pilots test iPads flight manuals
American Airlines and its pilots union announced Thursday that it will begin testing iPads to be used during flight operations.
The iPads, which will be used on flights from LAX to Tokyo and Shanghai, will replace flight bags that contain paper flight manuals, which the rolex watches for sale Allied Pilots Association says weigh about 35 pounds.
“By eliminating bulky flight bags filled with paper, [electronic flight bags] mean less weight for pilots to carry, reducing the possibility of inj rolex watches for sale ury on duty,” First Officer Hank Putek, a member of the APA safety committee. “In addition, they enable pilots to immediately download updates, rather than waiting for paper versions of required documents to be printed and distributed.”
American sai rolex watches for sale d that the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing the airline to test the tablets during takeoff and landing so pilots can use them to reference airport approach rolex watches for sale charts. The Fort Worth based carrier added that the lighter tablets will save an estimated $1.2 million in fuel annually.