Alaska Airlines Replaces Flight Manuals With iPads

First came the airlines schools and universities, and are now replacing iPads of considerable amounts of paper documents.

Last week, Alaska Airlines announced its intention to replace the manual paper pilots of flight 25 pounds iPads in mid-June. Alaska Airlines is the first major domestic carrier to do so. The initiative "to improve flight safety, improve efficiency and protect the environment," the company believes.

The pilots will receive preloaded with GoodReader iPads a PDF reader application containing all the necessary flight documents. The documents have been updated with color graphics and hyperlinks for ease of reference.

Gary Beck, vice president of Alaska Airlines flight operations, said the airline had been "exploring the idea of ​​an electronic travel bag for several years, but until the IPAD," had never found a device that really liked. "

Top Twitter Trends This Month: May

May began with a bang - the death of Osama bin Laden, May 1 - but then more or less like any other standard months, at least judging by what people are talking on Twitter.

Although football is football, it is perhaps a little sad that Justin Bieber bin Laden beat in the final. Or maybe that's good - it's hard to say. Even so the world could not beat the football / Bieber combined. Maybe if the Rapture really happened on May 21, had taken the month

#1 Soccer/Football 4 In post-season competition in May, the top football trend was #SurvivalSunday, which is related to the final day in the English Premier League. Fans of Club América, a popular soccer team in Mexico, were shocked when they were eliminated from the playoffs. Another big topic was the Champions League Final between Manchester United and Barcelona (won by the latter team).

#2 Justin Bieber 4 Justin Bieber fans caused 52 separate trends regarding the singer to hit Twitter’s Top 10 during the month of May. And that doesn’t include trends about his relationship with Selena Gomez (pro and con).

#3 Osama bin Laden 3 Al Qaeda commander Osama Bin Laden was killed by a small team of Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2. The raid and its consequences were avidly discussed for days.

#4 May 21st/The Rapture 3 Some Christian believers insisted the world would end on Saturday, May 21. It didn’t. But users took the opportunity to confess things they had done and shared playlists that they had or would like to have before the “rapture.”

#5 Lady Gaga 3 Lady Gaga fans caused a number of unusual trends to hit Twitter’s Top 10 including RTing “Lord Voldemort + Lady Gaga = Lord Gaga.” They also caused a number of songs on her album Born This Way to trend.

#6 Mother’s Day 3 Sunday May 8 marked Mothers Day in many countries around the world. People are tweeting their love and affections towards their mothers.

#7 NBA Playoffs 2 NBA playoffs continued throughout the month of May which culminate in the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks which begin May 31.

#8 Jonas Brothers 2 Jonas Brothers fans celebrated “Jonas Brothers Day” on May 7 (because of 7:05, a popular song by the group). They used the day to celebrate everything the band has done for us, through their actions, their love, through their music.

#9 Super Junior 2 Super Junior fans sent a lot of trends involving band members and certain singles into Twitter’s Top 10 Trends including Lee Hyuk Jae, also known as Eunhyuk, and “Bonamana”, Super Junior’s fourth studio album which was released a year ago this month.

#10 The Vampire Diaries 2 Fans of the TV show The Vampire Diaries were on the edge of their seats when it looked like the character played by @IanSomerhalder, the vampire Damon Salvatore, looked like he was going to die in the season 2 finale.

Twitter Follow Button

When you follow interesting accounts on Twitter, it’s easy to stay connected with what’s most meaningful to you. Today twitter launched the Follow Button, a new way to discover and instantly follow Twitter accounts directly from the websites you visit everyday.

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