iPad App Glitch Delays Several Dozen AA Flights

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    This is what American Airlines did not want happening when they replaced the bulky pilot manuals on their flights – an app problem that caused the delay of dozens of their flights. iPad App Glitch Delays Several Dozen AA Flights Last night, iPads used by the pilots (for manuals, maps, charts, etc – not for operating the aircraft) all suffered from an app disruption that delayed several dozen flights. The app which was the supposed culprit was the Jeppesen Mobile Terminal Chart. The AA software for the pilots was made by Jeppesen. The move from the flight kit, which weighed 35lbs, to the electronic flight kit was rolled out by American Airlines just about two years ago. This move from paper to digital was estimated to save American $1.2 million per year in fuel costs. That is a substantial savings but I wonder how much of it may be negated by delays such as this or any other software related delays in the future. In reality, it most likely isn’t really the fact... The post iPad App Glitch Delays Several Dozen AA Flights appeared first on Running with Miles.

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