American Airlines: Electronic flight bags to save 400 gallons of fuel per year

American Airlines has become the first U.S. carrier to switch to electronic flight bags. American has handed out 8,000 iPads to pilots to replace traditional 35-pound flight bags, which is estimated to save at least 400,000 gallons of fuel and $1.2 million in fuel costs a year. "Our focus on technological improvement throughout our operation has never been stronger as we continue to build the new American," said Patrick O’Keeffe, vice president of airline operations technology, in a statement.

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