COTS in the cockpit

Aug. 26, 2011
Apple’s iPad and iPhone have been making inroads at aerospace and defense organizations for years. End users, such as commercial pilots, are thrilled to replace a wealth of printed, paper documents with a sleek iPad; yet, concern over responsiveness, availability, reliability, and security is driving aerospace and defense industry firms to advocate the use of rugged, combat-proven safe, secure, and reliable operating systems and devices.