Alaska Airlines will issue iPad tablet computers to its pilots to replace up 11kg paper flight manuals or Pilots get iPads . The airline said that the “Electronic Flight Bag” contains no navigational charts, but the company examined this possibility.
Alaska, said the 680-gram iPad be issued to all pilots by mid-June, must be stowed during takeoff and landing – as passengers are required to do. (The exact rational absurd for the rule is unclear, but every airline management – Ed).
Pilots get iPads in the air
The expected savings are “fewer back and muscle injuries caused by pilots carrying flight bags that can tip the scales at 22kg or more fully loaded,” Alaska said.
The company said it is the first major U.S. airline to replace paper manuals with an iPad.
In February, Executive Jet Management, a unit of NetJets, the small chartered jet flying, use the first commercial operator authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration as the sole source iPads info while on the slopes and in the air.