Once again we are seeing the appearance of the iPad in another industry. Although many airplanes have already integrated the use of tablets for their guest’s entertainment, United Airlines has decided the use of this great technology is not just for fun!
From now on, all United Aircraft carriers will replace it’s pilot’s flight decks with iPads. Normally pilots operating manuals, log books and charts weigh an amazing 38 pounds! With roughly about 11,000 pilots employed by United, that’s 418,000 pounds of paper! With the replacement of these decks, iPad accomplishes many important environmental issues! There will now be less paper use, printing and also with the weight significantly lower the fuel consumption will decrease!
Every industry is coming to realize the value of iPads and all tablets in general. Their ability to enhance businesses, and not just one type of industry but every type from schools, to restaurants and now pilot’s quarters, is incredible. The environmental aspect of integrating iPads into your business instead of having to print large manuals, texts and even books will really help to make a difference! Each day I use my iPad, I am even more impressed with its abilities. Kudos to apple again for creating such a magnificent new technology!