The sharing economy has made its way into most facets of everyday people's lives. Today, it's not uncommon to rent out your car for cab rides or a spare room for hotel stays. A TechTown-based startup now wants to take that concept airborne.
brings sharing economy to aircraft and flying, helping people with private planes rent out empty seats to fliers. Those seats can range from single-engine Cessnas to private jets.
"I always loved aviation and always wanted something to do with it," says Joe Tuchman, co-founder & CEO of AiirShare.
Tuchman participated in TechTown’s
DTX Launch program last summer. He said it gave him a lot of basic tools to get his startup off the ground, such as identifying customers and networking with other resources.
"That was a huge help," Tuchman says.
AiirShar's team of two people currently is working with a few dozens pilots flying out of Michigan. The flights go to nearby places, such as Indiana and Chicago. Tuchman hopes to reach further over the next year.
"I want to completely saturate Michigan with flights to Chicago and Indiana," Tuchman says.
Source: Joe Tuchman, co-founder & CEO of AiirShare
Writer: Jon Zemke
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