Fraport, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, and AeroGround Flughafen München, a wholly-owned ground handling subsidiary of Flughafen München (the operator of Munich Airport), have developed a joint virtual reality (VR) training tool for ground handling operations.
New digital training content was created for the joint VR tool. One training module, for example, serves to practice the ground handling processes required right after an aircraft has assumed its parking position. Other planned modules include apron safety training or a dedicated training course for baggage sorting. The training modules, which are available in German and English, can be used by both new staff and employees who have already received training. The aim is to allow ground handling staff to practice the processes in a safe space before performing them in a real environment.
The training content can be shared and used via an online platform – the “Innoactive Hub” – developed by Munich-based startup company Innoactive.