22 year-old Aaron Hornlimann is the Melbourne based brains behind the SMS mobile phone service, which will give passengers the ability to receive their boarding passes on their mobile phones.
The SMS code will contain a small barcode that passengers will scan at the airport, rendering the entire boarding process paperless, and hopefully painless.
According to a Yahoo7 news report, Hornlimann is a self-taught IT entrepreneur. His company, Sissit Group, has entered into an agreement with domestic airline carrier Jetstar to be among the first in the world to trial the SMS boarding service.
From the end of this year, Jetstar passengers will be given the choice of SMS or email boarding passes. The report also states that half of Jetstar customers already use electronic check-ins.
The service will be trialed in Melbourne's Avalon airport this November with an Australian wide roll-out by year's end.
For now, the good news hasn't quite made its way over to Hornlimann's personal blog, which is starting to look a little threadbare. Although Hornlimann does have this to say about his hard work spent in front of the monitor: "Hey I'm Aaron Hornlimann and I spend most of my time in front of a PC, thank god it's my day job."
In 2004, PC Authority reported about a similar SMS booking system (called JetSMS), which was rejected by competing airline Virgin Blue.