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Qantas to put iPads in the cockpit

By David Flynn     Filed under: qantas, iPad, Airbus

Qantas is putting iPads at the most pointy end of the plane, in the form of an ‘Electronic Flight Bag’ (EFB) app set for the Red Roo's Airbus fleet.

Airbus confirms that Qantas is one of the launch customers for its ‘FlySmart with Airbus’ cockpit app

"Qantas pilots took part in testing the Airbus applications and worked with Airbus engineers to help define the best iPad EFB applications for the pilot community" Airbus said in a statement.

The Airbus EFB app contains all their Airbus operational manuals and allows pilots to compute aircraft performance calculations.

Captain David Oliver, Qantas’ Head of Flight Technical, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Airbus on this innovative new EFB application, which will form part of the broader roll-out of iPads to all Qantas pilots over the coming months."



About David Flynn

David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


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1 on 30/11/12 by kenner

Does Boeing have something similar for their Pilots?


2 on 1/12/12 by hsimo

All 737 crew have been equipt with EFB's as of last month.

3 on 3/12/12 by ezihose

They should have saved the money and leased some planes from Singapore or Emirates.


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