American Airlines Saves $1M Per Year Using iPads

Apple iPad

American Airlines is now using Apple’s iPad in all its flights, the tablet replacing millions of pages and pounds of documents pilots previously had to carry into the cockpit. In a Monday announcement, the airline said switching to the tablet will save the company more than $1 million in fuel costs every year.

The interesting thing about this move, is that it's likely just taking a PDF version and putting it on the iPad itself. It's unlikely they built an app for it, meaning it really was as simple as buying iPads and likely a MDM. Check it out here.

Ken Yarmosh is the Founder & CEO of Savvy Apps. He's the creator of more than 20 featured apps, including an Editor's Choice selection and Starbucks Pick of the Week. An O'Reilly author, Ken regularly speaks about application design & development, as well as the future of technology at outlets ranging from Bloomberg TV to Google.

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