The Economist explains: Why airlines’ computer systems crash so often

  • Airlines are constantly working on upgrading their systems, little by little.
  • Although Delta has been busy upgrading its systems this year, this is likely to remain a piecemeal process.
  • Airlines’ systems are so fragile because of their age and complexity.
  • Airlines are struggling to replace retiring experts who were trained to read the outdated computer languages in which they were written, for instance.
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@dgwbirch: “Why airlines’ computer systems crash so often <- don’t worry THE BLOCKCHAIN will fix this”


They rely on ageing agglomerations of computational gunk


The Economist explains: Why airlines’ computer systems crash so often