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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

British Airways to Equip Pilots With iPads

British Airways is rolling out iPads to all 3,600 of its pilots. The introduction of iPads in the cockpit is part of the airline’s $8.1 billion investment to give its cabin crew and ground staff iPads as well.

The pilots will use the iPads as electronic flight bags (EFBs) to access real-time operational and passenger data.

The carrier did not announce what iPad-based EFB its pilots would be using going forward.

“As pilots we want to deliver a safe and memorable experience for each and every British Airways customer, on every single flight,” said Stephen Riley, director of flight operations at British Airways. “The iPads will help us to achieve this goal by giving us the means to provide a more personalized service and share more timely flight information with our customers and colleagues.” 

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