American Airlines receives FAA clearance to use iPads in cockpits
American Airlines has just broken ground, finally having the FAA clear iPads for use throughout a flight. This move in turn will help the airline decrease its reliance on paper-based flight manuals and will allow the use of iPads in cockpits. At first, only Boeing 777 pilots will be allowed to use their swank new Apple devices for operations and could very well help the airline save nearly $1.2 million in weight-related fuel costs annually. That apart, the initiative could also help keep more than a few trees breathing with the paper manuals being ditched along with paper updates. Its only a matter of time until the entire American Airlines fleet has itself iPads instead of paper manuals and we hope to see other airlines make the switch too, for the greener good.