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 AAâ€™s 777 fleet.
Source: American Airlines