(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Pilots for top airline Delta will now be able to pack a bit lighter. On Monday, the company announced that it was equipping 11 thousand pilots with Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablets.
The devices will replace pilot flight kits that currently hold paper-based navigational charts and manuals.
“This intuitive device puts key information at our pilots’ fingertips right when they need it. By eliminating paper, we’ll reduce clutter and minimize time spent looking for flight information, allowing our pilots the opportunity to develop greater situational awareness in the air and on the ground,” stated Delta Senior VP of Flight Operations Captain Steve Dickson via a press release.
The idea of tablets replacing paper is nothing new. Two years ago, NFL teams began replacing their paper playbooks with Apple iPads.
The Surface 2 will arrive at retail locations on October 22nd.