British Airways is testing iPads with 100 cabin crew members. But, United Airlines is going all in with 11,000 iPads being deployed to United and Continental pilots.
British Airways Cabin Crews Testing iPads to Replace Paper (Social Times)
United Airlines Launches Paperless Flight Deck With iPad (United Airlines)
The iPads will replace the estimated 16 million sheets of paper printed each year for flight crews. The weight savings (1.5 pound iPad vs. 38 pounds of paper) will save an estimated 326,000 gallons of fuel.
The iPads will be loaded with the Jeppesen Mobile FD iPad app. The app is free but requires a subscription for electronic charting. Here’s a look at how this app is used by pilots.
Video courtesy of JeppesenTraining