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Desert Jet Expands Aircraft Management Department

July 25, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the Palm Springs area’s only jet charter company, is expanding its aircraft management department to meet the increasing demand for business jet aircraft and charter aircraft in the region.

Many businesses and individuals are now considering the purchase of an aircraft, in light of the recent depressed valuations in the used aircraft market and the potential to find a great deal before prices start to rise again. Current aircraft owners may be looking for ways to reduce their operating and ownership expenses, or are not realizing the charter revenues expected under their existing arrangements. Desert Jet has the experience, knowledge, and staffing to effectively manage aviation assets and has the charter demand to meet client expectations.

Desert Jet’s aircraft management team currently includes two aircraft managers who hold the NBAA “Certified Aviation Manager” (CAM) status. This certification is granted by the National Business Aviation Association to select aviation industry professionals that have demonstrated their expertise in managing all aspects of business aircraft operations. Joining Desert Jet’s aircraft management team are two additional Certified Aviation Managers to handle the expansion.

Desert Jet is the only aircraft charter and management company in the country that permits only Certified Aviation Managers to handle the management of client’s multi-million dollar assets, providing clients access to the highest level of aircraft management services available. Another strong feature of Desert Jet’s aircraft management services program is a company culture that emphasizes exacting safety and operational standards, promoted by employment of only the most experienced pilots available. Benefits to clients include substantial cost savings on fuel purchases, pilot training, maintenance, hangar and insurance. Additionally, managed aircraft clients have the option to participate in revenue-earning aircraft charter activities – a smart way to have the aircraft help cover its own fixed costs while idle.

“Our management model emphasizes the needs of the aircraft owner in optimization of aircraft usage and reduction in operating costs”, said Denise Wilson, CAM, President of Desert Jet. “We listen carefully to our managed clients and then structure a personalized program to fit their needs. We specialize in remote-based operations, especially those operations where an aircraft is based in multiple locales throughout the year, and offer programs to keep aircraft flying during slower use periods that do not conflict with business and personal use of the aircraft.”

One of Desert Jet’s unique management programs involves using aircraft charter operations to keep clients’ aircraft flying while on the market to be sold. Since few potential buyers are interested in pursuing an aircraft that has sat idle for months prior to sale, this short-term, interim program helps preserve the value of the aircraft, maximizing the seller’s potential to gain a higher selling price, while offsetting fixed expenses that accumulate even when the aircraft is not flown. In several cases, Desert Jet has been able to generate enough charter revenue that the aircraft owners ultimately decided it was more advantageous to keep the aircraft rather than take a loss by selling during a down market.

For more information on optimizing your aircraft ownership experience, contact Desert Jet at (800) 381-JETS.

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is an aircraft charter and management company specializing in the efficient operation of turbine aircraft. Desert Jet is one of the first jet charter providers in the world to become IS-BAO certified. Its pilots are the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry, with an average flight time of over 8000 hours and perfect safety records. Desert Jet has experienced over 200 percent growth every year since its inception in 2007. Headquartered in La Quinta, California with its main office at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, Desert Jet will be opening its newest office at the Bermuda Dunes Airport this fall. For more information visit the Desert Jet website at or contact (800) 381-JETS.

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