Poem No. 215: “High Flight” (An Airman`s Ecstasy) – by RCAF Flight-Lieutenant John Gillespie Magee Jr. (1922-1941)

Gedichte, poems

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth 
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; 
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth 
Of sun-split clouds — and done a hundred things 
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung 
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, 
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung 
My eager craft through footless halls of air. 
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue, 
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace 
Where never lark, or even eagle flew. 
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod 
The high untresspassed sanctity of space, 
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee Jr. (born in Shanghai; 9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941) was a World War II Anglo-American Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and poet, who wrote the poem High Flight. He was killed in an accidental mid-air collision over England in 1941.

Insight No. 118: “The US threatening to punish Europe over Airbus” – Another US Trade War Ahead – Time for Divorce?

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The States is threatening EU with about USD 11 bn trade sanctions in retaliation for alleged subsidies in favor of Airbus.

According to the WTO, both aircraft manufacturers broke trade law. Actually, Boeing and Airbus took advantage over subsidies / launch aids for decades. This dispute is ongoing for already 14 years now. WTO already confirmed that neither Boeing nor Airbus was able to gain a competitive advantage because both companies got equal support. According to the WTO there is no damage.


The timing of these threats are remarkable.
Boeing is currently suffering from a severe crisis due to the continuously growing B737 Max8 scandal that resulted in the worldwide grounding of the entire in service fleet, hundreds aircraft orders and options cancellations all over the world (Lion Air: 200 a/c, Malaysian Airlines: 50 a/c, Garuda Indonesia: 49 a/c, AZAL: 10 a/c, etc.)
as well as claims for compensations of operators that are impacted by the grounding of in total 340 B737 Max8 operated by 47 airlines.

The amount of compensation is rising since more and more findings beyond software failures are discovered.
Obviously, the Boeing team must have been very much under pressure to launch the B737 Max 8 in response to the very successful bestseller A320neo of Airbus.

Meanwhile, Boeing has reduced the production rate of B737Max 8 from 52 to 42 per month. Further cuts are expected due to the fact that there is no aircraft storage space left.

A couple of days ago, state-owned China Eastern Airlines announced to sue Boeing.
Insiders say, that this decision reflects Chinese governments position towards Boeing.
Additionally, an undisclosed Chinese leasing company cancelled the B737 Max 8 orders.
The outlook to lose even more market share in the biggest aviation market China is a fiasco for Boeing….also considering the launch of the Chinese C919 aircraft (competing in the same segment).

Just a few weeks ago, Boeing had to face another problem. There was WTO ruling against the Americans over unfair tax breaks over Boeing.

A couple of days ago, the Boeing shareholders announced to take Boeing to court too.

The annual target 2019 of Boeing included in total 900 aircraft deliveries of which 550 B737 Max8 aircraft were scheduled. In March 2019, Boeing delivered only 11 Max aircraft (ferry flights without pax are allowed).


During recent Paris Airshow 2019, IAG (owned by British Airways) surprisingly announced the purchase of 200 Boeing Max aircraft. First time – against common best business practices – Airbus was not invited to participate in the tender. Beyond doubt, UK woos the States in fear of the consequences of Brexit. UK will be very much dependent on a trade deal with the USA, and there are many close links between UKs right-wing parties and Brexiteers – like Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson etc. – and the Trump government.


Furthermore, the EU still doesn`t support US ambitions to wag war against Iran and criticize the US sanctions towards Iran. The EU rather insists on diplomacy because Iran did comply with the deal that the USA had cancelled. The EU (in line with Japan and Norway) is also convinced that Iran is not responsible for any provocation during last months.

In fact, among other interests (like access to oil/gas, fostering the US industrial-military complex, exclude key account China from trading oil with Iran, fight the gold-convertable petroyuan in Iran, Angola & Venezuela, control Strait of Hormuz sea way to Europe, support regional dominance of the Saudis etc.) the States are aiming for getting a bigger share of the huge Iranian market potential including the aerospace sector. Due to the bad US relations with Iran, the Persian authorities, industry representatives and investors namely selected European suppliers across many industries – like Airbus – preferably. State-owned Iran Air placed already initial 100 Airbus aircraft orders for instance. The average aircraft age in Iran is 22,2 years.

Iran Map
Chinese Expansion Strategy incl. Iran (China is Irans biggest oil/gas client who is paying with petroyuan instead of USD already)


European experts also mention that the threat to introduce tariffs on a list of European goods shall also underline the USA`s target to get a greater agricultural market share in continental Europe. Apparently, Trump want to calm down his disappointed supporters in the farming sector at home. From an European perspective it is not desirable to allow Americans to sell more agricultural products to Europe because farming is a critical industry sector in the EU that gets financial aids, farming is regarded not only as an industrial productions but also as preservation of the countryside – and which most important (also considering the “green” political climate in the EU) US American agricultural products doesn`t meet European quality standards (in terms of food safety, no genetic manipulation, hygiene, no poison, no chemical additions, no radiation, obesity-friendly sugar substitutes etc.) at all. Actually, the import of many US American products is illegal because of EU laws for consumer protection.

In contrast to the States, Europe banned treating chicken carcasses with chlorine in the 1990s out of fear that it could cause cancer.


This is a topic of its own because there are so many fake news in US media published. No, there was never a binding agreement on a defense budget rise. No, it is not only about modernization of European armed forces (please see my post: “postcard from my bed room”). Trump rather demands that Europe spends its defense budget in the States instead of purchasing from own suppliers – like Airbus (owned by France, Germany & UK) and European affiliates. He apparently would prefer that the European NATO members (in particular Germany & France) would simply transfer money to the USA. Of course, there should be no bigger right to a say in matter in favor of NATO “partners”.

List of goods to be impacted by potential US TRADE WAR against EUROPE

  • aircraft & aircraft systems and parts
  • again: cars & parts
  • again: steel & aluminium
  • cheese, olive oil
  • wine & liqueurs
  • arts & brushes (?)
  • and so on

Obviously, The States are implementing the “Divide & Conquer Strategy” towards Europe that was originally introduced by Russia and followed by China.

How shall Europe respond?

Is a retaliation by introducing tariffs on US goods sufficient?

Or is it time to file for divorce and start to seize the opportunities of being independent and able to opportunistically seek the best deal with all power players case by case with a clear focus on own advantages (like the Brexiteers want to do by leaving the EU) ?

Your opinion is welcome….

Tipp No. 16: Desert Birds & Airtropolis, Fine Arts Photography by Werner Bartsch (Germany)

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WernerBartsch_11_Stranded_4 from desert birds series
Stranded 04
Airtropolis 09

The Photographer

Werner Bartsch studied communication design with a focus on photogra-phy (Dipl-Designer FH). After staying in New York and Berlin for quite a while he settled down in Hamburg.

He is member of the BFF association (Berufs-verband Freie Fotografen und Filmgestalter) and works for magazines, companies und agencies.

He enjoys working with people and loves to portray personalities from politics, business, and the art world.

His clear photographic style can be found in numerous annual reports and image brochures as well as in renown magazines and the weekly newspa-per DIE ZEIT. For over a decade he covered the life and work of ZEIT co-publisher and former chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

In addition to his assignments he works on independent photographic projects which can be found in an own section on this website.

The Kehrer Verlag published two art books by Werner which combine his passion for photography with his interest in aviation: “Desert Birds” and “Airtropolis”. Both beautiful books – not only for aviation enthusiasts – are available at Amazon.

His website: http://www.wernerbartsch.de/projects/

Photography Werner Bartsch
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Maria-Louisen-Straße 94
22301 Hamburg
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Postcard No. 11: “SINSHEIM & SPEYER” – Space Shuttle, Aircraft, Submarines, Cars, Motorbikes, Military Vehicles & More

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Welcome to the Technik Museum Sinsheim!


This hotspot for engineering & design enthusiats offers a unique variety of technology with a focus on all kind of vehicles, unparalleled worldwide, just an hour south of Frankfurt.

Embark on a journey through time and discover the milestones of technical history:

How red does the red colour of a Ferrari gleam?
What record did the Blue Flame set?
What is the cubic capacity of the Brutus experimental vehicle?
How big is the largest dance hall organ in the world, and who has really got the edge? The Tupolev or the Concorde?

In addition to the supersonic jets and other aircraft that you can walk right up to, there is even more: hundreds of elegant vintage cars, motorcycles high in horsepower, racy sports cars, colourful dragsters, powerful agricultural machines, Formula-1 legends, nostalgic racing bikes, huge steam locomotives, extensive Militaria (including submarines), special exhibitions and vehicle conventions – for fans, by fans.

You will be definetely challenged with the quantity of collectibles and enormuous size of the – frankly speaking a bit crowded because continuously growing – exhibition that will need more space in future. I am sure that the new hall (to be opened in 2019) won`t provide sufficient space over time too. However, everbody will find his favorite section of special interest, such as….

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The exhibition areas provide the opportunity to enter various aircraft, submarines, simulators, tanks etc. to enable you gathering your personal experience including an insight into interiors, Systems, components & equipment of the vehicles.

As you can see in the gallery below, the museum offers a 3D IMAX Cinema, hotels, catering and playgrounds too. Actually, for enthusiasts it makes sense to purchase a two-days ticket.

I`d like to draw your attention to the big number of EVENTS in Sinsheim additionally.


If you like to complement your visit of the Museum in Sinsheim, feel free to continue your discovery tour in the TECHNIK MUSEUM SPEYER that gives home to exciting aerospace, naval / maritime, locomotives, cars, motorbike, utility cars, fire engines etc. exhibits. The Technik Museum in Speyer / Palatine is located close to her sister museum Sinsheim.



Together with Space Consult, the Technik Museum Speyer is presenting approx.600 unique exhibits on an area of over 5,000 sqm, documenting the history of space flight from its beginnings in the early 1960s to the current international space station.

In addition to the original space shuttle BURAN, there are also the training module of the space laboratory Spacelab, and a 1: 1 model of the research module Columbus to marvel at.

Valuable space suits, original documents, models, and many other space exhibits, such as an original landing capsule of the Soyuz TM-19 mission, and a high-quality replica of the Vostok 1 spacecraft, complete this unique exhibition.

In 2013 the space flight exhibition was expanded with “The Moon” themed area, and now presents mock-ups of the Apollo 11 lunar module “Eagle”, the moon car “Lunar Roving Vehicle”, and also an invaluable 3.4 billion year old moonstone.

Among Events like the Aircraft spare parts Exchange days, Get-together of petrolheads etc. Speyer hosts a big science fiction gathering (next: 28th – 29th Sep. 2019). Many Star Wars and Star Trek fans, including more than 100 costumed members of the German Garrison (www.501st.de) gather at Europe’s largest space exhibition in Speyer.

For further details:

SINSHEIM Museum web: https://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/
SPEYER Museum web: https://speyer.technik-museum.de/en/


These two amazing exhibitions full of mobility treasures will definetely provide you with an overkill of technique & design…Just as an appetizer, please find a few photos below…







More than 60 Aircraft & helicopters are waiting for you.















The department of military history is focusing its attention on the motorization of armed forces in the Second World War, with the main emphasis on tanks, aircraft, trucks, tractors and other utility vehicles.
The collection is completed by numerous further vehicles, models, uniforms, documents and articles of day-to-day life, conveying a vivid impression of the deprivations of the common soldier‘s daily struggle for existence.


Every October, the Technik Museum Sinsheim invites you to the vintage motorcycles gathering and the Harley Day, which bring two-wheeled legends to life.

The “Crazy Wheels” permanent exhibition shows off several strange motorcycles.

Roughly in total 300 motorbikes are permanently exhibited in Sinsheim.




You can admire more than 300 vintage cars…


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Among other Events, Speyer hosts the annual German SiFi Gathering:



Insight No. 28: “The Japan Corporation To Pioneer The Flying e-Cars Market” (Die Japan AG, Vorreiter für Flugautos), in Deut. & Engl.

Insights, Reisen, Technology, Travel


English Summary, please see below.

Die Japan AG bündelt ihre Kräfte, um das Land zu einem Marktführer bei Flugautos zu machen. Sogar Airbus, Boeing und Uber machen mit.
Große Pläne brauchen fotogene Symbole. Das hat sich die japanische Regierung wohl bei der ersten Sitzung ihres „Rats für die Mobilitätsrevolution in der Luft“ am Mittwoch gedacht: In der Mitte des Sitzungssaals in Tokio steht eine etwa drei Meter breite Personentransportdrohne des japanischen Technikkonzerns NEC.

pop-up-airbus-flying-car-Pop-Up-lay-3Die Zusammensetzung des Rats macht klar, dass es hier um ein strategisch wichtiges Projekt geht.
Hier sitzen die Vertreter der zuständigen Ministerien und Akademiker in einer Reihe, dort die der Industrie. 15 Unternehmen waren vertreten, viele davon Start-ups, aber auch der Fahrdienst-Vermittler Uber, die Flugzeugbauer Airbus und Boeing sowie die japanischen Fluglinien ANA und JAL.


Uber hat sogar seinen Chef für das unternehmenseigene Luftfahrtprogramm Eric Allison eingeflogen, um zu beobachten, was hier passiert. Denn die Regierung von Ministerpräsident Shinzo Abe hat in ihrer Investitionsstrategie 2018 ein großes Ziel vorgeben: Japan will zu einem Pionier bei Flugautos werden. Die Aufgabe des Rates ist nun, die Bedingungen dafür zu schaffen. Ganz oben auf der Tagesordnung stehen der Entwurf von Zertifizierungsverfahren und Regeln für den erdnahen Flugverkehr der neuen Minikopter, die neben Gütern auch Menschen transportieren sollen. Und das sehr rasch. „Bis Ende des Jahres wollen wir einen konkreten Zeitplan erarbeiten“, sagt Keita Arakaki, Chef der Abteilung für Flugsicherheit im Transportministerium, dem Handelsblatt.Die Zeit drängt, das wissen die Anwesenden.

Das Potenzial für fliegende Elektroautos ist groß, glauben die Planer und die Industrie. Autos verstopfen die Straßen in den Megacitys. Aber auch auf den kleinen, oft mit harschen aeromobil-hybrid-flugauto-02-888x444Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen versehenen Landstraßen ist das Reisen zeitaufwändig. Die Regierungsbeamten rechnen vor, dass elektrifizierte Flugtaxis Menschen billiger transportierten könnten als heutige Taxis, wenn die Geräte sich selbst fliegen können.

Doch Japan leidet an einem Problem: Ausgerechnet der Pionier bei Drohnen fliegt sowohl bei kleinen Fluggeräten wie auch -taxis hinter den globalen Spitzenreitern hinterher. Japaner vertrauen auf ihre Stärken.
Bei Minidrohnen für Endkonsumenten dominieren chinesische Firmen wie DJI den Markt. Und im Lufttransport droht Uber zuerst an den Himmeln der USA einsame Kreise zu ziehen. Ab 2020 will das Unternehmen einen Mitflugdienst in Los Angeles und Dallas demonstrieren. Für 2023 wird dann der Start kommerzieller Flugdienste in den beiden amerikanischen Metropolen angepeilt, danach deren globale Verbreitung, referiert Uber-Manager Allison. „Wir wollen die Zukunft des Ridesharings in der Luft schaffen.“

Die Japaner nehmen Ubers Pläne nicht als Luftnummer wahr. Die kommenden fünf Jahre werden darüber entscheiden, ob Japan zu den Siegern oder den Verlierern in der neuen Industrie gehört, beschwört ein Start-up-Vertreter das Gremium. Immerhin vertrauen die Japaner auf ihre Stärken. „Wir müssen aufholen, aber wir können es schaffen“, sagt Kotaro Chiba, der Gründer des japanischen Risikokapitalgebers Dronefund. Seit August besteht auch ein zweiter Fonds speziell für Luftautos und -taxis. Mit dem will er seinen Teil zur Aufholjagd beitragen. „Unser größtes Problem ist, dass unsere Investitionen zu klein sind.“ Sein Investitionsfonds Nummer zwei ist auf 50 Millionen Dollar ausgelegt. „Aber das ist zu wenig für die Luftmobilität“, sagt der Investor. Umso wichtiger ist für ihn die Arbeit des Rats. Japan habe jetzt eine Chance, durch die schnelle Regulierung der neuen Industrie einen großen Markt zu schaffen, sagt er. „Wenn wir die Regeln haben, wird das Geld folgen.“

Auch technisch sei Japan gut gerüstet, Uber einzuholen, meint Hiroji Fukui, der Gründer des Startups Temma. Er will einen Luftbus weltweit auf den Markt bringen, der acht bis zehn Kunden bis zu 300 Kilometer weit fliegen kann. „Wir haben sehr gute Materialhersteller in Japan“, sagt er. Doch das größte Plus ist für ihn die Stärke der Autoindustrie. Denn gerade elektrische Luftautos benötigen neue Produktionsverfahren, die Flugzeughersteller oft nicht haben, wohl aber die Autobauer. Auch mit Japans Behörden ist er zufrieden. „Die Regulierung ist vernünftig“, meint Fukui.
Sein einziger Kritikpunkt ist, dass die Beamten derzeit noch zu sehr auf die Pionierarbeit der US-Flugsicherheitsbehörde schauen, die Regeln für die neue Kategorie der Flugautos entwickelt. Er könne aber nicht warten, bis die Japaner dann vielleicht die Ideen übernehmen, sagt er. So entwickelt seine Firma in Japan, aber sitzt im Silicon Valley, um möglichst rasch die Zertifizierung für seinen Luftbus zu erhalten und mit dem Markt abzuheben. Mit seinem Engagement daheim will er nun verhindern, dass andere seinen Beispiel folgen müssen. Denn von einem ist er fest überzeugt: „Es ist ein guter Zeitpunkt für eine Aufholjagd.“


English Summary

In cooperation with Airbs, Boeing, Uber and national airlines the Japan Corporation is aiming for becoming the leading pioneer in the flying car & bus market.

Japan is aware of ist weaknesses in the drone market – currently led by the Chinese companies (like DJI) but counts on its strength material science expertise, state-of-the-art automobile production technology (mandatory for the project and not available in the Aviation industry), its capability to join forces and to speed up development, production and launch to market. This efficiency and effectiveness advantage covers also the governmental support. Accoding to the Japanese Investment Schedule 2018 Japan will aim for pioneering the flying car & minicopter market. Two Investment fonds are already established. And which is more important, the Japanese government is already working on certification regulations & processes as a pacemaker – independent from the FAA or EASA. As soon as this endeavor is completed, the Investment fonds will grow quickly thanks to an improved planning security. Thanks to the quick set-up of a regulation landscape in cooperation with the leading aircraft OEMs, Japan will create a huge market soon and is expected to catch on in fields of expertise, they are less familiar with today.

The Japanese start-up Temma is planning to bring a flying bus for 8 – 10 passenger to market that will be able to cover develop  distances of up to 300 km for instance.

But Uber might have a good head-start in the USA. The company namely is planning to introduce flying car shuttle services in L.A. and Dallas by 2023, if the according pilot project (scheduled for 2020) is successful.


Insight No. 11: The Future of Aircraft OVH – Drones, Exoskeletons, Mobile 3D Scanners, Digital Services Platform, IoT Solutions, AR / VR & More

Insights, Technology

EXAMPLE: The Innovation Bay of LHT (major source: LHT corporate website)

Innovation Bay Exo


On Malta, Lufthansa Technik (LHT) is testing the MRO future: Whether drone-based inspections of the aircraft skin, mobile 3D scanners or exoskeletons, the innovation bay at Lufthansa Technik Malta will put the latest aircraft overhaul technologies to the test over the next few years.

The clear objective: Every technology that proves itself in practice on the shop floor will immediately be integrated in the local work process, quickly rolled out to all other base maintenance locations of Lufthansa Technik (LHT) and then used for all checks and aircraft types.

When it comes to the technologies, LHT relies on cooperations with both flexible start-ups and established companies. One current project consists of comparing mobile 3D scanners that can be used for detailed measurements of structural damage.

Another project tests the use of drones to inspect the aircraft skin during general visual inspections. And exoskeletons from different providers are being examined to make physically strenuous and ergonomically disadvantageous work easier on employees. Further technologies for other fields of application will follow as time goes on.

Unbenannt.PNGAll technologies are tested directly in the hangar during actual aircraft checks.

They are selected on the basis of top trends as well as the day-to-day requirements and challen-ges of the colleagues on site. The aim is to improve base mainte-nance processes and use the improved processes at all loca-tions as quickly as possible.  This not only saves time and money; it also ensures that the new technologies are already accepted by the colleagues when they are introduced.

LHT is planning to add further innovation bays to the base maintenance network in addition to Malta, like Frankfurt and Hamburg. Thanks to these innovation bays and new technology partnerships, LHT is improving its work processes and making an important contribution to shortening aircraft layovers for its airline customers.


AVIATAR complements LHT`s Innovation Roadmap.

AVIATAR is an innovative and holistic platform that offers an extensive variety of digital products and services for MRO by combining multiple apps, web-based, and in one place.

The main characteristics of our platform are:
OPEN – AVIATAR lives from the conjunction of visionaries. That is why LHT invites everybody – partners, clients, developers – to co-create the future of Aviation or to connect their app to LHTs portfolio.

NEUTRAL -Additionally, the platform shall be  independent from the major aircraft OEMs, such as Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier and COMAC. AVIATAR aligns to our client’s specific, technical requirements – it is not only an OEM-spanning platform, but also independent of Lufthansa as platform sponsor.

MODULAR – Users, such as airlines, MROs, OEMs, or lessors, can benefit from the platform’s modular approach. The platform serves as a central and connecting hub for apps that offer digital products and services for the aviation industry. But AVIATAR is not a set bundle of apps. Specified to the individual needs, LHT`s clients can select from those apps and choose the ones they prefer. But each app can also be used as a standalone product too.


lconnect.PNGThe digitalisation journey starts with seven apps – all designed to fulfill the user’s first needs. “Fleet Management” and “Per-formance Metrics” pro-vide basic features needed by our clients to overview their fleet and key perfor-mance indicators in real-time. (Chart: Lconnect by LHT)

The combination of “Condition Analytics”, “Fault Analytics” and “Predictor Plugins” enables clients to monitor their fleet, analyze their data and predict maintenance ahead of time. LHT`s first 3rd party app, “Record Status” by FLYdocs, displays the complete-ness of your records and at the same time reflects how the integration of apps can work on our platform.

While each single app provides value in its stand-alone version, it is the interplay of multiple apps, which creates the unique value proposition for the individual user.

Through its joint platform, AVIATAR provides a seamless user experience and exchange of information across interfaces. It aggregates as well as centralizes information at one central place. The platform applies analytical models to provide new insights, recommendations and notifications, enabling our clients to make faster and better decisions.

Furthermore, LHT`s platform gains a unique benefit from the frequent growth of its user base. One example is LHT`s app “Reliability Benchmarking”, which will allow operators to benchmark their technical reliability anonymously against the world’s leading airlines.

Only with the integration of the users at one place, AVIATAR can create unique insights for all of them.

Ultimately, AVIATAR rewards its users through the optimization of operating hours, reduced consequential costs and safer as well as more reliable fleet operations.

In fact, experte foresee e.g. a reduction of man-hours needed for MRO projects by 50%.

Based on Aircraft health monitoring systems, predictive maintenance (see above) is enabled by digital warehouse solutions offerings, which are becoming the new standard in the MRO Industry over time.

Harvesting the benefits of  AR-Systems – In contrast to Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality offers users additional information in real time over and above what they actually perceive. This thus allows the real world to be combined with the virtual world and real spatial worlds to be supplemented by virtual elements and data. Today, companies are already using AR as a core technology for enriching and complementing reality with computer-generated contents.

AR.PNGThis way of percei-ving reality allows innovative proce-dures and methods to be implemented for optimizing produc-tion, maintenance and inspection pro-cesses.

For instance, mobile laser projection systems can be positioned and aligned flexibly in the aircraft fuselage in line with the respective installation situation. The installation template is projected onto the work environment for the relevant structural employee in line with the emplo-yee’s current job card. This template corresponds to the component contours selected in the virtual 3D model, which are projected onto the structure in the correct position and therefore act as a positioning and alignment aid for the component that is being installed. With no interruptions or other interactions, the employee can install the component with high precision and significantly more efficiently than using conven-tional alignment tools.

VR.PNGVR/AR technologies have been used in both commercial aviation and the military for simulated training for several years, but only now are experts seeing them implemented to fulfil a key requirement in maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) – addressing the shortage of skilled engineers. In fact, the expensive, highly regulated and time-consuming technical training currently cannot keep pace with the HR demand. VR/AR solutions ease the leverage of know how in real time and therefore, mobilizes Expertise across the airlines global operational networks, while Gather valueable data for Analytics same time.
The ongoing Digitization of Cabin Interior is another mega trend in the aviation Industry all market players are fostering.

This exciting topic might be subject to another Blog entry soon.


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