PACE and Cockpit4u join forces to provide VR-enhanced pilot training
BERLIN/MILAN, 26 September 2019 – PACE, a leading provider of pioneering aerospace and aviation software, and Cockpit4u, an EASA-approved, internationally renowned pilot training organization, today announced that they have entered a partnership which will enable them to develop innovative training solutions for flight crews. Integrating high-end virtual reality technology, the training software is designed to make the efficiency and educational benefits of immersive learning environments available to the companies’ airline clients.
Under the partnership agreement PACE will provide customized virtual training software for Cockpit4u’s training center in Berlin-Schönefeld. The initial installation includes a fully immersive simulation of an aircraft walkaround, a key pre-flight inspection performed by the pilot. Wearing virtual reality headsets, students will be able to practice the prescribed sequence of procedures in a risk-free, fully monitored environment. At present, virtual exercises merely prep students for later live training, but the companies’ mid-term vision is to achieve validated equivalence to more traditional teaching methods.
“We are currently witnessing a technology-driven paradigm shift that impacts all areas of aviation training,” explained Jörg Gehrmann, Director Sales Training & Simulation at PACE. “Cockpit4u and PACE are natural partners for promoting new training approaches: both are based in Berlin and serve an overlapping customer base with complementary expertise. The unfiltered feedback from Cockpit4u’s students and instructors is extremely valuable for us and will help us make our software as relevant and intuitive as possible.”
Christos Diamantopoulos, Cockpit4u Managing Director, agreed: “Cockpit4u is prepared for the future of pilot training. We want to offer our customers the best and latest technical equipment, that’s why the cooperation with innovative developers such as PACE is very important for us.”
Kicking off the partnership, PACE and Cockpit4u will present their training products and services at the European Airline Training Symposium, which will be held in Berlin from October 29 to 30, 2019.
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About PACE – a TXT company
Founded in 1995, PACE has built a reputation for developing trail-blazing software products for the global aerospace and aviation industry. As part of TXT e-solutions, the company focuses on high-quality niches such as preliminary design & evaluation, on-board software, digital manufacturing, product configuration, flight operations and training & simulation.
TXT e-solutions is an international, specialized provider of advanced software solutions supporting customers in high-tech markets, most notably in the aerospace, aviation and automotive industries, in their mission- and business-critical core processes and throughout their product lifecycles.
Headquartered in Milan, TXT is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and has subsidiaries in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, the UK and the US.
About Cockpit4u Aviation Service GmbH
Cockpit4u is one of the world’s leading Approved Training Organizations (ATO) and a reliable provider of training services to the aviation industry. Its services cover the complete spectrum from Type Rating, MCC or SFI/TRI training and a wide range of airline related cockpit crew training on Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier aircraft.
For more information visit www.cockpit4u.com