American Airlines Outfits Pilots With iPad Flight Kits

American Airlines Outfits Pilots With iPad Flight Kits
technology

The company reduces waste by getting rid of the more than 24 million paper pages needed to keep pilots informed.

Ross Brooks
  • 25 june 2013

Even though many airlines and aircraft manufacturers have claimed they would move towards a tablet-based flight kit – American Airlines is the company thus far to have made the switch.

The digital flight kits come in the form of an iPad and will replace nearly 35 pounds of paper-based flight material and manuals. After being tested on the company’s Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft, the digital flight bags will be used in every aircraft cockpit, during every stage of flight.

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