UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic is launching a trial with Sony Mobile Communications to test how new wearable technology can help improve the airline’s maintenance and engineering processes. Engineers working on Virgin aircraft at the airport and in the hangar will be testing Sony’s SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1, tablet, mobile phone and SmartWatch 3 in an eight-week trial at London Heathrow Airport. They will test how the technology can be used for real-time ...

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