Virgin America flight crews taking off with the Nexus 7

Virgin America flight crews taking off with the Nexus 7
Virgin America is outfitting its flight crews with an important piece of in-flight equipment, the Nexus 7 tablet. Called the "Crew Pad," the stock Android tablet will be replacing all other slates in the airline's fleet. Passengers who order food directly from the entertainment center connected to their seat, are sending their orders to a "Crew Pad" belonging to a flight attendant, who will take their order and bring them their food.

One of the reasons that Virgin selected the Nexus 7, is that the slate can be updated on the fly, so to speak. Virgin's InFlight teammates took the tablets on a 30 day tests, and found that it helped them serve passengers better. The airline has started putting the Nexus 7 in the hands of its flight crew, and the complete rollout is not expected to take much longer.


Other airlines have given tablets to their pilots, to replace paper manuals, flight charts and maps. This actually saves the airlines hundreds of thousands of jet fuel annually. Besides the Apple iPad, the Microsoft Surface 2 has been approved by the FAA to replace pilots' flight bags.

Flight crew on Virgin America will be using the Nexus 7 to serve you better

Flight crew on Virgin America will be using the Nexus 7 to serve you better


via: AndroidCentral

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh

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13 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Good choice...

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Much better than the iToys.

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

True.

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Not really....ever heard of a device with a stylus? Note 2 or Note 8 comes to mind , a bit expensive than the N7 though....

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Just a bit, like a small sliver almost, only 2-3x.

12. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Stylus? That funny thing we used in the previous century to interact with those early primitive touch interfaces?

3. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Wonderful choice.

4. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I just hope Muslims don't get pork, and Hindus don't get beef. Otherwise, it will make headlines. Well, it's Android - in hackers' hands and FREEDOM.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

If it was Apple, their would be no options for muslims to have halal , but pork. Apple's theroy: we will tell you what not to do , and what to do. Don't you like your freedom? Do you like being told what you can't do? Do you love prison?

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

The NOTE 8 would've been a perfect choice for versatility. Yeah the Stylus, for note-taking......

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