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Desert Jet Center Prevails And Receives 18-Month Extension To Complete Construction Of Its Executive Terminal

Preferred Executive FBODesert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest-rated Fixed Based Operator (FBO), is excited to announce that it has received the long-anticipated approval from Riverside County’s Board of Supervisors to resume construction of its upscale terminal facility.

Desert Jet Center is located at the Jacqueline Cochran Airport in Palm Springs/Thermal, California (KTRM). The FBO has been operating from an interim facility located directly on the airport’s main arrival ramp since its opening in August 2016. The first three of four planned construction phases were completed before delays and roadblocks outside of Desert Jet’s control halted progress. After further investigation and a show of overwhelming support for Desert Jet from customers, vendors, industry organizations, local businesses and various political representatives, the Board of Supervisors overturned lower-level decisions made within the county and voted unanimously to allow construction to proceed.

“We are thrilled to finally resume the construction of Desert Jet Center”, said Denise Wilson, President and CEO, Desert Jet. “I would like to personally thank the Board of Supervisors, and in particular, the 4th District Supervisor V. Manuel “Manny” Perez, who took the time to hear our story and make this right. Supervisor Perez’ commitment to removing roadblocks and improving business opportunities at the county’s airports gives us a renewed sense of pride in building our future home at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. We look forward to inviting the community to our grand opening celebration.”

Desert Jet Center has been instrumental to the growth of transient visits to the airport, increasing traffic by 17 percent since it began operations. The FBO also reported a 60 percent increase in business within the first quarter of the year.

With the 18-month construction period extension approved, Desert Jet Center is set to resume construction later this month. The new 32,500-square foot terminal facility will include a 22,500-square foot air-conditioned hangar, 10,000-square feet of office space, and a maintenance facility designed to accommodate the needs of business jet operators and travelers. The company expects to complete the project in early 2019.

About Desert Jet Center

Located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Palm Springs/Thermal, California, Desert Jet Center is a brand new, world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and general aviation community. Desert Jet Center is a Preferred FBO for the Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA) and Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP) and is member of the EPIC fuel network. Desert Jet Center is the only FBO in the region to have earned the prestigious IS-BAH safety registration and the NATA Safety 1st certification. Desert Jet Center offers hangar space that accommodates aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650 and Global 6000, jet maintenance provided by the onsite FAA Part 145 repair station, FAA-compliant aircraft detailing, and NATA-certified Customer Service Representatives on staff.

About Desert Jet
Desert Jet is a group of aircraft management, charter, maintenance, FBO and aircraft handling companies based in Palm Springs/Thermal, California (KTRM). Desert Jet is a full-service aviation company providing jet owners with turn-key management of their aircraft that offsets the cost of ownership.

Desert Jet’s “private car service of the sky” offers private flyers a smart alternative to fractional aircraft ownership and expensive membership programs. Desert Jet’s acquisition service provides aircraft buyers with objective third party oversight throughout all phases of the process, from selecting the right aircraft, projecting operating costs and negotiating the acquisition through pre-purchase inspection, delivery and placing the aircraft into service.

Desert Jet Maintenance is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station offering scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and repair services as well as 24/7 AOG mobile jet services a wide variety of aircraft.

For more information, please visit or contact us at (800) 381-JETS.

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