easyJet is evaluating the use of Augmented Reality (AR) devices to help pilots and engineers simplify the engineering and servicing process. The aim is to minimise passenger delays and improving its industry leading safety records.

easyJet chose to evaluate the Epson Moverio BT-200 glasses to enable engineering teams to see exactly what a pilot or engineer is seeing using AR technology, and predicts the Moverio BT-200 will benefit some of the airline’s remote airports across its network.

Currently, engineers and pilots have to email pictures and call easyJet’s Operations Control Centre (OCC) to try and resolve the issue manually. With the Moverio BT-200, easyJet’s OCC could potentially provide live information to the engineers and pilots in real time. They will also get technical assistance through an integrated handsfree head set.


“This will help us get greater clarity on any technical issues which occur hundreds of miles away. By wearing the Moverio BT-200, pilots or engineers down route could transmit live pictures and data between easyJet OCC at Luton and any of our 138 operating locations in Europe and beyond, providing direct access to shared visual information making it easier for them to resolve any technical issue.” says Ian Davies, Head of Engineering and Maintenance at easyJet.

The new Moverio is packed full of features and functionality for AR, enabling a digitally enhanced view of the real world. Sensing technology, including a front-facing camera, gyroscope, GPS system, compass, and accelerometer, allows the device to accurately understand a user’s movements and the world around them.