Why Boeing turned to UCF for high-tech simulation pilot program

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    It says a lot about University of Central Florida’s faculty and students when a global company with more than 147,000 employees and nearly $100 billion in revenue last year, asks for help to develop a high-tech pilot training simulation program.

    UCF is working with the Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to to develop an augmented-reality program that trains pilots how to fly, spruce up on procedures and how to act quickly in case of an emergency. The program, called Cap, will help cut training costs, let participants train more often and better monitor results data feedback. Beyond helping Boeing, the program also helps students get hands-on experience in developing high-tech software for major companies.