Airbus needed a way to get work steps, with pictures of parts into the field of vision of the worker hands free. Finding a simpler, streamlined, paperless approach to maintenance inspection of helicopter parts was necessary for improving safety and efficiency. Airbus also needed to have SAP integration, and the ability to take measurements.
Besides, Airbus needed a camera that was high resolution in order to take the documentation of dynamic components, at times numbering 300 parts per gearbox. Finding an application and tool that could do all these tasks in one package was accomplished through introducing Augmented Reality, Wearable Computing in form of Smart Glasses to the inspection process.