JetBlue Pilots to Receive M1 iPad Pro

The airline JetBlue has today announced that it will be equipping its pilots with the M1 iPad Pro.

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JetBlue was one of the first airlines in the United States to adopt digital documentation in the cockpit. The airline first received Federal Aviation Administration approval to give iPads to all pilots in 2013, which enabled pilots to use the iPad for operational tracking apps, hosting system maintenance checks, checking real-time weather patterns to avoid turbulence, accessing procedures and manuals, and more. In 2015, JetBlue became the first airline to accept Apple Pay in-flight.

Now, JetBlue will begin rolling out Apple's latest ‌iPad Pro‌ featuring the ‌M1‌ chip to all new pilots and will replace older models that are currently in use over time.

iPad Pro is the right fit for the cockpit, with its thin, light design and large, bright Liquid Retina display. The new iPad Pro features the industry-leading M1 chip, which offers next-level performance when pilots are running more than a dozen apps throughout the duration of the flight. iPad Pro's fast 5G capabilities delivers better performance and access to next-generation download and upload speeds.

The ‌iPad Pro‌ will provide "safety-critical functions" to crewmembers and will future-proof the company with powerful hardware for years to come.

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Top Rated Comments

hagar Avatar
40 months ago
If you think about this, it’s pretty weird companies announce this. Imagine they communicate which kind of vacuum cleaners they bought.

They just want to ride the Apple-is-cool-so-we-are-too train.

but good for them and their pilots :)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thenewperson Avatar
40 months ago
Haven't they heard they can't be used for work?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
40 months ago

Only during taxi. Siri tells them where to make turns.
"Hey Siri! Tell me where exit AA on runway 6L is"

diding

"Searching the web for... tell me where exists a eon runaway sixelis"
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
40 months ago

Those iPads will end up costing their airline as much as buying an airplane.
No, not even close.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Duane Martin Avatar
40 months ago

Those iPads will end up costing their airline as much as buying an airplane.
An Airbus 320 (JetBlue seems to have a number of these) is in the $100 million range and for simplicity let's say the iPad Pros are going to cost $1000. So an Airbus 320 is worth 100 000 iPad Pros, give or take. JetBlue has somewhere between 20-25k employees but less than 4000 are pilots. This program is unlikely to cost JetBlue as much as buying an airplane.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
40 months ago

That is very awesome.
What's awesome about it? A ton of airlines use tablets/iPads these days
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