Hololens explores a jet engine

As part of its push to get businesses using Hololens, Microsoft showed off a Japan Airlines app that lets engineers explore jet engines during training.

When it comes to studying jet engines, the classroom of the future could be anywhere


At its Worldwide Partners Conference in Toronto, Microsoft showed off a new Hololens application built by Japan Airlines. The system allows engineers to learn about jet engines without having to take a real engine out of service.

The 3D model appears as a virtual image in real space in the Hololens goggles, and different parts can be highlighted.

Arantxa Lasa Cid
Program Director, Windows HoloLens Apps and Strategy
“I don’t need to be tied to my workspace. Hololens has no cables which means I can learn anywhere and I can choose a size and position that suits my environment. Let me show you.”

“But not only that. I can access parts that would be very hard to spot. Show fuel pump.”

“Fuel pump. This is one of the essential components, which is designed to supply the fuel to the system.”

The presentation, in front of thousands of Microsoft’s development partners, is part of the company’s push to make Hololens a part of everyday computing in many environments.

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
“We have the ability to solve for what has been a dream of computer science, which is presence. In other words, you can be everywhere from anywhere.”

Hololens isn’t a VR headset. It overlays computer images on the real world, something completely new, and that’s why Microsoft needs to keep demonstrating how it can be used, so developers might get some inspiration for their own apps.

“We’re very very excited about Hololens and the opportunity it represents.”

Hololens is already on sale for developers in the U.S. and Canada at $3,000.