XOJET signs Citation X Fleet to Rolls-Royce CorporateCare®

Monday, 6 October 2008

Orlando, Florida – Rolls-Royce, the world leader in engines for the business jet market, announced today that XOJET, one of the world’s fastest growing private aviation companies, has enrolled its entire fleet of 48 Rolls-Royce powered Cessna Citation X aircraft - the world’s fastest business jet - into the company’s CorporateCare® services program.

Under the terms of the agreement, all of XOJET’s AE 3007C1-powered Citation Xs will be covered by 10-year engine maintenance and management service contracts. More than 80 percent of the AE 3007 corporate jet fleet is supported by CorporateCare.

Speaking during a handshake ceremony at the National Business Aviation Association convention, Scott Shannon, Executive Vice President – Customer Business, Corporate & Regional Engines, Rolls-Royce, said: “XOJET’s decision further demonstrates customers’ confidence in our ability to deliver premium quality care for our engines. Aligning aftermarket services to aircraft early in their life provides operators with improved engine performance, including maximized engine durability and reliability.”

Dave Siegel, XOJET Chief Executive Officer, said: “XOJET is focused on providing consistency, simplicity and outstanding service at every point of the client’s experience. And as a result, clients know that with XOJET they can expect the right plane, on time, every time. The Rolls-Royce CorporateCare support network adds even greater redundancy to our maintenance capabilities by ensuring that engine services are available anytime anywhere in the world and is another example of our commitment to making private jet travel seamless, efficient and stress-free.”

With CorporateCare, customers receive the most comprehensive engine services in the industry and 24/7 engine monitoring, which allows Rolls-Royce to improve its service offering, thus increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Rolls-Royce uses its unique product knowledge and leverages its technological know-how to deliver value for customers.

Rolls-Royce is the business jet engine industry leader, with a 34 percent market share by value, providing power to today’s largest, fastest and longest-range business jets.

Notes to Editors:

  1. XOJET, Inc. is one of the foremost leading private aviation companies, focused on making private aviation a better experience - safer, more dependable, more efficient, and more affordable. Customers benefit from the ability to: access flights from four to four hundred hours a year; simplified pricing; and a brand new aircraft fleet to choose from. Launched in January 2006, XOJET has quickly established itself as one of the world’s fastest-growing private aviation companies. The company has built a fleet that will reach 128 aircraft worth $US3.1 billion by 2012. To learn more visit: www.xojet.com
  2. With CorporateCare, operators benefit from stable and predictable engine maintenance expenses and are protected from unforeseen costs associated with unscheduled events. Rolls-Royce manages all engine maintenance, repair and overhaul activity, and also provides engine data collection and analysis. Additional benefits include reduced capital investment and improved residual value of the aircraft. Reciprocally, CorporateCare provides Rolls-Royce with predictable income and integrated relationships with our operators. Further details on CorporateCare are available at www.rolls-royce.com
  3. Rolls-Royce offers long-term CorporateCare contracts for its BR725, BR710, RB282, Tay, AE 3007 and Viper-powered aircraft. The company also provides traditional field service, repair and overhaul for these engines, IAE’s V2500 and the company's Dart and Spey business jet engines.
  4. The 6,764lb-thrust AE 3007C1 turbofan entered service in 2002 and provide five per cent more takeoff thrust than the original C model, which entered service in 1996.
  5. The Cessna Citation X design team was the recipient of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy in 1996. In 2007, Rolls-Royce and Cessna celebrated the delivery of an AE 3007 powered Citation X, marking the 5,000th Cessna Citation aircraft. Today, the AE 3007C engine has surpassed two million engine flying hours on the Citation X aircraft in service.
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