The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 could very well soar to even greater heights soon – literally speaking, especially after this productivity tablet has received certification for Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) usage by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
In other words, EFB would see away the heavy and bulky paper documentation that airline pilots are required to bring along with them on each flight, as all of these documentation will feature the likes of flight navigational charts, aircraft technical reference materials, and other important information which could be called upon in the event of an emergency. The paper form could see EFBs tip the scales at approximately 15kg, which is why gaining EFB certification is boon – pilots can stash all of that paper in the digital format, but hopefully they will not use the Surface Pro 3 to indulge in games and let the plane drop by 5,000 feet in mid-flight! Now that would definitely be a disaster if things were to end up in a crash.
What do you think of the Surface Pro 3’s suitability for use in an aircraft cockpit? Do you think that other makes too, would be able to cut the mustard other than those models that have already been approved/certified? [Press Release]