A number of American Airlines planes have been grounded in the US following an unspecified problem with an iPad app that provides mapping and flight planning information to pilots – understood to be the Jeppesen mobile terminal chart application – that caused the planes to return to their gates to access a Wi-Fi connection in order to fix the issue.
Jeppesen is a division of Boeing Digital Aviation.
“American Airlines said in a statement a few dozen planes were affected,” Allie Coyne reports for iTnews. “It said it was working to remediate the problem.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Note to American Airlines: Make sure your systems are updated and tested prior to takeoff lest you unleash an unholy storm of typically piss-poor mainstream media headlines and reports (based, of course, on random Tweets from ignoramus passengers) that incorrectly and unfairly blame the wrong company because you’re bunch of incompetent fscktards.
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Apple iPad reduces single biggest source of pilot injuries, saves fuel at American Airlines – May 1, 2013
FAA authorizes use of Jeppesen app on iPad to replace paper aeronautical charts – February 16, 2011