A government report this month marked the rate of data outbreaks among airlines, which can stop passengers from checking in for airplanes, and even prevent aircraft from starting.
American Airlines canceled about 3,000 aircraft last June when a hardware disruption prevented one of its regional affiliates, PSA Airlines, from using crew programming.
Maya Leibman, senior vice president and chief executive, is responsible for the information technology systems of American, the world's largest airline.
Her greatest achievement was probably a steady integration of US and US Airways reservation systems after the merger ̵
American has increased IT investment after PSA breakdowns – although Leibman does not provide figures. She recently spoke to The Associated Press. Her response was edited for a long time.
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