Posts Tagged ‘XOJET fleet’

The Citation X: Science in Motion

August 4, 2017  |  Private Jet

Parked alongside other world-class private jets on an FBO runway, the Cessna Citation X stands out for its radical edges and streamlined design.

Mike Pierce, a 34-year veteran of Cessna Aviation (now part of Textron) who was part of the integrated team that designed this iconic aircraft, still can’t keep his inner aviation geek from aweing at the sight. “It’s long and lean with sleek swept wings and big powerful engines,” he says. “It just looks mean sitting on the ramp.”

Look past the surface, however, and it’s not just the design that’s so impressive, it’s the scientific intention behind the design. The Cessna Citation X is the fastest cross-continental business jet in the world, reaching a top speed of Mach 0.92 (700 mph) while consuming an average of 336 gallons per hour. (Not much more than other super mid-size jets—which average in the 250-270 range—considering the Citation X requires fewer hours to get you there). The bottom line: Efficiency is optimized in every possible aspect of the Citation X, allowing corporate executives to fly coast-to-coast in less than four hours, have their meetings, and return home by evening—all without paying exorbitantly higher operational costs.

“When we started this process, we were looking to do something that had never been done before in business jets,” Mike says, referring to the jet’s inception in the late 1980s. “Business jets had already seen long cabins, short-field runway performance, super docile handling characteristics, and single-pilot capability. We wanted to go after that speed number, and not just speed for the sake of speed, but speed with efficiency.”

Fly Faster, Farther, and Brilliantly: The XOJET Citation X

October 7, 2016  |  Aviation, Private Aviation, XOJET

Eight Things You May Not Know About Flying Private

September 8, 2016  |  Private Aviation, Travel Booking and Tips

From flexible flight routes to overall travel convenience, the premise of private aviation is as simple as it is obvious. Now let’s look at some of its lesser-known private flying essentials—all great reminders before your next flight with XOJET.

1. Ten times more airports than commercial.

San Francisco Private Flying Airport Map

One reason private jets are seldom delayed is because they have over 5,000 private airports to choose from in the U.S., compared to just 500 for commercial flights. (Plus, private airports and airfields don’t have to account for as many air traffic delays.)

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…

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…

XOJET Around the World: Vail, Colorado

March 8, 2013  |  Pilots

Got plans to snowboard or ski this spring? Check out this aerial photo of Vail Ski Resort taken by XOJET captain Cort de Peyster as his XOJET Citation X climbs out of Eagle, CO.  And if you’re in Vail, celebrate the city’s 50th birthday season at its “Spring Back to Vail” events on April 8-14.

International Private Jet Flights with Minors

November 15, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

As the holidays approach, many of you will be travelling with kids. If your family travel plans include international flight on an XOJET private jet, there’s one document that could spell the difference between a blissful vacation and a grounded flight–but it’s not a passport (although you and your kids will certainly need that).

“If a minor child is traveling with just one parent or guardian, that adult will need to provide an up-to-date notarized parental consent form from the ‘absent’ parent authorizing the child to leave the country,” says Renee Aivaliklis, XOJET’s…

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 Around the World: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

October 12, 2012  |  Pilots

XOJET captain Cort de Peyster took this gorgeous photo of Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, WY, from the cockpit of an XOJET Citation X. Check out the “XOJET Around the World” Facebook album to see more photos from XOJET pilots.