Alaska Airlines Now Using iPad Flight Manuals
ALASKA Airlines just started switching from paper flight charts, maps, directions to electronic copies. Alaska Airlines is now the first commercial airline to do this. However, there are some small kinks to be worked out. These iPads are stocked with the GoodReader application, 41 other PDF documents, along with several other useful materials. According to the commercial airline company, this change to iPads will save approximately 2.4 Million pieces of paper. It will also save injuries from the pilots having to lift bags that contain so much paper it weighs anywhere from 25-50 pounds.