You do not have to wait for an FAA rethink to use your iPad on an airliner below 10,000 feet– if you’re part of an American Airlines crew, that is. As of this month, the air carrier is the very first cleared by the FAA to use iPads in the cockpit at every point in the course of a flight. The program starts merely with Boeing 777 pilots in the beginning, but it must gradually expand to save $ 1.2 million in weight-related fuel prices per year around the airline, not to mention a few trees and the strain of 35-pound flight bags. American is confident enough in the tablet switchover that it prepares to stop handing out any paper updates to its charts and handbooks as of January, simply days after its whole fleet gets the regulatory nod for iPads at the end of this year. We simply would not anticipate Android or Windows tablet rollouts anytime soon. American isn’t really opposed to the concept, however it’s only appealing that slates past the iPad will certainly be “examined for usage” if and when the FAA applies its rubber stamp.
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