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Emirates hands out HP Windows 8 tablets to flight crews, aims for first-class cabin tech (video)

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You know your tablet platform has made it when you've scored a supply deal with an airline, whether it's for the passengers or the staff. Microsoft undoubtedly feels that kind of validation now that Emirates has decided to give Windows 8 PCs a try. The air carrier will eventually...
Emirates hands out HP Windows 8 tablets to flight crews, aims for first-class cabin tech (video)

Air Force Grounds Plan for Cockpit iPads

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So much for the U.S. Air Force’s big iPad buy. The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) on Wednesday canceled without explanation a plan to buy nearly 3,000 iPad 2s to be used as electronic flight bags. Announced in January, the initiative would have seen AFSOC purchase 2,861 iPad 2s...
Air Force Grounds Plan for Cockpit iPads
British Airways gets snoopy on its passengers

USAF Command Signs Big iPad 2 Deal, Fails to Check eBay First

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The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command may have cancelled its big iPad buy, but plans for an even larger purchase by the branch’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) continue to move forward. The division on Friday announced the award of a $9 million contract that could see it purchase as...
USAF Command Signs Big iPad 2 Deal, Fails to Check eBay First

Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Planes?

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Was Alec Baldwin right? When the actor tussled with American Airlines personnel last December over his desire to continue playing a game on his phone during takeoff, he was evicted from the flight. Defying airline safety rules is not a good idea, but was Baldwin perhaps correct not to take...
Do Our Gadgets Really Threaten Planes?

FAA to Study Policies on Portable Electronic Devices

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The Federal Aviation Administration unveiled plans to study current policies and procedures regarding the in-flight use of portable electronic devices to determine if air carriers can allow for their more widespread use. The move comes amid mounting pressure to relax and codify restrictions at a time when flight crews are...
FAA to Study Policies on Portable Electronic Devices

Look who’s switching to iPhones and iPads

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Pilots, weatherpeople and roustabouts  As if to underscore Apple (AAPL) CFO Peter Oppenheimer’s claim that “nearly all” Fortune 500 companies “approve and support” iPhones on their networks, three major purchase orders came to light this week: Halliburton announced that over the next year the oil services company will be “transitioning”...
Look who’s switching to iPhones and iPads
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