17 Jun '11, 5pm

American Airlines Ditches Paper For iPads

American Airlines Ditches Paper For iPads

In an effort to reduce weight and fuel costs, American Airline pilots are testing the iPad as a replacement for paper manuals and charts. Find your local recycling solution for paper American Airlines announced it will be replacing bulky paperwork in the cockpit with the Apple iPad. Subbing the traditional 35-pound paper manuals for the 1.5-pound tablet is expected to save $1.2 million worth of fuel a year. “By eliminating bulky flight bags filled with paper, (electronic flight bags) mean less weight for pilots to carry, reducing the possibility of injury on duty,” First Officer Hank Putek, a member of the APA Safety Committee, said in a news release. “In addition, they enable pilots to immediately download updates, rather than waiting for paper versions of required documents to be printed and distributed.” SEE: 10 Green Cases For Tablets The airline officially began its s...

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