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Aviation Apps 2016: EFB Apps Gaining Features and Functions

Nearly six years ago, in April 2010, Apple began delivering the iPad, and since then pilots have adopted mobile devices seemingly faster than any other new technology introduced in aviation. While many pilots were first exposed to this kind of technology with purpose-built electronic flight bags (EFBs), the iPad and then Android tablets introduced much more powerful, less costly and easier-to-upgrade devices that quickly made dedicated EFBs almost obsolete (although they are still used in many large aircraft).

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