The Street is reporting that the US Air Force is to save more than $50 million by deploying iPads.

The savings will mainly come by cutting down on paper costs and traditional flight bags. Major Brian Moritz, EFB program manager, in a phone interview to The Street said:

“By removing all that paper, AMC will capture about $750,000 in fuel savings [annually] just based off the decreased weight,” said Moritz.

A total of 16,000 iPads are already in use by AMC aircrew, with the contract’s remaining 2,000 iPads deployed across other Air Force units.

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