The All Nippon Airways on August 29, 2012 said that it will equip all of its 2,500 flight crew with an iPad apart from the already equipped cabin crew. With the new move the ANA will be producing electronic versions of the flight manual.
The airline said that it will trial the iPad among 300 crew members for three months from September, 2012. The iPads will be rolled out for all flight and crew members from February 2013. The airline also said that the iPads will allow the flight crew to access weather and other flight related information. It will also enable the crew to choose the route and altitude with the least turbulence.