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Delta pilots to utilize Surface 2 tablets

Microsoft may not have sold many first-generation Surface tablets, but that doesn’t mean the next-gen Surface 2 will easily be ignored. Delta has announced the Surface 2 will be given to 11,000 Delta pilots, essentially moving many of the paper documents pilots use on board to the 675 gram tablet (not the lightest tablet in the market but certainly lighter than a bunch of reference manuals). Delta says the move away from paper-based navigational charts and reference manuals will save the airline 1.2 million gallons of fuel annually, and, reduce clutter in the cockpit. The Surface 2 (Running on Windows RT 8.1), will also give the flight crew easy access to reference manuals, flight information, charts, and checklists. After testing on Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft models, Delta hopes to get approval from the FAA to use the Surface tablets during all phases of the flight next year. The tablets will be handed out to pilots by the end of the year, and Delta hopes to be paperless by the end of 2014.

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