Monday, April 8, 2013

KLM pilots and pursers on the iPad - Haarlem Dagblad

Heavy suitcase superfluous

HEATHROW – KLM purchased this year still iPads for 5100 pilots and pursers. This disappearance of the heavy suitcases of pilots and cabin crew has more and more timely information about the passengers.

end of 2011 pilots have fifty and fifty pursers (senior cabin crew) iPad already tested. The staff was enthusiastic: the iPads are lighter, handier and quicker to consult. But a decision on the purchase was postponed last year.

But now the airline is financially and technically ready for the iPad revolution, let Kreiken Boet, director of KLM Cityhopper know. In the cockpit, the Ipad maps, flight information, information about airports, logs and such replaced. Now drag a pilot a twenty-pound suitcase. Many of these papers are regularly replaced, so the iPad is also a huge paper savings.

Pursers go the iPad also use logs, but also the actual passenger list containing, as dietary needs of passengers and traveled all flights. ,, In 2014, when it runs as we want, we’ll add more apps. Then we get more interaction with the cockpit and passenger”, light Kreiken a corner of the veil.

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