Rolls-Royce began virtual reality training in March, with its two-day BR725 familiarization class. Participants join the class remotely, logging in over the internet while wearing VR glasses and handheld VR controllers. The development of the VR training class came at a propitious time when much of the world became inaccessible for travelers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The benefit of VR training is that students can learn about parts of the engine that they might be able to see only if the real engine was fully disassembled. And they can see all the subsystems and components exactly as they relate to each other, either in an as-assembled view or by virtually taking them apart, assembly by assembly, piece by piece.