Atlanta-based Delta Airlines faces charges of theft by its own pilot.
Craig Alexander, captain pilot of Delta Airlines, filed a lawsuit for damages on the grounds that the communication application he said he developed by spending 100 thousand dollars was used without permission by his company.
Developed and presented the application to the company
Pilot Alexander developed the “Qrewlive” application, which provides communication between the crew, after the lack of communication in the disrupted flights cost the company around 150 million dollars.
After interrupted flights, the crew gave the app to the airline as a means of communication. Allegedly, the company turned down Captain Alexander, but started using a very similar app later.
filed a $1 billion lawsuit
Angry at the situation, the pilot Alexander filed a $1 billion lawsuit in Georgia state court against his company, where he worked for 11 years, for trade secret theft.
Delta has denied the allegations.
Delta Airlines claimed that the application they used did not belong to the pilot.
Delta spokesperson Morgan Durrant denied the allegations, saying, “While we take the allegations made in Mr. Alexander’s complaint seriously, they are not an accurate or fair explanation of Delta’s development of its internal crew messaging platform.”