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, Mr. Nick Careen, said: “Talent Development is essential to making our industry safe, secure and sustainable. Innovative technology is the key. VR in the learning context increases knowledge retention by as much as four times while improving motivation and engagement. VR is here to stay and we are already considering expanding its use in different training areas. We value the guidance and expertise that Qatar Airways bring to this strategic tools future development and applications.”

Ramp VR can be modified to reproduce all light, climate, risk and operational conditions in which staff individuals can get themselves, and make an interminable assortment of critical thinking openings while students are submerged in a 'genuine' incline condition. The innovation takes into account the prompt commonsense application and inserting of hypothesis while staff are still in the preparation condition, disposing of any danger to staff and air ship. Qatar Airways is utilizing the 'Flying machine Turnaround Check' and 'Marshaling' preparing modules, the first of a suite of modules that covers an extensive variety of flying preparing needs with lessened time and preparing costs. IATA venture staff meet routinely with Qatar Airways Talent Development's group to audit preparing results and plan future improvements. 

RampVR is a key apparatus in IATA's 'Ramp of the Future' activity, perceiving the requirement for quickly expanding the information and abilities of all ground tasks staff and in addition giving a worldwide standard of security and operational prescribed procedures. 'Incline of the Future' intends to quicken the modernisation of procedures lined up with a typical vision for the fate of ground activities, and depends on expanded joint effort from all partners. 

While Qatar Airways has a solid record of support in IATA activities and working gatherings, this new association will be of expansive advantage to aeronautics industry individuals universally. 

Recently, Qatar Airways uncovered a large group of up and coming new worldwide goals, including the declaration that it will be the main Gulf transporter to start guide administration to Luxembourg. Other energizing new goals to be propelled by the carrier incorporate Gothenburg, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; and Da Nang, Vietnam. 

A various honor winning aircraft, Qatar Airways was named 'World's Best Business Class' by the 2018 World Airline Awards, overseen by universal air transport rating association Skytrax. It was additionally named 'Best Business Class Seat', 'Best Airline in the Middle East', and 'World's Best First Class Airline Lounge'. 

Qatar Airways to dispatch non-stop flights to Da Nang, Vietnam from 19 December 2018 

Qatar Airways likewise declared the dispatch of non-stop flights to Da Nang, Vietnam, beginning 19 December 2018. The wonderful seaside city will be the third Vietnamese goal on the honor winning carrier's quickly growing worldwide system.

The four-times weekly flights will be served with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our newest gateway to Vietnam, the beautiful city of Da Nang. This new direct route demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in the Far East, a highly-important market for Qatar Airways.

“Our existing services to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are already incredibly popular. Every day, thousands of passengers experience a seamless connection between flights through our state-of-the-art Doha hub at Hamad International Airport, and now we have made it even easier for travellers to reach these increasingly popular Asian destinations. We look forward to enabling our passengers to experience the beautiful coastal scenery of Da Nang, and will continue to explore opportunities to expand further in the Far East.”

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