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.