300 x 300: XOJET CEO Brad Stewart and Robert Reiss of “The CEO Show”

August 4, 2013  |  XOJET

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…

Q&A with Nora Jacobsen, XOJET Challenger 300 co-pilot

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…

An Aviation App Designed for Pilots, by a Pilot

April 1, 2013  |  Private Jet, Private Jet Charter, XOJET

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…

Born on the 4th of July: Q&A with Brad Stewart, XOJET’s New CEO

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…

Q&A with Sue Frost, XOJET’s Director of Fleet Availability

March 15, 2013  |  XOJET

In honor of the 24th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is re-posting some popular profiles from last year’s series celebrating the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Sue Frost, Director of Fleet Availability at XOJET. Sue has been promoted since we published the original post in March 2012, so we’ve updated this Q&A to reflect her new role.

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

Sue: I’m the Director of Fleet Availability, which…

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

March 13, 2013  |  XOJET

In honor of the 24th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference later this week, the XOJET Blog is re-posting some popular profiles from last year’s series celebrating the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Tracy Chaplin, Senior Vice President of Procurement.

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

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

XOJET’s Private Jet Fleet Responds to Hurricane Sandy

November 2, 2012  |  XOJET

LaGuardia Airport after Hurricane Sandy. Photo taken by That Hartford Guy.
XOJET chief operating officer David Cox talked with Pimm Fox and Courtney Donohoe on Bloomberg Radio’s “Taking Stock” show about how XOJET’s fleet of Challenger 300, Citation X and Hawker 800XP jets continued flying safely during Hurricane Sandy. XOJET relied on its operations center in Sacramento, Calif., and its partnerships on the East Coast to help schedule around the “superstorm.”
Listen to an excerpt of today’s “Taking Stock”:

XOJET continues to serve East Coast during Hurricane Sandy by XOJET

Source: Bloomberg Radio

XOJET Commercial Makes its Debut

August 27, 2012  |  XOJET

Tennis balls aren’t the only thing flying during the U.S. Open! The brand-new, never-before-seen XOJET commercial soared into living rooms nationwide on Monday, August 27, on the Tennis Channel, in 15-second and 30-second versions.

Starring actual XOJET pilots, the commercials give viewers an inside look at the preparation that goes into every XOJET flight, which is customized to fit each customer’s specific needs.

The commercials were shot in Oakland in Landmark Aviation’s Hangar 5, former Bay Area home base of Amelia Earhart, where she made headlines as one of the most influential…

XOJET CEO Blair LaCorte Profiled by Bombardier Experience Magazine

June 5, 2012  |  XOJET

Bombardier’s Experience magazine recently profiled XOJET CEO Blair LaCorte, describing how LaCorte and his team successfully countered industry wisdom with “unreasonable thinking” to change the landscape of private aviation.

XOJET’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

May 11, 2012  |  XOJET

XOJET kids had a fun-filled day during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 26. More than 35 kids visited our San Francisco headquarters in Brisbane and the Sacramento Operations Center. Here’s a brief overview of the day’s activities and some of the best photos. To see the full album, visit the XOJET Facebook page.

San Francisco Headquarters

The San Francisco group started off the day taking a tour of an XOJET Challenger 300 jet at the Signature FBO at the San Francisco airport. There they received ID badges…