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WILL FINE LASER VIOLATORS
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AIRLINES OK'S IPAD FOR COCKPIT
Alaska Airlines is now giving
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"We've been exploring the idea of an electronic flight bag for several
years, but never found a device we really liked," said Gary Beck, Alaska
Airlines' vice president of flight operations. "When the iPad hit the
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mid-June, all of the airline's pilots will have iPads. The airline is
also exploring using the iPad to replace paper aeronautical charts. The
airline said the iPad will eventually eliminate up to 50 pounds of paper
per cockpit, saving on fuel costs and reducing back and muscle injuries
to overloaded pilots. More...
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OF THE WEEK: ADVICE FOR CESSNA'S NEW CEO
Scott Ernest was
named Cessna's new
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outspoken Jack Pelton. What's your advice for
Plus: Last week, in the wake of data recovered
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Paul Bertorelli's been looking at the numbers from a
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