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Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, will be hosting an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of its newly built executive FBO (Fixed Base Operator) facility Desert Jet Center, located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, California, on January 13, 2022.

The stunning, new state-of-the-art 32,500-square-foot aviation facility features premium amenities, including a luxurious and well-appointed lobby giving business and leisure travelers, their pets, and returning residents an upscale facility to fly to when traveling to Palm Springs and Coachella Valley.

The full-service FBO offers aircraft fueling and ground services, hangar storage, and aircraft detailing. Specialized concierge services such as ground transportation and aircraft inflight catering are also available.

Desert Jet Center also serves as the headquarters for Desert Jet’s private jet charter, aircraft management, and Part 145 aircraft maintenance business entities. And while there are other FBOs in the desert area, none offer the full range of services available at Desert Jet Center that a business jet operator requires.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on the Desert Jet Center ramp and officiated by Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manual Perez and Desert Jet owner Jim McCool. The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, local dignitaries, and elected officials will join select guests invited to the event. Music students from the College of the Desert will provide the entertainment playing jazz classics.

“We are pleased to celebrate the opening of our gorgeous new FBO terminal, the first new FBO in the Coachella Valley in 20+ years,” said Desert Jet Chief Executive Officer Jared Fox. “Desert Jet Center has transformed the face of the Jacqueline Cochran Airport, bringing new investment, new technology, and a state-of-the-art centerpiece building. I am ecstatic that we now have a first-class facility commensurate with the five-star service we have provided our clients for years. Desert Jet is well-positioned to continue as the premier FBO, charter, and maintenance company in Southern California for many years to come.”

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

Desert Jet’s on-demand charter offers private flyers a smarter alternative to fractional aircraft ownership and expensive membership programs. Desert Jet is committed to safety and security and is ARGUS Platinum rated, Wyvern Wingman certified, and IS-BAO Stage 3 registered.

Desert Jet Maintenance is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station offering scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of aircraft.

Desert Jet Center is a world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and the general aviation community at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). The brand new 32,500-square-foot executive facility features a state-of-the-art, modern terminal and the only air-conditioned hangar in the entire Coachella Valley. Desert Jet Center is NATA Safety 1st certified and a designated NATA Safety 1st Clean location.

For more information about our services, visit or call (800) 381-JETS.

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