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In the past, newly-recruited ground service staff had to undergo extensive classroom training before experiencing the real-life aircraft cargo handling environment, said Simon Yap, Hactl's senior manager for learning and development.
“COSAC-VR has reduced the reliance on real aircraft availability and suitable weather conditions for training, and trainees meanwhile can undergo work simulations in a totally safe environment,” he said.
V.R. training reduces limitations of other on-the-job training programs by simulating the kinetic environment of the work in a risk-free environment. It also removes the need for dedicated, high-tech training suites because VR is portable and can be set up quickly in any location. Currently, the COSAC-VR program covers aircraft cargo compartment operations, but Hactl plans to expand training options in future modules.
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