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US Air Force Buying 18,000 iPads

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The US Air Force (USAF) has ordered over $9 million dollars worth of 32GB iPads.

These iPads are intended to be used as digital manuals and navigation charts for aircraft pilots and crews in the Air Mobility Command.

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Alaska Airlines Replaced 25 Pounds Paper Flight Manuals For iPad

According to iclarified site:

“If you are boarding a flight on Alaska Airlines, don’t be surprise if you find a Pilot using an iPad instead of 25 pounds of paper flight manuals that pilots are required to carry when they fly. This exercise by Airlines is to use technology to enhance flight safety, improve efficiency and protect the environment.”

“The iPads are being distributed to all Alaska Airlines pilots, a process that will be complete by mid-June. This follows a successful trial by 100 line and instructor pilots and Air Line Pilots Association representatives, who evaluated the feasibility of using iPads as electronic flight bags this past winter and spring.”

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