Apple adds former Boeing exec to its board of directors


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James Bell is Apple's latest recruit for the board of directors.

Apple has announced a new board member in the form of James A. Bell, previously the chief financial officer and corporate president of The Boeing Company.

“James brings a wealth of global, financial and industrial experience from his successful career at Boeing as corporate president and CFO,” Tim Cook said in a statement. “I am thrilled to welcome him to Apple’s board of directors and I look forward to working with him.”

American Airlines Drops Flight Manuals For iPads



American Airlines has now ditched heavy flight manuals and become the first major commercial carrier to introduce iPads to all of its cockpits in a move that is expected to save more than $1 million in fuel costs every year.

The company first began piloting (get it?) the scheme back in April, when it used Apple’s device alongside traditional paper manuals, which typically weigh around 35 pounds. Now those manuals have been phased out completely in favor of digital versions.