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Paperless Airline Highlights Digital Popularity


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Recently, Delta Airlines made the switch to paperless software, and now other corporations are following suit and reaping the rewards. This is a great example of how document management software can be used by nearly any business and personalized to work for anyone.

Paperless airplanes show trajectory of digital popularity

Paperless airplanes show trajectory of digital popularity

When any new technology comes to an industry, there's generally a time period in which many businesses adopt and leverage the tools quickly. In many cases, these new machines, platforms or programs end up being a flash in the pan, but every so often, something new comes along that ends up being revolutionary and beneficial for early adopters.

Employees would likely place electronic document management software on this list. After going digital, not many companies turn back. After all, this technology has allowed workers to compete tasks remotely, because all the materials they need are online anyway. Also, managers can eliminate any extra storage and printing costs that had to be met in the past, while enabling instant edits, signings and other tweaks made to documents. There are endless benefits of going paperless.

When tools like this spread like wildfire, the trend is usually restricted to one sector, or a small cluster that has similar interests. That's not the case with electronic workflow, however. Paperless software can be adopted by businesses in almost any realm, and many diverse entities have already made good use of these platforms, from medical offices to retailers.

One such sector that might not be assumed to benefit from digitization is the Airline industry. However, we've already heard that Delta recently made the switch to paperless systems, and now other corporations are following suit and reaping the rewards. This is a great example of how electronic document management software can be used by nearly any business and personalized to work for anyone.

FedEx clearing paper out
According to The Republic, flight kits on FedEx planes used to be made up of three bags weighing 125 pounds. They were so heavy because they contained about 14,000 pieces of paper - charts, maps and other instructions. However, that's all changing, the source reported, because this information is being hosted online and flight attendants and pilots only need to use a tablet to access important documents.

Vice President of Flight Operations James Bowman told the news provider that this should be the case in all FedEx cockpits within two years, and the only papers that need to be brought on-board are forms that have to be filled out by hand, flight plans and weather advisories.

Air Canada adopting tablets
Pilots on Air Canada flights are also using this tactic, TabTimes reported, and will be replacing 35 pound kits with much lighter tablets. The news source explained the airline is going digital because it will be able to save weight, which means less fuel consumption per flight, which adds up to significant cost savings in time.

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