New company solves rental checkout dilemma

A report by Matt Thurber at AIN Online features a new company, OpenAirplane, which hopes to develop a standardized checkout for rental aircraft. Owners Rod Rakic and Adam Fast hope this will encourage more people to fly. The report quotes some interesting figures from a company survey: 96% of respondents said they would fly more at locations away from their home airport if the checkout process were simpler; and more than 50% said they don’t rent away from home because of complicated checkout requirements.