Virtual Reality Training for Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (Vi-Mro 1.0)

Joke Van Vooren
VIVES University of Applied Sciences


The economic crisis of 2008–2013 had a huge impact on the industry and this was no different within aviation. During this period the number of recruitments within the industry was kept on a bare minimum, resulting in an ageing workforce today. According to the Q4 2017 Educavia survey on the employment by age and sector over 46% of the staff in the Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector in Belgium and the Netherlands is over 50 years old. The sector indicates to be looking for extra and “younger” aviation mechanics to guarantee the continuity of the sector, but is announcing at the same time that there simply aren’t enough suitable candidates.

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