Outdated technology leaves air travel at risk of meltdown

Increasingly interconnected of the system means that when things go wrong, they can do so in ever more disastrous ways

Jan 16, 2023

Over the years - and in the face of exploding demand for air travel - bureaucratic snafus and deferred maintenance have contributed to an increasingly brittle system, even as it grows ever more sophisticated with far more points of failure than many consumers may realize.

Key takeaways

  • Airlines and the US government are still reliant on technology that could be years or even decades old;
  • The vulnerabilities are magnified due to the tremendous number of companies involved in the ecosystem;
  • Beneath the surface-level symptoms of the aviation sector’s IT problems are deeper, messier and more human challenges.

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