Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad is good for business and health. According to Apple Insider, American Airlines will use the popular tablet to replace the 40-pound flight bags pilots carry. Those hefty bags are usually the common cause of back troubles in pilots.

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The vice president of American Airlines’ Operation Technology Patrick O’Keefe said, “We’ve reduced the single biggest source of pilot injuries: carrying those packs. And we are now able to save $1 million in fuel costs and stop printing all the page revisions.”

O’Keefe spoke at the TabTimes Tablet Strategy conference in New York. He mentioned that all 8,600 of his company’s pilots will get iPads by the end of the month.

Last year, AA started utilizing the iPad in all phases of flight. Interestingly enough, the airline is the only carrier in the world that has permission to let pilots carry tablets and the iPad is the only tablet that’s approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to be used an as electronic flight bag.

A flight bag weighs up to 40 pounds with over thousands of pages with charts and manuals. Another benefit to switching to digital is all the paper and printing that’s saved.

American Airlines distributed about 16,000 Samsung Galaxy Notes to the crew members and flight attendants who utilized the devices for work.

Technology has changed a lot of things and business is just one area many of the advancements have been made. And Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s products are some of the most useful gadgets in business today. Many companies prefer iPads to traditional desktops or laptop computers and it’s easy to see why these popular tablets are favored. The iPad is portable, reliable, and sturdy which means it’s a quality product. It’s important for businesses to invest in good products and the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad certainly exceeds expectations.