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.
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?