American Airlines gets FAA approval to replace charts and manuals with the Apple iPad
0. phoneArena 11 Sep 2012, 00:43 posted on
Saying that the maneuver will save the airline $1.2 million a year in fuel costs, American Airlines has been given approval from the FAA to replace its flight manuals and charts with a version on the Apple iPad; Apple's tablet is the only one in the category approved for in-flight use by the cockpit...
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1. wendygarett (unregistered)
I'm glad those pilots are not fandroids :D
6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4404; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You know what is going to happen right? A pilot is going to crash a plane because he is too busy playing Angry Birds than actually flying.
I don't know if it's a good Idea to use any tablet. I don't care if it's an Apple iPad or an Android tablet.
Stay tuned, some pilot will mess up.
7. downphoenix (Posts: 2414; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Maybe if it was a tablet that was specifically designed for their jobs. That would rule out Ipads since they can't be restricted in this manner. An android tablet could, due to its open platform, ironically can be restricted for this type of use better than an ipad.
2. hosker (unregistered)
Bring your notes, your 1,2,3,
The beans,the widgets...I want this ipad to LAG like theres no tomorrow.
3. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Its AA wish to chose the tablet, they are ready for iPad same like their country. Fandroids will wait for other airlines running out there apart from AA.
8. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
So how much do these flight manuals actually weigh if they are gonna save 1.2 million dollars a year???