The former President and Chief Operating Officer of Cessna Aircraft brings to XTI more than 35 years of experience in top-level aviation management and strategy, operations and production. He was also Cessna’s vice president of aircraft completion and product support, senior vice president of operations, and executive vice president of operations, leading development, certifications, and product support of new airplanes. Prior to joining Cessna, Johnson served as chief of production flight test for Gates Learjet. He also was chief pilot for Arnold Palmer.
Johnson began his aviation career after completing U.S. Air Force pilot training in 1968 and accumulated over 1,000 hours of military flight time in the F-105, serving in combat in Southeast Asia. He holds airline transport and instructor pilot certificates with type ratings in all Cessna Citation models.