Loaded by IFE Services Limited, Jet Asia Airways’ passenger iPads contain two categories of movies, including two recent Hollywood blockbuster titles and three Hollywood classics, as well as five video games and 10 music CDs.

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Costing $1.99 to buy, the ‘Onmaway’ app automatically lets other people know a user’s location over time, whether it be their spouse while the user is away for 20 minutes or the user’s social network for the length of a cross-country or international trip lasting months.

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According to British Airways, the iPads are enabling its flight attendants to have prior awareness of customer preferences and a greater understanding of each customer’s previous travel arrangements, allowing the cabin crew to offer a bespoke, personalized service.

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Passengers will access the new, free platform through their own mobile communications devices or laptops and the content for GOL’s IFE platform will be automatically updated on landing at nine major Brazilian airports. GOL says the IFE platform will be the first of its kind.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc. is converting to paperless flight decks by issuing 11,000 iPads to all United Airlines and Continental Airlines pilots for use as electronic flight bags, replacing paper flight manuals and aeronautical navigational charts.

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As part of an effort to use technology to enhance flight safety, improve efficiency and protect the environment, Alaska Airlines is issuing 1.5lb Apple iPad tablet computers to its pilots to replace up to 25lb of paper flight manuals that pilots are required to carry when they fly.

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Known as the iMapWeather Radio App, the system provides information on life-threatening weather – from tornadoes to floods to hurricanes – on a mobile device and offers features that the developer says go beyond traditional weather radio broadcasting services.

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Airport ground-transportation operator The GO Group has launched a new web-based application that allows travelers to book a GO airport shuttle from their iPhones.

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