United Continental Holdings says it is converting to paperless flight decks and deploying 11,000 iPads to all United and Continental pilots. The electronic flight bags (EFB) replace paper flight manuals and provide pilots with paperless aeronautical navigational charts through an iPad app.

Distribution of iPads has begun, and all pilots will have them by year end.

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