American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) has won a regulatory prohibition that prevented them from introducing tablets to replace paper manuals that are normally used in-flight. It’s believed that the introduction of the gadgets will save the airlines $1 million every financial year.
Many American airlines have pursued paperless attendance to passengers in a bid to cut down on weight, which subsequently results in reduced costs. The triumph comes slightly more than a year after cockpit became totally paperless.
American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) will replace the paperwork with the newly introduced 5.3-inch Samsung Tablet. This is said to bear the potential of saving the company about $650 million in fuel costs. The fact that the company won’t be using paper and won’t need printing of information, a lot of money will further be saved.
Aside from being used as a manual, the tablet is also used in providing instant updates about passengers. Information such as special meals, information, special services, and so on, can be easily updated using the tablet. American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) will as a result make its services faster and user friendlier.
“The tablet allows us to reduce our dependency on paper products and to share important safety information with our flight attendants more quickly,”
Hector Adler, vice president of flight service for American, said in a statement.
American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) flight attendants started using the tablets this September. This comes after FAA oversaw a six month text period to establish how effective the technology would be.
The choice of Samsung Tablet has however come as a surprise to many market observers who expected Apple Inc. to be the company to provide the gadgets. The triumph is a big win for both American Airlines and Samsung Electronics Co.
This article has been written by Victor Ochieng.