Delta Pilots Get Tablets

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Delta announced the company will be replacing reference manuals and maps for their pilots with Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablets.

    Delta’s getting on board with tablet technology.  The company announced that it will be replacing the reference manuals and maps used by their pilot’s with Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablets, allowing them real-time access to tools and resources.  It’s all part of an effort to ditch lengthy paper manuals and flight charts and will save the company about $13 million annually.  Delta will start making the switch later this year, first on Boeing 757s and 767s.  They plan to go 100% paperless by the end of 2014.