American Airlines is the First to Win FAA Approval for Electronic Flight Bags Through

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    American Airlines has today announced that it is the first commercial carrier to win FAA approval to use the iPad (and specifically the iPad, not just any old tablet!) in the cockpit in all phases of flight. This means that AA will now be able to use the iPad as an Electronic Flight Bag in approved aircraft. The airline says that replacing the 35-pound paper kitbag previously used in cockpits by the pilot will save roughly $1.2 million of fuel per year.

    American Airlines says that the iPads will be equipped with special apps and data provided by Jeppesen, and will start using the iPads this month on AA’s 777 fleet.

    Source: American Airlines
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    I wondered the same thing. All I can think of is that the details are in the wording....assuming they are not clueless, that is. Might the "in all phases of flight" be it? Mind boggles either way.
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    Yes, I was wondering whether there's some nuance. If I were doing AA's PR, I wouldn't make people wonder why they're either splitting hairs or are clueless, lol.
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    I think it's the "in all areas of flight" bit, they say in the press release they are the first to get that approved.
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    Leave people wondering = bad PR.
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    I wonder if this means in the future iPad's will end up flying the planes themselves :D

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