So for those who made fun of the Ipad and called it a toy with little enterprise use, this one’s for you.

Boeing’s Jeppesen unit will deliver customer apps to 11,000 iPads deployed throughout United Continental via Apple’s B2B App Store.

United Continental said it will deploy 11,000 Apple iPads to its pilots in an effort to create a “paperless flight deck.”

In a statement, United Continental said that all pilots will get iPads.

Pilots with Ipads

Pilots with Ipads

These electronic flight bags will replace flight manuals and deliver aeronautical navigation charts via an app. All pilots will have iPads by the end of the year.

The iPads feature the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app.

Jeppesen is a unit of Boeing and has delivered flight plans, navigation and other data to pilots via paper.

For United Continental, the move to paperless iPads will save 326,000 gallons of jet fuel each year. For airlines, every ounce of weight that’s cut from a flight translates into fuel savings.


Apple are killing the competition with these devices.

Microsoft have a steep climb ahead because once the enterprise comes to the conclusion that the Ipad is a superior WORK device, it will be EXTREMELY hard to dethrone it.

Remember RIM’s Blackberry run?

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Rodney Jenkins

    Feels like it’s time for Microsoft to give up. This battle is not fair…

  • Anonymous

    What if the battery runs out?

  • Planetech

    I am a lead tech for a ‘major aerospace company’ in the Seattle area.  We are presently adopting tablets for technicians to use while testing and troubleshooting airplane systems.  We have not finished selection yet, whether IPad2 or Android or Windows tablets.  Whichever we choose, it will likely spread throughout the enterprise.  The company as a whole has also began the process of integrating these tablets for the office folks too, but I think it’s kind of unique that we will use them in a manufacturing environment for some very technical work that I seriously doubt has been done anywhere else on the same scale.  So they’re not just for YouTube anymore…