23333716 story United Pilots To Use iPads For Navigation 253 Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @02:27PM from the mid-air-update dept. bonch writes "Pilots of United and Continental will ditch flight manuals and charts in favor of 11,000 iPads containing the same data in app form. Replacing 38 pounds of paper materials, the iPads will run an app called Mobile FliteDeck from Jeppesen, a provider of software navigation tools. Alaska Airlines adopted iPads back in May. United estimates a savings of 326,000 gallons of fuel a year due to the lighter load."