American Airlines will use an iPad app in lieu of navigation charts
0. phoneArena 16 Jun 2011, 22:17 posted on
American Airlines is beginning a test program to replace cumbersome navigation charts with an FAA-approved iPad app; the airline claims that the reduction in weight will save them over $1 million per year in fuel costs...
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1. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
I can hardly wait until one of them locks up and some pilot crashes into a mountain....
2. love-all-phones (unregistered)
You are wishing for the death of over 100 passengers. The things people say sometimes.
5. jroc74 (Posts: 5525; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I'm gonna have to agree with them...cmon man...
9. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
well i believe it has to do more with the cell signal not so much wifi but still i am sure they can put the whole darn map on the hard drive and not have to use even wifi. Which is exactly what airplan mode does on a phone.
10. Braingears (unregistered)
I currently use my iPad for flights. It does a great job with real-time weather and planning. It has all of the VFR and IFR charts along with all of the detailed data for each of airports with no data connections required.
The only problem that I've had is I can only view it from one angle with my polorized sunglasses on.
I'm looking forward to seeing this new app...
11. Spear (unregistered)
I wonder if the general public will be allowed to download the app. That'd be neat!
12. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I thought all electronics are suppose to be turned off? Hippocrates!!! im going to power up my playbook in their face!