Written by Albert Hsieh on Tuesday November 12th 2013
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains at nearly 8,000 feet high, Aspen, Colorado offers year round cultural and natural beauty particularly during ski season. It’s no surprise a favorite spot for XOJET fliers to spend quality time with friends and family celebrating the holidays. However, what makes this destination a true jet-set kind of town isn’t the walk down Main Street or its slopes. In fact, it’s the memorable flying experience into the city, which many believe is half the…Read More
XOJET Chief Marketing Officer Shari Jones will announce this week at the National Business Aviation Association 2013 (NBAA) the addition of fleet wide text and talk services. Starting December 2013, XOJET’s world-class fleet of Cessna Citation X’s and Bombardier Challenger 300’s will once again revolutionize the industry by offering the most in-flight connectivity, soon to include text and talk services from any mobile device—and any number. The expanding suite of onboard services will transform the XOJET core experience into a true mobile office. The new service will be powered by…Read More
It’s not every day an XOJET plane makes it into an action-packed, blockbuster film. But when it does, ever wonder what it takes? Catch our plane in exciting scenes of the upcoming release of “Runner Runner,” the result of nearly 5 weeks of planning, support from 30 aviation experts, and a $21+ Million Dollar XOJET Bombardier Challenger 300. Read on as we take you into our own behind the scenes:
Conversations kicked off between XOJET and 20th Century Fox a month before the big shoot. To make it all happen, industry…Read More
Written by Albert Hsieh on Tuesday October 1st 2013
XOJET Concierge Access partner Virgin Galactic continues to make great progress towards space adventure. Last Wednesday September 25, the company invited over 300 future astronauts for a private tour of FAITH hangar in Mojave, California, the final assembly location for WhiteKnightTwo.
In true Virgin fashion, a cocktail party took place the evening prior in Beverly Hills awaiting future astronauts to arrive from around the world in time to attend the early-morning tour. The following morning, a caravan of busses shuttled…Read More
From The CEO Show to The Hollywood Reporter to MSNBC, private aviation is a hot topic. And it’s not surprising that the jet stream is entering mainstream dialogue considering that this is, in the words of XOJET CEO Bradley Stewart, “A golden age in private aviation.” Today, the fact that there are more planes, more competition and more business models to choose from than ever before has made this a flier’s market. What’s more, now that private aviation companies are differentiating themselves through a variety of service-led offerings, flying privately…Read More
When radio host Robert Reiss invited Bradley Stewart to be his guest for the 300th episode of “The CEO Show”, Stewart, in turn, invited Reiss to conduct their interview on an XOJET Challenger 300 to commemorate the milestone. Dedicated to discussing “exceptional customer service and innovative models”, “The CEO Show” is now broadcast in 40+ markets, boasts 600,000+ weekly listeners, and has expanded into both a print and television version. Credit that success to the fact that Reiss’ interviews are consistently personable, insightful, and provocative, and his conversation with Brad…Read More
Ever wondered what a Citation X takeoff looks like? Check out this video of an XOJET takeoff from Braedon Lash at McClellan–Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA.Read More
In honor of the 2013 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog has been running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. We recently spoke with Nora Jacobsen, who stopped by XOJET’s booth at the 2012 conference and ended up joining us in July 2012—a month after retiring from a 20-year career as a U.S. Navy pilot. She’s now a co-pilot on the XOJET Challenger 300 super-mid-size jet.
XOJET Blog: Talk about your role at XOJET and what your responsibilities are.
Nora: I’m a co-pilot…Read More
As is the case with most innovations, it was the desire to make life easier that inspired former XOJET captain Joe Dickinson to create one of the most comprehensive aviation iPad/iPhone applications on the market: the Aviation Pilot Duty & Performance Calculator.
Commercial pilots must follow strict guidelines for determining—down to the minute—whether reached the on-duty flight time allowed by FAA regulations.
“We fly a lot and we often have 14-hour work days,” said Dickinson. “It can feel hard to muster the brainpower to do calculations when you’re hungry and tired.”
What makes…Read More
Aviation was a theme in Brad Stewart’s life even before he was born: His parents met on a charter jet flight—he was a professional hockey player, she was a flight attendant. When Stewart’s father retired from hockey, the family settled first in Cleveland—where Stewart was born on the U.S. bicentennial, July 4, 1976—and then in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where Stewart grew up. He took his first flying lessons at the age of 19 and has been an aviation enthusiast ever since.
Stewart pursued a successful career in management consulting and private…Read More