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Qantas pilots get a new right-hand man: Boeing’s flight performance app on iPad

Excerpt from PadGadget

Sep 12, 2012 12:09 am

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Qantas loves the iPad: It’s placing an iPad in the hand every passenger, flight attendant, and pilot, who will use the new Boeing app to double check aircraft settings and flight progression.

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Australian-based airline Quantas makes the captain’s job a little bit easier with the recently announced that it will implement the Boeing Onboard Performance Tool (OPT) for iPad.

This new application gives pilots the ideal speeds and engine settings for any aircraft, in any weather, on any runway, making it possible for better efficiency, range and payload on each flight. Quantas plans to roll out the OPT for iPad on 130 of its Boeing airplanes in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Quantas has previously made headline news for its embracing of the iPad.  In July, the company announced the success of a trial program that would put an iPad in the hands of every passenger.

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