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May 2024

Loft Dynamics is proud to announce a new partnership with Dufour Aerospace to develop the first VR eVTOL aircraft simulator for training future pilots.

This expansion comes at a critical time in the aviation industry: urban congestion and environmental concerns are accelerating the global demand for eVTOL aircraft - and eVTOL pilots. The industry's ability to effectively train and scale a new, specialized pilot workforce will be strained by a growing pilot shortage. The need for VR simulators to increase access to the safest, highest quality eVTOL training has never been greater.

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Loft Fest 2024: A Gathering of Aviation Visionaries

Our first-ever Loft Fest brought together aviation innovators from around the world. Over three days, pilots, operators, investors, and industry veterans experienced our VR flight simulators, shared insights, and built connections. Highlights included flight demos, new partnerships, and expert panels. Loft Fest welcomed some of the best minds in aviation to discuss making the industry safer, more sustainable, and more innovative. We are already looking forward to next year and hope you will join us. Read the full recap and check out the video on our webpage!

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Exhibition Recap: WATS, AERO, and PAvCon Europe 2024

At each event, attendees had the opportunity to experience themselves in the unparalleled realism and precision of our Airbus H125 simulator. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, underscoring the significant impact our technology has on pilot training. Visit the links below for detailed recaps:

World Aviation Training Summit 2024

AERO Friedrichshafen 2024

Current Mixed Reality Head-Mounted Displays Are Unsuitable for Pilot Training, Stanford University Study Reaffirms

Dangers uncovered in the study demonstrate why virtual reality remains the only extended reality pilot training solution with regulatory approval. Loft Dynamics CEO Fabi Riesen urges aviation authorities and operators to carefully review the findings, particularly amid rising mixed reality adoption. Additionally, he encourages innovators to prioritize the use of virtual reality over mixed reality in pilot training.

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