Mobile Future

Tablets in the Sky

As USA Today highlighted, iPads are now being used to facilitate pilot’s daily operations. Following the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision in March to allow the use of iPads in the air, Alaska Airlines pilots are ditching their 40-pound manuals and instead accessing all pertinent information on the tablet.

According to the article:

“Alaska is transitioning all 1,400-plus of its pilots to company-issued iPads. The plan aims to improve fuel economy by cutting back on the weight on board. Also, documents can be updated more frequently. Alaska is the first commercial airline to make such a move. Delta and American, among others, are considering similar steps.”

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