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Premier VLJ Air-Taxi Operator First to Receive FAA approval for iPad in Cockpit

Posted by Abbi Hiller on Wed, Dec 21, 2011

Concord, Mass., Dec 20, 2011Linear Air, the premier jet-taxi service offering business jet service for less than first class, today announced approval by the Federal Aviation Administration to utilize advanced charting and operations technology afforded by the integration of Apple iPads into the company’s flight operations.

Linear Air is the first commercial air carrier in the FAA’s Eastern Region to receive such approval.

“Linear Air flies one of the most technologically advanced aircraft, the Eclipse 500, and has consistently demonstrated the ability to harness advanced technology to provide a safer, more efficient air travel experience to the public. In fact, Linear Air is the authorized training provider to the FAA for flight training in the Eclipse 500,” said Stephen K. Brown, Inspector with the FAA’s Boston Flight Standards District Office.

"iPads in the cockpit enable Linear Air to eliminate 50 pounds of paper, allow seamless updating and more efficient handling of operating and customer service issue," added William Herp, Linear Air’s President and CEO. “The safety and comfort of our customers is our number one concern, and integrating iPads into our operation gives us a real leg up – and saves a few trees in the process."

About Linear Air

Based in Concord, Massachusetts, Linear Air is a FAA-certified part 135 charter operator providing business jet service for less than first class using the revolutionary four- passenger Eclipse 500 business jet. Linear Air offers business and leisure travelers access to more than 750 cities in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and eastern Canada from bases in Boston, New York and Philadelphia, and to destinations throughout the Southwest and northern Mexico from bases in Southern California. Linear Air maintains a Gold safety rating from ARGUS International, Inc., the leading independent safety auditor in the aviation industry. Linear Air offers FAA-approved pilot training and maintenance for the Eclipse 500, and is the authorized Eclipse 500 training provider to the FAA. For more information, please visit call 1-877-2-LINEAR or email

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