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March 19th, 2014
06:31 PM ET

Why don't planes have better tech and GPS systems?

(CNN) – There are complications and hefty costs to upgrading a plane's technology.

Though we live in an era when everyone is basically carrying tracking devices in their pockets, the airline industry still relies heavily on outdated tracking technology.

Journal of Transportation Security founder Andrew Thomas, author of "Soft Landing," breaks down the cost of upgrading the aviation industry's technology and GPS systems.

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