The deployment, part of the airline’s £5 million ($8.1 million) investment to deploy iPads to cabin crew and ground staff, will see the pilots use the iPads to access real-time data like flight information as well as present and historic customer details.
TabTimes spoke to British Airways on the day of the announcement and while further details on the deployment were scarce, there was also the suggestion that the iPads will enable pilots to interact better with ground staff before coming into land.
This roll-out isn’t the first to come from British Airways, which has handed out over 2,000 iPad 2s to cabin crew and ground staff since beginning its [...]
These iPads will be used by cabin crew and concierge staff based at the Doha International Airport and at London Heathrow.
The tablets each feature a custom-built Qatar Airways app which presents an interactive seat map design, and highlights the presence of VIPs and Privilege Club members on the plane. It also helps to identify customers quickly, and can be used to alert other staff of a passenger’s special meal or service requirements.
Qatar Airways hopes to add new features to the iPads in the near future so that customers can enrol for the Privilege Club or purchase duty free items, all while up in the air.
Aviation has emerged as an eager industry [...]