XOJET, Inc., a leader in private aviation, announced on October 21, 2013, that its fleet of Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X business 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.
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.”
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.
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.