Malaysia Airlines latest to arm cabin crew with iPads

Malaysia Airlines is letting its cabin crew loose with iPads for a six-month trial period following a deal with airline technology specialist SITA.

The carrier is using SITA’s CrewTablet Solution which enables on-board teams to access information including weather reports, frequent flier programs, seat layouts, connection information and safety manuals.

The airline has branded the technology MHcrew and it has been integrated with Malaysia’s operational systems.

CrewTablet was chosen because it includes supply and management of the devices, wireless connectivity and tailored mobile apps. It is also hoped use of the device will save money and improve in-flight processes.

British Airways extended tablet use to senior cabin crew on long and short-haul flights more than a year ago following a three-month trial. Other carriers, including Alaska Airlines have also equipped pilots with the devices.

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About the Writer :: Linda Fox

Linda Fox is managing editor for Tnooz. For the past decade years she has worked as a freelance journalist across a range of B2B titles including Travolution, ABTA Magazine, Travelmole and the Business Travel Magazine.

In this time she has also undertaken corporate projects for a number of high profile travel technology, travel management and research companies.

Prior to her freelance career she covered hotels and technology news for Travel Trade Gazette for seven years. Linda joined TTG from Caterer & Hotelkeeper where she worked on the features desk for more than five years.

 

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