The Air Force is hoping to lighten its paper usage with 18,000 iPads over the next ten years. The cost savings could bring in as much as $50 million in revenue, some of its as reduced fuel costs. Currently, paper manuals can weigh as much as 30-40 pounds of paper for each crew member. This number jumps to 490 pounds of paper for a C-5 with 10 crew members.
In an interview on The Street, Major Brian Moritz explains the fuel savings:
By removing all that paper, AMC will capture about $750,000 in fuel savings [annually] just based off the decreased weight Read more