It looks like the iPad is making its way into a lot of different workplaces where tablets were never really used. Today Airbus announced that it has become the first aircraft manufacturer to provide its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) performance-calculating apps for Pilots on the iPad. Airbus pilots will be able to download the app from the Apple App Store. The app will be an alternative to traditional PC operating system EFB devices and will let pilots compute performance calculations, and consult Airbus’ Flight Operations Manuals – all in one device.
With iPads in the cockpit, I guess pilots will be able to do stuff like play some Angry Birds to pass time on long haul flights when they have nothing to do behind the wheel. The EFB iPad app is now available and will standard for Airbus pilots to use from now on.