Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), today announced its selection by Emirates Airlines (EK) to develop a virtual, immersive, game-based aviation training for the EK cabin crew. EK is the first commercial airline in the aviation industry to utilize game-based instruction, which incorporates high-fidelity visuals with engaging, synthetic environment technologies. 3-D classroom stations with touchscreen interaction are included under the contract along with web- and mobile-delivered training.
Game-based learning will allow the EK cabin crew to acquire and practice the thought processes and skills required to respond appropriately under the pressure of real-world challenges while in a safe, virtual environment. Cubic uses learning science-based processes to support development of lessons and scenarios for multiple delivery mechanisms, providing EK with the flexibility to meet increases in demand while maintaining quality and effectiveness of training.
“Cubic continues to expand our innovative training technologies into adjacent industries such as commercial aviation. The EK cabin crew will be educated using the latest advances in instructional design, coupled with the engagement of video game technology allowing an immersive form of on-the-job learning,” said Bill Toti, president of Cubic Global Defense. “We look forward to helping define a new industry standard in aviation training that cost-effectively focuses on safety while incorporating emerging virtual technology.”
This contract will fulfill EK’s Project Charter and its vision to offer tomorrow’s learners an engaging, accessible and integrated virtual learning environment. Immersive training improves retention versus traditional modes such as computer-based learning and the EK cabin crew will become more productive and engaged with Cubic’s game-based tools. In addition, trainees can access the aviation training from any location, any time and in any form through web-interfaced and mobile devices.