Top model and actress Toni Garrn is investing in new business ideas from her hometown: the Hamburg-born star has become a cofounder of aviation startup jetlite. The company, based at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research, was the international pioneer for chronobiological lighting scenarios to reduce jetlag on long-haul flights, and is currently working on new products, targeting passengers directly. The professional frequent flyer Garrn is no stranger to the subject, and she will be able to contribute to the advancement of this work with her experience. A lighting algorithm developed by jetlite is already in use on board Lufthansa Airbus A350 aircraft. Before moving to ZAL, the Hamburg startup was part of the Airbus BizLab accelerator programme. jetlite is also an active member of the Hamburg Aviation network.
“We are totally thrilled to welcome a famous additional member to our team. Her commitment underlines the fact that reducing jetlag has come a long way from being a niche issue for the aviation industry. It is our declared aim to improve long-haul flying for all passengers, and we are convinced that with Toni Garrn as ambassador we can effectively put the case for this issue with the aviation industry and the general public,” says Dr Achim Leder, CEO of jetlite GmbH.
“Long-haul flights and the jetlag that comes with them have been part of my everyday life for many years. At jetlite, I want to contribute my experience to help make flying more enjoyable for all passengers, and I am looking forward to being able to do so as a member of a young company from my hometown of Hamburg,” says jetlite shareholder Toni Garrn.