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Microsoft Surface 2 tablets to be used by 11,000 Delta Air Lines pilots

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Here's a story regarding Delta Airlines using the new Surface 2 for their Pilots,

A couple days ago, we mentioned that the Microsoft Surface 2 had beaten out the iPad and Nokia tablet to be used by Delta Air Lines pilots in the cockpit. Delta and Microsoft have come back and offered some more details on exactly how many Surface 2 tablets will be purchased under the deal. Delta says it plans to equip 11,000 pilots with Surface 2 tablets.

Delta says that initially the tablets will be used as an electronic flight bag to replace paper-based flight kits featuring navigational charts and aircraft operating and reference manuals. Delta plans to initially rollout the Surface 2 tablets to pilots flying the Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft.

Delta expects all of its cockpits to be paperless by the end of 2014. The Surface 2 tablet Delta chose runs the Windows RT 8.1 platform and promises to offer pilots essential tools in the most up-to-date flight resources available. Among the digital flight resources will be navigational charts, reference documents, and checklists.
Continue Reading @: Delta to equip 11,000 pilots with Microsoft Surface 2 tablet devices - Sep 30, 2013
 
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