XOJET Installing Aircell High Speed Internet On Entire Fleet Under the "Why Fly Without Wi-Fi!" Initiative
XOJET Will Become the First Major Player in Business Aviation to Offer a Broadband Internet Experience on Every Flight
NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum, Teterboro, NJ (June 10, 2010) — Business aviation leader XOJET, Inc. announces that its fleet of Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X jets will feature high speed Internet. In partnership with Aircell, the world’s leading provider of airborne communications, XOJET is currently installing Aircell High Speed Internet on all aircraft in the fleet. With more than 70% of the fleet installed by the end of June and the entire fleet scheduled for completion in July, XOJET will become the first business aviation operator to offer wireless service on every flight in the Continental United States.
Representing a dramatic advance in airborne technology, Aircell High Speed Internet will provide XOJET customers with an inflight Internet experience that equals or exceeds what they experience on the ground. XOJET customers will be able to use any Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, netbooks and smartphones to access the Internet in flight. They will be able to browse websites, send and receive e-mail with attachments, access a corporate VPN, conduct research, download music, and much more.
Benjamin Murray, President of XOJET, said, “High Speed Internet will give our passengers exactly what they want – the ability to create an on-demand “flying board room” to continue doing business in flight. With a fast connection that’s easy to use, they simply connect and the entire Internet is at their disposal. We’re thrilled to offer it.”
John Wade, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Aircell, said, “Business aircraft operators are quickly realizing that the inflight connectivity landscape has completely changed in the past 12 months. XOJET is an impressive company and we’re proud to be working with them to bring full connectivity services to their entire fleet.”
Another important aspect of the XOJET experience is its commitment to flight safety and reliability. With Aircell High Speed Internet, airborne XOJET flight crews will remain connected to the company’s centralized dispatch system via handheld mobile device, and electronic flight bag applications will be linked directly with each aircraft. This will allow automatic updates and real-time access to key safety and service data. The aircraft will also download real-time data enroute allowing the team to optimize the flight for comfort and safety, and deliver unprecedented performance for customers. “We are proud to have the highest safety ratings in the industry being the only firm to be ranked #1 or #2 in all 12 ARG/US categories. The addition of the upgraded electronic flight bag and the real-time inflight access to aircraft data will allow us to continue to push the industry to deliver superior safety and service,” said Dave Cox, SVP of Operations for XOJET. “Why Fly without Wi-Fi! extends beyond customer usage and begs the question why all business jets would not be using the most updated technology to improve safety and performance for their clients.”
XOJET serves five continents and more than 25,000 airports. XOJET, Inc. is currently the number two private jet fleet operator in transcontinental flights in the U.S. employing over 100 full-time pilots, who logged over 8.5 million miles in travel last year.
XOJET’s unique delivery and service model has proven to be an attractive alternative to fractional programs or distributed charter. XOJET’s growing customer demand for its services has allowed it to be one of the few players in the industry to take delivery of new planes in 2010. The expansion of its current fleet of upgraded Challenger CL300’s and Citation X’s coincides with the strongest financial performance in XOJET, Inc.’s history. Cox, SVP of Operations for XOJET. “Why Fly without Wi-Fi! extends beyond customer usage and begs the question why all business jets would not be using the most updated technology to improve safety and performance for their clients.”