Something I just learned.
Apparently, Boeing 747s still use floppy disks to get software updates! Engineers have to update the software in the cockpit every few weeks, and the technology has never been upgraded.
You know what? It actually makes me feel a bit happier. I love old workhorse technology that still works. Can you imagine the problems if it was done wirelessly instead? “Sorry, your flight has been delayed as our wifi is down at the moment”, or “Sorry, your flight has been cancelled due to a virus”.
“There will be an 8 hour delay while we upgrade the cockpit software with the latest Apple download”….