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.


via: AndroidCentral

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3950 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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