A new report says that Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet is being used more and more by pilots of commercial aircraft to replace the standard flight manuals.
Recently both Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa announced their pilots would start using the Surface Pro 3 in their cockpits, with their own flight software installed.. In an article on AINOnline, the author notes that some Surface Pro 3 models used by pilots have the Jeppesen FliteDeck pro software pre-installed. A version of the same application is available on the iPad. The article states:
A spokesperson for Jeppesen says they "will continue to harmonize capabilities between iOS and Windows 8 and we will also introduce capabilities unique to the Windows platform, such as taking advantage of a USB interface." The article adds that Jeppesen may release a stand alone Windows version of its FlightDeck Pro software for use by corporate jet pilots.
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