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How Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Use Tablets in the Field

How much have you thought about technology when you’re on an airplane?

Even though I’m on the road almost 200 days a year, I still find it fascinating that a giant metal tube is transporting me from one place to the next — and that I can write a blog post and publish it, all while 30,000 feet up in the sky.

While at Samsung’s Aviation Symposium in New York City this year, I was able to talk with attendees about all of the technology that makes air travel a possibility — from the ground crew to the flight attendants and almost everything in between.

Aircraft maintenance is one topic I hadn’t considered in depth — until I sat down with Maurice White, senior manager of development services at Samsung.

“Aircraft maintenance is the process of maintaining, repairing and overhauling airplanes and their actual parts,” said White. “Currently, the aviation industry is retrofitting consumer devices to meet their mobile needs. They are literally buying off-the-shelf devices, purchasing advanced cases, placing these cases on devices and giving them to their maintenance employees. [But] grabbing a consumer device off-the-shelf isn’t going to truly give them all that they need. There’s a lot missing from that formula.”

One of Samsung’s solutions to fix this process is the Galaxy Tab Active2, a tablet designed to meet the rigorous needs of the aircraft and aviation industry. This tablet is strong from the inside out — and built to endure harsh conditions.

“Whether you’re in the heat of Phoenix or the cold of Alaska, the Tab Active2 is built from the ground up to withstand multiple environments,” said White.

Learn more about how the Galaxy Tab Active2 can help solve your toughest business challenges.

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Natalie Zfat is a social media entrepreneur and Forbes Contributor who has partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including Rolling Stone, Food Network, American Express and Levi’s. Curating original content and videos, Zfat gains millions of impressions for the brands she advocates for. When she's not engaging with her half a million followers, Zfat loves sharing her entrepreneurial thought leadership at conferences and universities, including Carnegie Mellon, NYU Stern School of Business, The Harvard Club of New York and Internet of Things World. Follow Natalie on Twitter: @NatalieZfat

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