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iPad glitch grounds a “few dozen” American Airlines flights

In a bid to go high-tech, as well as save on paper, American Airlines switched to Apple iPads for its pilots a couple of years back. But the thing with technology is a small glitch can bring down oper

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In a bid to go high-tech, as well as save on paper, American Airlines switched to Apple iPads for its pilots a couple of years back. But the thing with technology is a small glitch can bring down operations, and that is what happened earlier today. An iPad outage grounded a few dozen American Airlines flights and passengers were asked to exit.

While the real reason behind the outage is unknown, American Airlines did acknowledge the technical glitch. In a tweet, the airlines said, “Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software application on pilot iPads.” As per 9To5Mac, the pilot’s iPads went blank, and they had to return to the gate to connect to Wi-Fi. The issue is said to be related to an update that was pushed to the pilots’ iPads a few days back.

Back in 2013, American Airlines switched to iPads in the cockpit, which essentially replaced the paper documents that needed to be filled by pilots and copilots.

  • Published Date: April 29, 2015 12:25 PM IST