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It's a headline that must make Alec Baldwin smile. After a lengthy test review process by the FAA, American Airlines has been given the green light to let pilots use
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    Default FAA Finally Sanctions iPad Use for Pilots on All American Airlines Fights


    It's a headline that must make Alec Baldwin smile.

    After a lengthy test review process by the FAA, American Airlines has been given the green light to let pilots use iPads in "all phases of flight." As MMi reported earlier this year, American Airlines has been angling for some time to become the first major domestic airline to make the switch to completely electronic manuals.

    During the last twelve months, however, other carriers - from Alaska Airlines to Delta and, most recently, United Airlines - have also begun tinkering with iPads as tools in the cockpit. But none have received the big thumbs up from the FAA - at least not until now.

    "On Friday," one source familiar with the FAA ruling tells ZDNet, "American Airlines is the first airline in the world to be fully FAA approved" for Pilots to use iPads as electronic chart and digital flight manual readers.

    "The airline will begin iPad operations on B-777 aircraft," the source confirmed, adding that further implementation will subsequently roll out across all other fleets. "By using electronic charts and manuals, the safety and efficiency on the flight deck is significantly enhanced. Both the iPad I and the iPad II have been approved for use."

    Source: ZDNet

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    Before you write an article, learn how to spell check your title.

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    Brings a whole new meaning to texting and operating a vehicle

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    People fighting on airplanes over an iPad? How dumb. Smh.

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    So now I guess it's ok for Alec Baldwin too?

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    well, what else are they gonna do for a few hours once they activate the auto pilot :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrxthuan View Post
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    If you don't like his grammar then don't visit the website, there is no need to be rude whatsoever!

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    Great now pilots can play angry birds while the planes on auto pilot

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    Default Angry birds in Cockpits
    Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
    Great now pilots can play angry birds while the planes on auto pilot
    Oh we pilots have been doing that for a long time allready, along with tetris. Newspaperreading etc, etc. Its not much happening across the pacific or atlantic oceans at night. Its good to have something nteresting to do, and we are good at multitasking so.
    But Ipads are great electronic flight bags. And there are some really good apps for pilots, now I am only waiting to get my satelite based internet back on the planes I am flying

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    sweet

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