Apple iPad Will Appear in Cockpit Approved by FAA
American airline just announced yesterday that it received approval from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), to use Apple iPad in cockpit during all phases of flight. American is dubbin gits new kitbag with the iPad an "Electronic Flight Bag" and this change will save airline $1.2 million in fuel since the iPad is so much lighter than the previous 35-pound kitbag.
"With this approval from the FAA, we will be able to use iPad to fully realize the benefits of our Electronic Flight Bag program, including improving the work environment for our pilots, reducing our dependency on paper products and increasing fuel efficiency on our planes," American's vice president Captain John Hale said in a statement. "We are equipping our people with the best resources and this will allow our pilots to fly more efficiently."
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