Instead, American said today that it’s now the first major commercial airline to fully utilize tablets in all cockpits during all phases of flight.
Testing was completed April on American’s Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft and the company secured FAA approval to use the Apple iPad on all of its current fleet types – Boeing 777, 767, 757, 737 and MD-80.
Patrick O’Keeffe, VP of Airline Operations Technology at American discussed how the airline was using iPads and other tablets during his keynote at the Tablet Strategy conference in April.
In today’s announcement, David Campbell, American’s VP of Safety and Operations [...]
The primary reason marketers need to consider a specific tablet strategy is that smartphones are far more mobile, can’t-leave-home-without-it, devices. Tablets? Actually, almost the reverse; they’re far more commonly used in the home by consumers.
“Tablet marketing enables marketers to engage with influential customers who spend less time on PCs and print media,” says Forrester analyst Thomas Husson, who recently blogged about research he did over the past few months on the topic. “People use tablets differently from smartphones, requiring marketers to adapt their approach.”
Husson says marketers will see better payback if they [...]
With the popularity of mobile devices, IT is scrambling to make them more useful by developing job-related apps specific to company needs. That’s all well and good, but Katz, who heads the mobility engineering group at Sanofi-Aventis, said too often he sees development that leaves user needs out of the equation.
“App development is like trying to get a horse out of the mud. A lot of times developers take the same approach they do for the desktop and you end up with what I call a crapplication,” Katz said at the Tablet Strategy conference earlier this week.
“If you build a crapplication they will run,” joked Katz, noting users will either [...]
It’s very hard to be both, that’s why Jobs and Cook worked well as a team when the latter was focused strictly on operations.
So what to make of BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins who appears to have done a decent job of righting the sinking BlackBerry ship, but has a curious take on the future of mobility.
If you missed it, Heins predicted earlier this week that the market for tablets is headed for a fall:
“In five years, I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins said at a conference covered by Bloomberg. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are [...]
American’s well-publicized replacement of bulky kit bags that include flight manuals for pilots using iPads will become available to all of the airline’s 8,600 pilots by the end of May.
The iPad replaces 40 pound kit bags with over 3,000 pages that include terminal charts and flight manuals that can now be updated digitally. It’s little surprise then that the change is being welcomed on all sides.
“We’ve reduced the single biggest source of pilot injuries, carrying those packs,” said Patrick O’Keeffe, VP of Airline Operations Technology at American during his Tablet Strategy keynote. “And we are now able to save $1 [...]
American Airlines was one of the first carriers to adopt tablets to save money and improve customer interactions. The airline gives iPads to its pilots to replace the 35-pound printed flight manuals. Flight attendants are issued Galaxy Note phablets to allow them to access customer records and assist passengers with weather information or in case of a flight delay. Even passengers on some premium-class flights are issued tablets as their personal entertainment device.
Patrick O’Keeffe, vice president of airline operations technology at American Airlines will hold the opening keynote at the next TabTimes TABLET STRATEGY conference. His role is to develop and implement [...]