Quick Note: JetBlue Embraces iPads in the Cockpit
June 26, 2013 12:50 PM
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Thankfully, the pilot won't be playing Angry Birds, or so we hope...
JetBlue pilots will use iPads for three key activities
We reported on Monday that iPads are now in use in
every single American Airlines cockpit
. The airline deployed 8,000 iPads that will save 400,000 gallons of fuel and $1.2 million in fuel costs each year.
Not to be left out, JetBlue announced today on their blog that its pilots would also be using iPads in the cockpit. However, JetBlue assures passengers that, "[The pilots] won’t be playing Angry Birds in the cockpit, but the cool technology they’ll be able to see before and during a flight will help them be even better pilots."
The iPads will replace both paper manuals and heavy laptops and as with American Airlines, greater fuel savings will be achieved by using the lighter tablets.
According to the
blog, pilots will use the iPads to scan real-time weather updates, pre-flight planning, and to peruse digital airport and aircraft charts.
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6/26/2013 3:55:03 PM
How about charging passengers based on their weight and the weight of their luggage?
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