So you thought Ipads weren't used in the Enterprise?

August 23, 2011

Boeing’s Jeppesen unit will deliver customer apps to 11,000 iPads deployed throughout United Continental via Apple’s B2B App Store. United Continental said it will deploy 11,000 Apple iPads to its pilots in an effort to create a “paperless flight deck.” In a statement, United Continental said that all pilots will get iPads. [caption id="attachment_5854" align="alignnone" width="500"]Pilots with Ipads Pilots with Ipads[/caption] These electronic flight bags will replace flight manuals and deliver aeronautical navigation charts via an app. All pilots will have iPads by the end of the year. The iPads feature the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app. Jeppesen is a unit of Boeing and has delivered flight plans, navigation and other data to pilots via paper. For United Continental, the move to paperless iPads will save 326,000 gallons of jet fuel each year. For airlines, every ounce of weight that’s cut from a flight translates into fuel savings. Source Apple are killing the competition with these devices. Microsoft have a steep climb ahead because once the enterprise comes to the conclusion that the Ipad is a superior WORK device, it will be EXTREMELY hard to dethrone it. Remember RIM’s Blackberry run?]]>

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Microsoft · Windows 8 Tablets

Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

All Comments

  • Feels like it’s time for Microsoft to give up. This battle is not fair…

    Rodney Jenkins August 23, 2011 11:57 am Reply
  • What if the battery runs out?

    Anonymous November 8, 2011 3:45 am Reply
  • I am a lead tech for a ‘major aerospace company’ in the Seattle area.  We are presently adopting tablets for technicians to use while testing and troubleshooting airplane systems.  We have not finished selection yet, whether IPad2 or Android or Windows tablets.  Whichever we choose, it will likely spread throughout the enterprise.  The company as a whole has also began the process of integrating these tablets for the office folks too, but I think it’s kind of unique that we will use them in a manufacturing environment for some very technical work that I seriously doubt has been done anywhere else on the same scale.  So they’re not just for YouTube anymore…

    Planetech January 12, 2012 8:13 pm Reply

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