United starts testing of iPads to replace flight manuals

11/1/2011 | Denver Post, The

United Airlines is testing iPads for use in the cockpit to replace paper flight manuals. "The time is right to do this with new technology," said Capt. Joe Burns, United Airlines' managing director of technology and flight test. The tablet devices weigh 1.5 pounds, while paper flight manuals and navigation charts can weigh up to 40 pounds.

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