United and Continental Distribute 11,000 iPads to Pilots

In a significant technological upgrade, United and Continental Airlines are transitioning from traditional paper-based flight manuals and charts to digital formats by integrating iPads into their operations. This month, approximately 11,000 iPads will be distributed to pilots across both airlines.

The switch is expected to eliminate the need for 38 pounds of paper documents per pilot, totaling up to 16 million sheets of paper annually.

The shift towards iPads is part of a broader movement within the aviation sector towards digital solutions. Earlier this year, Alaska Airlines equipped their pilots with iPads, and Delta Airlines is currently evaluating a comparable initiative.

Additionally, British Airways has implemented iPads among its cabin crew to improve service delivery.

[Source: The Loop]

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