Growth in flight hours for XOJet
Company delivers over 30% growth in flight hours in 2011
XOJET announced that it has
achieved over 30% year-over-year growth in flight hours in 2011, exceeding the
performance of the overall private aviation industry which grew 5% in 2011,
according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
At the recent NBAA
conference in October, XOJET announced an order for 12 custom Hawker 800XP
aircraft from Hawker Beechcraft. XOJET introduced seven of these aircraft into
the XOJET fleet in January.
“We attribute our
dramatic growth to XOJET’s innovative business model, which allows us to listen
to our customers and quickly adapt to their needs,” said Bradley Stewart,
president of XOJET. “The new flight programs we introduced in 2011 – XOJET
Coast2Coast and XOJET Preferred Access, the addition of Hawker 800XP aircraft
to the fleet, and our fresh approach to customer service are all ideas which
were initiated through dialog with our loyal customers.”
In September, XOJET opened a new operations centre in Sacramento.
“We are able to provide
better service to our clients as a result of more efficient communication,”
said Renee Aivaliklis, senior director of customer services at XOJET. “The
Operations Center provides a central location for
making decisions where scheduling, flight operations, meteorology, maintenance
and customer service can all work collaboratively.”
In December 2011, XOJET joined
the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) presidents council, whose membership
serves to proactively promote aviation safety and the success of aviation
service businesses through its advocacy efforts before government, the media
and the public.
In addition, XOJET has been
invited to become a member of the ARG/US Advisory Board and the CAE Training
Committee and will be participating in the FAA Safety Assurance task force that
will help define future safety standards for the private aviation industry.
“We hold the highest
safety standards of any private operator in the industry and have developed
preventive maintenance and safety procedures that are being recognized as best
practices,” explains Dave Cox, XOJET chief operating officer. “We are
honored to be able to share our expertise with our colleagues.”