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Windows 8 flying high as Emirates to deploy 1000 tablets to crew

November 20, 2012

Just a couple of months back, you may have read here on Neowin about how American Airlines is working to eliminate the heavy paper manuals approximately 16kg worth that must be present in the cockpit of each of its aircraft, replacing them with the dramatically lighter 652g iPad, in what it calls the Electronic Flight Bag program. Similar initiatives are also under way at Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines, and American is also planning to equip its flight attendants with Samsung Galaxy Note tablets to boost efficiency and service in the passenger cabin. Emirates Airline – one of the worlds largest carriers – is also getting in on the tablet action, but its eschewing the all-too-familiar iPad in favour of slates running Windows 8 instead. Today, the airline announced that it plans to deploy a thousand devices to its cabin crew, running an in-house app called Knowledge Driven Inflight Service KIS that will help flight attendants to better provide the exceptional level of service to passengers that Emirates is famous for.

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