The iPad really is a phenomenal tablet and it can now be safely said that Apple’s magical tablet has carved its own niche in the market. While the iPad can be used for a variety of purposes be it business or personal, this certainly is a first. Alaska Airlines has now become the first airline ever to replace cockpit flight manuals with iPads.
The airline revealed in a press release that it had got the necessary approvals required from the Federal Aviation Authority to use iPads as a replacement for printed flight manuals.
The airline has also revealed that it is considering the possibility of replacing paper charts with an app as well. There was much talk going on about the use of iPads and the testing that was being carried out by various airlines, both commercial and private. However, Alaska Airlines has come out on top by becoming the first airline in the United States that is going to use iPads as an alternative to flight manuals in the cockpit.
Basically, the aim of the airline is to cut down on paper consumption, hence the replacement of big, bulky flight manuals with the stylishly thin Apple iPad. The Federal Aviation Authority had already approved the use of iPads in the cockpit for a private airline back in March, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first commercial airline to use the iPads.
Its astonishing to see that how diverse the iPad market has turned out to be. The practicality of this tablet is just amazing. In what other areas do you envisage the iPad offering its services? Please do share your thoughts with us in your comments below.