by Joe White
September 24, 2013
Boeing is set to make it easier for mechanics to perform airplane maintenance through launching a number of dedicated iPad applications. The new apps, which will be demonstrated next week in Europe, provide mechanics with information on a range of Boeing's airplanes. The news comes from CNET, which explains that "maintenance technicians will be able to use the apps for instant access to airplane manuals, part numbers and inventory, maintenance history, and more." The website continues:
The company said that will help the airlines resolve mechanical issues faster, leading to reduced flight delays and lower costs. It plans on demonstrating the apps at an aviation industry event in London this week.As a reminder, Apple's iOS has proven popular with airlines across the world. Not only does the iPhone's Passbook allow airlines to send boarding passes to the smartphone app, but iPads have also found their way into pilots' cockpits, and have replaced paper manuals. Boeing apparently created the apps with "the cooperation of several airlines for more than a year, seeking an ideal user interface and maximum ease of use for technicians." We'll keep you updated with further information on the applications as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Opera Updates Coast Web Browser For iPad With iOS 7 Optimizations And More , Pandemic: The Board Game To Launch For iPad On Oct. 3, and Real Players, Real Teams, Real Leagues: FIFA 14 By EA Sports Now Available On iOS.