Taking a Private Jet to the Super Bowl? Here’s How.

February 4, 2014  |  XOJET

Football season came to an exciting close on Sunday in NYC at Super Bowl XLVIII, with the Seattle Seahawks defeating the Denver Broncos for their first win marking a historic day at the biggest Super Bowl to date. NYC played host to arguably the largest sporting event in the world. Dedicated fans or not, over 500,000 visitors flew in to experience the game, becoming the most heavily trafficked private jet event in the world. In a recent article by Business Insider, XOJET CEO Brad Stewart predicted up to 1,500 private…

SF Chronicle’s Private Jet Experience

January 19, 2014  |  XOJET

Today’s San Francisco Chronicle “Bottom Line” section features a discussion with XOJET CEO Brad Stewart on the state of the business aviation industry and how XOJET—now one of the largest private jet charter companies in the nation—rose above the receding industry since “the Lehman bust” in 2008. Columnist Andrew Ross also got a surprise glimpse of what our clients experience aboard one of our $20 million Citation X private jets at SFO’s Signature Aviation Terminal. Read more on Ross’ discussion with XOJET’s CEO and his shared private jet experience here.

XOJET makes its film debut in Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton

October 3, 2013  |  Private Jet, XOJET

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…

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