Delta Pilot Says Airline Stole Billion-Dollar Crew-Texting IP

By Lauren Berg (July 13, 2021, 7:02 PM EDT) -- A veteran Delta Air Lines pilot claims the company and its top brass stole his idea for a text-based crew communication system that would prevent flight delays and save the company tens of millions of dollars annually, according to a trade secrets suit filed Monday in Georgia state court.

The QrewLive communications app was Captain Craig Alexander's solution to the often spotty telephone and radio interactions between pilots, flight attendants, gate agents and other crew members that cost the airline hundreds of millions of dollars a year in flight delays and cancellations, according to the complaint.

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