Christchurch Airport

Early this year, Christchurch Airport launched a new training platform for its a...

Early this year, Christchurch Airport launched a new training platform for its airport fire service. The airport business was looking for innovative and sustainable ways to create a programme that would allow to replicate fire scenarios on a scale not possible in the airport’s training area, and Virtual Reality looked very promising. The training platform was developed in a true collaborative fashion between the airport’s fire service team, the digital team, and a local tech start-up Corvecto. Today, all 44 firefighters use this new programme to prepare and train for difficult situations they can’t always access, such as inside the aircraft. Work is now underway to enhance the programme with new features and additional training scenarios.

VR experience wearing a VR kit (HTC Vive Pro)

Initiative

First in New Zealand airport fire-fighter training platform based on Virtual Reality.

Collaborative effort between the airport fire service, airport's digital team and the Christchurch-based VR innovators at Corvecto. Launched at the airport in May 2019.

Benefits safety of airline and airfield operation through enhancing the training portfolio of the airports fire service.
Provides an innovative platform that could be used by other airports in NZ.