Delta picks Microsoft for pilot tablets PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 30 September 2013 13:39

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it will buy 11,000 Microsoft Surface 2 tablets for its pilots, to replace the heavy bundles of books and maps they haul around now.

Other airlines have been buying Apple's iPad for that purpose.

Delta says the Surface tablets will save $13 million per year in fuel and other costs. Right now, each pilot carries a 38-pound flight bag with manuals and maps.

Delta is testing the tablets on its Boeing 757s and 767s, which are flown by the same group of pilots. Delta is hoping for Federal Aviation Administration approval next year to use them throughout the flight, and it hopes to have approval for all of its other planes by the end of next year.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Front Page Stories

Body of BGSU student found
07/23/2014 | Sentinel-Tribune Staff
article thumbnail

A missing poster for Cory Barron, is posted on a light pole along West 6th Street in Cle [ ... ]


Chinese lanterns may have ignited fire
07/23/2014 | PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

File photo. A firefighter is seen near a fire engulfing a pallet yard on West Broadway S [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles