Archive for March, 2012

Build Your Own (Paper) Private Jet

March 28, 2012  |  Aviation

On February 26, 2012, John Collins shattered a Guinness World Record when former UC Berkeley and NFL quarterback Joe Ayoob threw a Collins-designed paper airplane 226 feet and 10 inches–further than any other paper airplane had ever flown. XOJET was there to sponsor and capture the event.

Now, John shows you how to build your very own XOJET extreme distance flyer in this short video. He’s even included the designs so that you have the complete XOJET jet aircraft markings.

Just print these two PDF files on the front and back of…

Q&A with Joseph Mann, Developer of the Electronic Flight Bag

March 23, 2012  |  Safety

XOJET Blog: Joseph, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Joseph: I’m the Manager of Flight Technology at XOJET. I’m based in Sacramento at our Flight Ops center at McClellan Airfield. I’m one of the many behind-the-scenes team members who make our flights safer and our crews more efficient with some cool technology.

XOJET Blog: How did the Electronic Flight Bags come about?

Joseph: I started my career with XOJET four years ago in a traditional information technology (IT) role. After working with Dave Cox (our COO) for…

Q&A with Cheri Koppenal, XOJET Director of Charter Operations

March 16, 2012  |  XOJET

In honor of the 2012 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Cheri Koppenal, XOJET’s Director of Charter Operations.

XOJET Blog: Cheri, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Cheri: I’m the Director of Charter Operations at XOJET, and I’ve been with the company for almost two years. I manage the private jet charter sales team at XOJET. We work to advise…

XOJET Elite Access, the answer to fractional jet ownership

March 15, 2012  |  XOJET Flight Programs

By Chuck Stumpf, Senior Vice President of Sales and National Accounts, XOJET

In my many conversations with customers and prospective customers, I’ve been noticing a trend in private aviation that indicates a clear shift away from fractional jet ownership to a more flexible model—one that doesn’t require a large upfront commitment of capital, result in residual value exposure, charge remarketing fees or simply tie you to an asset for 5 years.

Private flyers want flexibility, easy-to-understand terms, ease of entry into and out of a program without penalties, stacks of paperwork and hidden…

Reflections on the 2012 Women in Aviation Conference

March 14, 2012  |  Events

By Cynthia Badiey, XOJET Senior Director of Marketing

When I first heard about XOJET, I thought the company made airplanes. I’d been working in high-tech marketing for almost two decades—before joining XOJET, I was director of marketing communications at a software company—and though I was ready for a change, I didn’t think I wanted to work for an airplane manufacturer.

And then I realized while doing my research that private aviation meant private jets. My first in-person “interview” with my boss was at the launch party for Gentry Wealth magazine. On a…

Q&A with Lezlea List: XOJET Vice President of Sales Operations

March 13, 2012  |  XOJET

In honor of the 2012 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Lezlea List, XOJET’s Vice President of Sales Operations.

XOJET Blog: Lezlea, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Lezlea: I’m the Vice President of Sales Operations at XOJET, and I’ve been with the company for six and a half years. I’m responsible for supporting and leading the sales team, managing…

Q&A with Tracy Chaplin: XOJET Vice President of Procurement

March 10, 2012  |  XOJET

In honor of the 2012 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Tracy Chaplin, XOJET’s Vice President of Procurement.

XOJET Blog: Tracy, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Tracy: I’m the Vice President of Procurement at XOJET, and I’ve been with the company for almost four years. I manage the team that deals with all of our suppliers, from the technical…

Q&A with Sue Frost: Maintenance Control Manager

March 8, 2012  |  Safety

In honor of the 2012 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Sue Frost, Maintenance Control Manager at XOJET.

XOJET Blog: Sue, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Sue: I’m the Maintenance Control Manager at XOJET, which means I manage the maintenance of all of our aircraft from beginning to end. I joined XOJET in April 2006, and I’ve been a…

Q&A with Audrey Scully: Challenger 300 Fan & Flyer

March 7, 2012  |  Pilots

In honor of the 2012 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Audrey Scully, co-pilot on the XOJET Challenger 300 super-mid-size private jet.

XOJET Blog: Audrey, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Audrey: I’m a co-pilot on the XOJET Challenger 300. I share the flight responsibilities with the Captain, but I also use it as a chance to learn, because he…

Q&A with Beth Stebenne: Account Director of Client Services

March 6, 2012  |  XOJET

In honor of the 2012 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Beth Stebenné, Account Director of Client Services.

XOJET Blog: Beth, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Beth: I’m an account director in the client services department at XOJET. One of my primary responsibilities is to ensure that the team thoroughly understands our clients’ expectations so that they have a…