SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--XOJET, Inc., a leader in private aviation, today announces that its fleet of Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X jets will feature Gogo Text & Talk, allowing passengers to use their own smartphones – with their own mobile numbers – for calling and texting in flight. Provided by Aircell, the world’s leading provider of airborne communications, the service will be available on all XOJET on-fleet flights starting in December 2013.
“For the first time in history, business travelers will experience a true boardroom in the sky, with all the connectivity they enjoy on the ground”
This technology provides a natural evolution of XOJET’s world-class offerings, including high speed Wi-Fi on every business jet. With Gogo Text & Talk, XOJET will become the first business aviation operator to offer smartphone capabilities on every on-fleet flight in the Continental United States. This technology transforms the airplane into a true mobile office, revolutionizing business travel as we know it.
“For the first time in history, business travelers will experience a true boardroom in the sky, with all the connectivity they enjoy on the ground,” explains Shari Jones, Chief Marketing Officer of XOJET. “Aircell’s Gogo Text & Talk service will allow a seamless communications transition from ground to in-flight, maximizing efficiency to the highest degree. This is the future of business aviation, and we are proud to blaze this trail.”
John Wade, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Aircell, added: “We’re pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with XOJET as they introduce Gogo Text & Talk aboard their charter fleet. We expect the service to be very popular in the charter market.”
Currently, Aircell’s Gogo Biz service provides XOJET fliers with a mobile Internet experience while they fly. Passengers are able to use any Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, netbooks and smartphones to access the Internet in flight. With the addition of the Gogo Text & Talk service, passengers will now experience all the native features of their smartphone such as access to contact list, hands-free devices and call history.
For more information about XOJET and its service offerings, please visit www.xojet.com.
XOJET, a TPG portfolio company founded in 2006, has become one of the fastest-growing private aviation companies in history, serving more than 5,000 customers worldwide. Our unique business model combines flexible private jet programs, and fixed-price charter with a singular focus on providing the highest level of customer service at every point of the client’s experience. XOJET’s commitment to safety leadership has earned the highest safety ratings in the industry. XOJET is the only business aviation provider to rank either #1 or #2 in all twelve ARG/US Platinum safety rating categories. XOJET is the first and only private aviation operator to enable its entire fleet of Citation X and Challenger 300 jets with complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi Internet connectivity. For more information, please visit www.xojet.com.
Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market. Through a full range of services including voice, high-speed Internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans six continents. A trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer equipment for three of the industry’s most popular network technologies – Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz®, Aircell provides advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography. For more information about Aircell, please visit www.aircell.com.