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XO Aviation adds 15 Citation light jets with plans for 50

Thomas Flohr

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Vista Global’s Florida-based XOJET Aviation unit is expanding beyond its fleet of 43 Challenger 300s and Citation Xs to bolster its U.S. owned fleet

XOJET Aviation has purchased a “controlling majority” stake in Red Wing Aviation Company

The big keep getting bigger as Vista Global adds 15 light jets to XO’s floating fleet of 43 super-midsize private jets. It expands the XO branded fleet to 58 aircraft. The Florida-based IS-BAO Stage 3 operator also flies 15 of VistaJet’s N-registered private jets. The new aircraft brings Vista Global’s overall fleet count to 130 aircraft, with 56% registered in the U.S.

VistaJet, XO offer private jet access to International GT race Ferrari drivers

VistaJet Ferrari partnership

Vista Global and Ferrari are extending their partnership to provide flights to races

Vista Global, the private aviation group founded by Thomas Flohr, says it will open its global private jet fleet to all the Ferrari drivers participating in International GT races and in the Prancing Horse mono-brand championships.

The new service will “help all Ferrari international drivers enjoy a safe and seamless flying experience with VistaJet and XO as they travel globally to compete in the races.”

XO has big plans under new owner Vista Global Holdings

XOJET XO

After buying XOJET and then JetSmarter, last year Vista Global Holdings merged the two companies to create XO. Newly appointed chief commercial officer Ron Silverman talks about what’s next…

Recently, Vista Global Holdings (VCH) moved its president of client experiences, Ron Silverman, to its XO unit as the chief commercial officer. A veteran of both Executive Jet Management and Wheels Up, Silverman joined VistaJet in 2014 to lead its launch into the North American market.

Our 3.5-hour billing cap on super-midsize aircraft is a phenomenal value and great opportunity for anyone traveling cross country. On a Citation X, it’s $31,625, including taxi time, with guaranteed availability.

Ron Silverman, chief commercial officer, XO

Now following VCH’s acquisition of XOJET and JetSmarter, and rebranding the combined duo as XO, chairman Thomas Flohr is promising an expansion of the brand to Europe, plus a range of new programs.

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