SoftBank announced they will provide 6,000 iPad tablets and services for All Nippon Airways personnel starting in Oct: http://bit.ly/qCjdbE
The Softbank telecom announces today it will supply 6,000 iPad of Apple to the ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD. (following, ANA) group.
In ANA, as an embodiment measure of “a challenge to globalization” currently lifted by the group management strategy in the 2011 to 2012 fiscal year, and “realization of the improvement in operating efficiency”,Aiming at realization of the further improved quality inside the plane and a flight attendant’s productivity drive, iPad is distributed to all the group flight attendants for the first time in the world, and reform of the administrative task by the electronization of a crewing manual, the introduction of self-study form which utilized iPad, etc. pursue reform of education-and-training business.
By this iPad introduction, since reference of the newest manual electronized by replacing the conventional paper manual and carrying iPad is attained always anywhere, the flight attendant can realize “safe and safer” service.
Moreover, conventionally, the education and training which was being performed in training form is changed to the self-study form of having utilized iPad, and shortening of a training period is realized by a flight attendant enabling it to study by himselves.Furthermore, by creating the crewing manual which utilized the sound and the animation, and the educational teaching materials which can share a flight attendant’s operating know-how, early-stage-izing of operating mastery and the improvement in skill in a flight attendant are supported, and more high-level reception is aimed at.
With delivery of iPad, the Softbank telecom put an image, a sound, etc. on a crewing manual,The Cloud service “White Cloud mall smart catalog” which is created as multimedia contents and can be distributed for iPad(s),”Softbank telecom business device management” which manages required security countermeasures across the board for every terminal, and promotes the safety and increase in efficiency of business is offered.Furthermore, Wi-Fi environment is built in each airport in Haneda, Narita, Itami, and Fukuoka, and it is total and supports increase in business efficiency of ANA so that the newest crewing manual can download through a network at any time.
ANA evaluated highly reservation of the innovative multi-touch user interface which iPad has, a beautiful design, the battery in which prolonged use is possible, or high security, and resulted in this introduction.All the flight attendants are going to start the employment trial by some flight attendants (about 700 persons) from October, 2011 as a future introduction schedule, and to carry iPad from April, 2012.