28 August 2012, Tokyo – Japan’s largest airline group, ANA will equip its approximately 2,500 flight crew with an iPad, in addition to the already equipped Cabin crew from February 2013. ANA will produce electronic versions of the flight manual and will trial the iPad amongst 300 crew members for three months from next month.
This is part of ANA’s corporate strategy for FY2012-13 to support corporate structural reform to drive high-quality operations and cost efficiencies.
The iPad comes with three key benefits:
1. Support high quality operations – provide access to weather and flight-related information anywhere allowing the flight crew to choose the route and altitude with the least turbulence and to help ensure on-time operations.
2. Conserve fuel – providing constant access to the latest passenger reservation information and cargo volume information.
3. Improve internal procedures – with paperless manuals, printing costs are reduced and distribution and updating manuals are streamlined. Voice and video-based training and educational materials will also be deployed.