MTU Maintenance has started an augmented reality project at its facility in Berlin-Brandenburg. The project goes by the name “Inspection 4.0” and aims to improve knowledge management in the shop.
MTU says Inspection 4.0 has two main goals. The first is to centralize all data regarding a specific part into one system. This has the benefit of reducing the amount of time mechanics spent switching between documents and enabling them to focus on inspecting the part in question. Secondly, the real and virtual world of maintenance will merge – data will be transferred to tablets or smart glasses so that the mechanic has a complete overview at all times.
MTU Maintenance is collaborating with the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg on the project, with key development taking place in Berlin. The project is support by Brandenburg Invest (WFBB) and the Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (business promotion bank of the federal state of Brandenburg). Development of the project will continue until July 2019, after which results will be analyzed and once applicable, presented to the Federal Aviation Office of Germany for the relevant approvals.