Vista Global’s XOJET, VistaJet hit by technology issues

XOJET Challenger 300

Technology issues are impacting flight operations and bookings at Vista Global’s XOJET and VistaJet units

Technology issues are impacting Vista Global, the fourth largest provider of for-hire private aircraft in the U.S. Its operators include XOJET Aviation, VistaJet, and Red Wing Aviation. The company recently announced plans to acquire Talon Air, the 14th largest Part 135 operator, and related broker Apollo Jets.

XOJET signs up for JSSI’s hourly cost engine program as private jet charter demand rises


XOJET Aviation, which provides an in-house fleet for Vista Global’s XO brokerage, has enrolled 15 Challenger 300s in JSSI’s hourly cost engine program

Vista Global Part 135 operator XOJET Aviation is enrolling 15 Challenger 300 aircraft on a specialized 10-year term engine maintenance program with Jet Support Services, Inc. XOJET provides a fleet of 45 Bombardier Challenger 300 and Citation X super-midsize programs for XO’s jet card programs and on-demand charter solutions.

XOJet Challenger 300 fleet getting VistaJet branding, interiors

XOJET new Challenger 300 interior

XOJET Aviation, which operates XO’s super-midsize private jet fleet, is upgrading interiors for 16 of its Bombardier Challenger 300s to VistaJet standards

If you think you are seeing more private jets in the silver bullet VistaJet livery here in the U.S., you are right. That’s because XOJET Aviation is repainting 16 XOJET branded Bombardier Challenger 300s to match its sister company. The aircraft are part of the fleet XO uses for its Elite Access fixed-rate, guaranteed availability jet card program.

Citation X

Cessna Citation X

Citation X profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership and jet card options

Cessna Citation X Facts

The Cessna Citation X was the one-time world’s fastest business jet reaching speeds up to 700 miles per hour. A favorite of CEOs because of its ability to save time, the first type was delivered to legendary golfer Arnold Palmer.

The Citation X is still popular and can be found in the fleets of NetJets, Delta Private Jets, Wheels Up, and XOJET Aviation.

On the used market, listed Citation Xs can be found starting at $2.4 million.

Manufacturing Dates

Production Start: 1996

Production Ends: 2012

Production on the Citation X+ ended in 2018

Citation X Related Models

The Citation X was followed up by the Citation X+ in 2014 before Cessna parent Textron ended production in 2018.

Cabin Category

Super Midsize

Fleet Size

As of November 2019, Amstat lists 309 Citation Xs in service, plus 28 Citation X+s, 5 Citation X Elites

Citation X Cabin Size and Passengers

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Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer took delivery of the first Citation X, at the time the world’s fastest private jet.

Height: 5.7 feet

Width: 5.5 feet

Length: 23.9 feet

Seating Capacity: 8


Full: 2,890 nautical miles

Four Passengers: 3,125 nautical miles


High-Speed Cruise: 605 mph

Baggage Space

82 cubic feet exterior space


Fractional Ownership – Yes

Dedicated Jet Card – Yes


Used Citation Xs are listed starting at approximately $2.4 million

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Citation Longitude

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