Posted 08/15/2013 at 4:55 PM
Posted 3 years ago
An new iPad app has been developed to assist pilots in determining the weight of an aircraft.
Created by Jetstar and Zensar Technologies Australia, the app calculates aircraft weight and balance before take-off.
Jetload is now being used on Jetstar’s A320.
Jetstar chief pilot Mark Rindfleish said the launch of the app was an exciting step in the airline’s journey toward a paperless flight deck using tablet computing. “At Jetstar we’re always looking to harness new technology to improve the way we do things,” Captain Rindfleish said.
“Fuel is by far our largest expense so anything we can do to safely reduce fuel burn is great for customers as it helps us to offer the lowest fares,” Captain Rindfleish said.