Edward Iacobucci on Decentralized Air Travel
= on on-demand, per-seat jet travel service
"Joining Jon Udell on this episode of Interviews with Innovators is Edward Iacobucci, co-founder of DayJet. Widely known in IT circles as the co-founder of Citrix, he left in 2000 to pursue his interest in aviation. In 2002 he co-founded DayJet, a company whose mission is to deliver on-demand, per-seat jet travel service. The first incarnation of that service will debut soon, as a regional network in Florida. If all goes well, it will then expand to offer a nationwide service with connections to a subset of the thousands of underutilized (and uncongested) small airports around the country.
In this interview, Ed describes how he worked through a false start, realized that on-demand air travel would require a platform, decided that Eclipse Aviation's line of precision-engineered, mass-producable, and affordable jets would be the platform's equivalent to the personal computer, and then led the teams that conceived and created its network operating system and software service infrastructure." (http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail3278.html)