The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering of The University of Hong Kong has developed a virtual aircraft loading bridge operations training (VALBOT) system for the Airport Authority Hong Kong. The system is developed based on the imseCAVE system that uses the state-of-the-art mixed reality (MR) technology to recreate an authentic virtual environment for the training of engineers and operators working in the airfield. VALBOT is installed in the International Aviation Academy at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Following the ceremony, the Chief Executive, accompanied by AA Chairman Jack So and AA CEO Fred Lam, visited our brand-new training facilities, including the Virtual Aircraft Loading Bridge Operation and the Flight Simulator at the Virtual Reality (VR) Room of the Hong Kong International Aviation Association (HKIAA). As pioneering aviation VR training facilities in Hong Kong, they provide students with an immersive training environment to enhance their practical skills in ﬂight or ramp operations. They come equipped with the innovative imseCAVE, a low-cost, high-performance Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) system designed and deployed by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering of the University of Hong Kong.
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam (left of front row) viewed the facility which demonstrates ramp operations at HKIA with the assistance of the VR technology. Also present are AA Chairman Jack So (right of back row), AA CEO Fred Lam (middle of back row) and Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan (left of back row).
Dr. Henry Lau (middle) and his team.
The Virtual aircraft loading bridge operations training (VALBOT) system