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Bizwatch: Xanadu Jet Management

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Special to the DailyXanadu Jet Management has jets from Cessna in its fleet.

Business name: Xanadu Jet Management, Inc.

Date Opened: Jan. 1, 2007

Owner: Scott S. Birdsall, CEO

Contact info: Xanadu Jet Management’s main office is located inside the Vail Valley Jet Center at the Eagle County Airport. Phone: 970-343-9584. On the Web:

What goods or services do you provide? We provide business aircraft consulting and management services for new and existing aircraft owners by providing solutions that make private air travel economical and viable. As an aircraft management company, we become the flight department for the aircraft owner or owners by providing pilots, training, maintenance, etc.

Business aircraft ownership is much more affordable than most would think. Xanadu Jet is here as a resource for those in the community who would benefit from more frequent and convenient travel. Imagine Vail to Los Angeles in three hours, door to door. No connections, no security lines, and no hassles. Just drive your car up to the aircraft and board your plane. We’ll even park your car, then have it waiting for you when you get back.

What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? We are not selling a prepackaged product. We provide customized

aircraft ownership solutions and management. With Xanadu Jet Management, the client actually flies on his or her own aircraft. With a national fractional aircraft company the client will pay more, get less, and may never see the aircraft they own.

What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? We are a service business, therefore the customer is king. Our job is to ensure that every individual, family, or corporation is more than satisfied with their investment.

What can your customers expect from you? Honesty, integrity and safety are key. Our clients can be sure they are getting the best advice and management available.

Aircraft ownership is rewarding in so many ways. I guarantee it will enhance the quality of life, quality of business, and the bottom line.

Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: I’ve been in the aviation business for 18 years. working in all areas of operations. I attended Florida Institute of Technology and Arizona State University where I studied aviation and business. I received flight training from Flight Safety International. Most recently, I was a Regional Jet Captain for a regional airline. I really enjoy the lifestyle that living in the valley provides, and look forward to building a company that makes the valley an even better place to live and work.

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