U.K. charter airline Britannia Airways completed a $1.6-million contract with IBM to provide the 480 pilots in its fleet of Boeing 757-767 aircraft with notebook computers. IBM ThinkPad X24s will replace weighty paper manuals that are typically stowed on the flight deck. The electric manuals, airline announcements and safety notices will be automatically updated via wirelessconnectivity at London-Luton airport, home base for Britannia.

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