The U.S. Air Force expects to save more the five million dollars per year as a result of deploying 18,000 Apple iPads in the field.
When the iPads replace heavy, paper-bound flight manuals, a spokesman for the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command said, a savings of well over $50 million on printing costs and fuel is the result.
“We’re saving about 90 pounds of paper per aircraft and limiting the need for each crew member to carry a 30 to 40 pound paper file,” Major Brian Moritz, manager of AMC’s electronic flight bag program, when speaking to The Street.
In a C-5 with ten crew members the weight savings can be up to 490 pounds.
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