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Desert Jet Receives FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certification, Launches Website

February 27, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, a jet charter and aircraft management company based in the Palm Springs area, received its Part 135 air carrier certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and has launched its charter operations.

The Desert Jet charter fleet consists primarily of the Cessna Citation Encore and the Citation V executive jet aircraft. Along with its charter services, Desert Jet also provides aircraft management and consultation services.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to offer premier jet charter service here in the desert without the high repositioning and one-way costs previously associated with air travel in the Southern California desert region”, said Denise Wilson, President of Desert Jet. Wilson finds that their clients experience more than just monetary savings. “Our clients appreciate the ability to fly on the same aircraft each trip with the same flight crew they know and trust. Our smaller size allows us to give more personalized service than a large operator with multiple types of aircraft could manage. We are, in essence, our clients’ personal flight department”.

Desert Jet’s pilots are some of the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry. Their pilots average over 7500 hours of incident-free flight time, and attend simulator-based emergency training at least twice per year. Two captains are assigned to every charter and Desert Jet boasts a perfect safety record.

In support of its charter operations, Desert Jet has launched its website,, which lists in-depth details about the charter fleet. Desert Jet provides flexible charter services by offering clients the ability to purchase available empty-leg flights or book round-trip or one-way private charter flights.

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet specializes in private jet charter, and also offers a wide range of transportation solutions to include aircraft management, shared ownership with locally-based aircraft, block charter and whole-aircraft ownership. Desert Jet’s premier fleet of beautiful, modern jet aircraft are equipped with the latest safety technologies and maintained by factory service centers. Desert Jet’s charter fleet is strategically based at each of the desert’s three airports; Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes, and Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal. For more information please call (800) 381-JETS, email at or visit our website at

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