NASA and Boeing are working together under a new Space Act Agreement to improve flight training and aviation safety using NASA’s synthetic vision technologies and Boeing’s 787 simulators. Synthetic vision technologies are essentially weather-immune displays that allow pilots to see what the world looks like in perfect weather conditions all the time.
It’s a powerful tool that can effectively negate the visual penalties associated with even severe weather in a clear, intuitive manner. The technology offers the potential to improve aviation system safety and increase the efficiency of aircraft operations. Testing at Boeing’s Miami training facilities will begin in late 2017.