We’ve known for some time about American Airlines’ plans to use iPads as electronic flightbags, but all the previous articles I’ve seen have been third party reports. Today I spotted a TUAW post that linked a video where an American Airlines pilot who’s been involved in the program talks about how the iPad is being used in the cockpit.
And he’s full of enthusiasm about the iPad replacing 30 to 40 pounds of traditional printed manuals. He calls it fantastic and also says this about the program:
This is huge, it’s a big step up for us.
It’s a shame nobody told this guy that the iPad is just for watching movies and playing games. Check out the video to see how excited American is about the iPads getting into the cockpit: