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Boeing Cuts Production Time by 25% with Skylight on Glass

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 Boeing Cuts Production Time by 25% with Skylight on Glass - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Virtual & Augmented Reality Software
  • Wearables - Augmented Reality Glasses, Headsets & Controllers
Applicable Industries
  • Aerospace
Applicable Functions
  • Discrete Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Augmented Reality
The Customer
About The Customer
The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide.The company also provides leasing and product supp
The Challenge

130 miles of wiring go into every new Boeing 747-8 Freighter, tucked away overhead and underfoot from the cockpit to the wheel wells.

Every Boeing aircraft, from the workhorse 737 to the new 787 Dreamliner, has multiple configurations, each with its own wiring scheme. In past years, technicians used “phone books” full of diagrams to do their work. Even with laptops, the same basic problem arised: constant look-away interruptions as workers got directions and cross-checked diagrams and schematics.

The Solution

Skylight gives Boeing’s technicians the instructions they need right in their viewfinder. No need to look away or tap a laptop: they can move through multiple prompts with voice commands, the Glass touchpad, and the head tracking interface. A simple voice command like “local search 1-8-6-A” calls up the correct step-by-step schematic for every last wire.

Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    Bar code readers and the Glass cameras help identify and confirm wiring inventory. When extra help is needed, workers turn on Skylight’s “See What I See” video stream and share their view with engineers or other remote experts. Technicians can also look at how-to videos right in their field of view, keeping their hands free to do the work.
Quantitative Benefit
  • With Skylight, Boeing cut its wiring production time by 25% and reduced error rates effectively to zero.

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