The Implementation of Immersive Technologies - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Aviation Collegiate Education: A Simple to Complex Approach

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Dimitrios ZiakkasAbner Del Cid FloresHans Cornelius Natakusuma

Abstract: Aviation and air transportation have traditionally led to technological innovation. The International Air Transportation Authority (IATA) Technology Roadmap (IATA, 2019) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Artificial Intelligence (AI) roadmap (EASA, 2020) outline and assess ongoing technological prospects that aim to change the aviation environment with the implementation of AI from the beginning of collegiate education.Rotolo (2015) suggests five characteristics to characterize immersive technology. Immersive technologies must have radical originality, fast growth, coherence, significant impact, and low uncertainty and ambiguity. Emerging technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) are notable for their influence and coherence across applications and usage. VR technology has dramatically reduced training expenses compared to other systems. Laughlin (2008) reported that remote learning and practicing basic flying abilities could lower new pilot training expenditures by as much as 70%. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flight training organizations must develop new ways to teach their pupils. Distance pilot-to-student education is one. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (2020) is progressively accepting non-traditional methods for regulatory training. AI, VR, AR, and MR can improve flight operation training. Human System Integration (HSI) specialists use systems engineering methods and procedures to achieve successful HSI. Simple to complicated methods meet functional and non-functional requirements. The systems engineering team uses each branch to analyze collegiate aviation program requirements. Aviation training changes will impact humans' performance and ability to make decisions. The research was thematically selected on immersive technologies implementation in collegiate aviation trainees' perception. The study was structured based on an analysis of the available literature concerning the current uses of immersive technologies - AI in aviation. The findings were reviewed and evaluated concerning the appropriateness of the implementation of immersive technologies in aviation training syllabus and the notable differences between the levels of technology.

Keywords: Immersive technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Human Systems Integration

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003162

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