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DESERT JET EXPANDS ITS AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT DIVISION AND WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

Desert Jet, the premier jet charter and aircraft management company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, expands its presence as a leading full-service business aviation provider with the addition of Stephen Tong to its aircraft management team. As the Director of Aircraft Management Sales, Stephen brings with him an extensive background in aircraft management, operations,… Read More

Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft Tour Lands at Desert Jet Center FBO at KTRM

Fixed Base Operator Desert Jet Center, in collaboration with the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter #1116 and Thermal Aviation, is pleased to host the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft, October 6th-8th, at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, CA, during its annual tour across the U.S. Ford’s Tri-Motor aircraft, nicknamed the “Tin Goose,” was designed to… Read More

Desert Jet Adds the King Air 350i Turboprop to its Managed Fleet of Charter Aircraft

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, is pleased to announce the addition of a King Air 350i turboprop to its managed fleet of aircraft. The versatility and short-field capabilities of the King Air 350i complement Desert Jet’s managed fleet mix of Citation jets, providing charter clients with… Read More

CAA Preferred FBO Desert Jet Center Partners with TITAN Aviation Fuels and Launches New Software System to Enhance Customer Experience

Desert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest customer-rated Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, and recently designated preferred FBO status by the Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA), announces its recent partnership with TITAN Aviation Fuels. Desert Jet Center’s new fuel provider will deliver high-quality products and… Read More

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION, DESERT JET SPONSORS THE FIRST INTERACTIVE STEM EDUCATION FIELD TRIP FOR COACHELLA VALLEY STUDENTS

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, is proud to sponsor the first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education field trip for elementary and middle school students from the Coachella Valley to Discovery Cube Orange County in Santa Ana, California. The field trip to the science museum… Read More

Airport Business

Desert Jet’s Newest Palm Springs FBO Facility Sets the Bar High

Desert Jet Center Named CAA Preferred FBO at KTRM

Desert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest customer-rated Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, is named the exclusive CAA (Corporate Aircraft Association) Preferred FBO at KTRM.  The CAA organization has negotiated jet fuel discounts for Part 91 operators since 1995. Their goal is to increase… Read More

DESERT JET PARTNERS WITH CV USD TO INTRODUCE AVIATION CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE EAST VALLEY

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, partnered with the Coachella Valley Unified School District and Desert Mirage High School located in Thermal, California, to provide high school seniors enrolled in the school’s aviation program, an opportunity to experience different aviation jobs firsthand through the company’s shadowing program.… Read More

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CVUSD interested in a career in aviation get an up-close look with Desert Jet

Desert Jet Renews WYVERN Wingman Certification

Desert Jet, the premier jet charter and aircraft management, company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, has once more secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator by maintaining Wingman status through the Flight Leader Program. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that… Read More

The Desert Sun

After 80 Years, is Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Poised to Take Off

DESERT JET PLANS RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR ITS NEW FBO FACILITY, DESERT JET CENTER, IN GREATER PALM SPRINGS

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… Read More

DESERT JET IS THE OFFICIAL PRIVATE JET COMPANY FOR THE 2022 POLO & BALLOON CLASSIC

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, is pleased to announce its partnership with Polo America as the Official Private Jet Company Sponsor for the 2022 Agua Caliente Casinos Polo & Balloon Classic event, March 14, 18-19, 2022. The unique event brings together high-end fashion, luxury automobiles, private… Read More

Desert Jet Center FBO To Host Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Annual Convention at KTRM

Desert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest customer-rated Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, is pleased and honored to host the upcoming 2021 Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Annual Convention on October 20-23, 2021. The event marks the first time CJP will hold its annual convention… Read More

DESERT JET ADDS ULTIMATE TRACK DAY AS ITS NEWEST LUXURY LIFESTYLE BRAND PARTNER

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, announces its newest partnership with luxury lifestyle brand Ultimate Track Day to offer bespoke supercar experiences to its clientele. Desert Jet continues its focus to bring added value and benefits to its clientele through its luxury and lifestyle partnership network. With… Read More

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Desert Jet Citation Sovereign Super Midsize Jet Now Available For Private Jet Charter

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, is pleased to announce the Citation Sovereign is available for immediate private jet charter. The super midsize jet fully complements Desert Jet’s charter fleet of managed business jets and offers clients a wide selection of charter aircraft available to meet their… Read More

Desert Jet Announces Partnership with BMW Performance Center West

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, is pleased to announce an exclusive collaborative partnership with the BMW Performance Center West (BMW PCW). The collaboration enables visiting pilots and their passengers who utilize the executive FBO facility, Desert Jet Center, at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in… Read More

Local Aviation Legend Peni Nelson Joins Desert Jet Center FBO at KTRM

Desert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest customer-rated Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, hires aviation veteran Peni Nelson as its new Customer Relations Advisor. Well-known and highly respected, Ms. Nelson is considered a local legend by the aviation community and dignitaries in the Greater… Read More

Desert Jet Receives 5th Consecutive Friendly Flyer Award

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, received its fifth consecutive Friendly Flyer Award presented by the Van Nuys Airport and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Each year the Friendly Flyer Award is presented to jet operators that meet or exceed the VNY noise abatement program criteria during… Read More

Desert Jet Center Receives NATA’s Safety 1st Clean Standard

Desert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest customer-rated Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, is pleased to announce its status as Safety 1st Clean Certified. The clean location certification received earlier last month adds to the FBOs exemplary safety accreditations, which include IS-BAH Stage 2… Read More

Desert Jet Renews ARGUS Platinum Rating and WYVERN Wingman Certification Obtaining the Highest Level of Safety Standards

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, is pleased to announce the successful completion of two of the aviation industry’s most rigorous safety audits, achieving re-certification of its WYVERN Wingman Operator status and ARGUS Platinum Rating. The prestigious Platinum Rating is the highest level of the ARGUS audit… Read More

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Desert Jet Enters New Chapter, Poised For Growth Under New CEO Jared Fox

Desert Jet, a leading full-service business aviation company based in the Palm Springs area has begun its next phase of growth under the leadership of its recently appointed CEO, Jared Fox. Desert Jet enters the area’s peak season with a brand-new state-of-the-art FBO facility, the addition of another light jet to its charter fleet, a… Read More

Desert Jet adds second Cessna Citation Bravo to its private jet charter fleet

Leading business aviation services company Desert Jet announces the addition of a second Cessna Citation Bravo to its charter fleet of private jets in response to continued demand from its charter clientele. This beautiful 2004 aircraft is based at the company’s Palm Springs headquarters at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) and is available for… Read More

Desert Jet Center Supports Angel Flight West Volunteer Pilots on Missions to the Greater Palm Springs Area and Coachella Valley

Desert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest rated Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, announced it will waive all ramp fees for all Angel Flight West volunteer pilots conducting flight missions in and out of the Palm Springs area and Coachella Valley. Volunteer pilots donate… Read More

Desert Jet Adds Third Citation CJ3 to its Growing Charter Fleet

Leading business aviation services company Desert Jet is pleased to announce the addition of a third Citation CJ3 to its charter fleet. This beautiful 2007 aircraft is based at the company’s Palm Springs headquarters at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). The Cessna Citation CJ3 is configured to accommodate up to seven passengers with beautiful… Read More

Desert Jet Continues Expansion of Its Leadership Team Following Record Growth

Desert Jet welcomes new Chief Operating Officer. Leading business aviation services company Desert Jet experienced an unprecedented year-over-year growth across its companies in 2017, culminating in a 100% revenue increase. That growth trend has continued through the first quarter of 2018 with Desert Jet strengthening its infrastructure and adding industry experts to its leadership team… Read More

Desert Jet Maintenance Receives NATA’s 2018 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Recognition Award

Desert Jet Maintenance has been recognized by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) as a 5-star award winner of the 2018 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Employer Recognition Awards! These awards are presented annually to companies that provide qualified new and recurrent AMT training to their employees. Award winners receive either a one, three or five-star… Read More

Desert Jet Sponsors Fashion Week El Paseo

Leading business aviation services company, Desert Jet, is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s fashion show extravaganza, Fashion Week El Paseo. The premier fashion event, held on Palm Desert’s own “Rodeo Drive”, will showcase clothing designers, renowned interior decorators, swimwear stylists and up-and-coming talent in the fashion field. Many of Fashion Week’s guests… Read More

Desert Jet Maintenance Awarded Coveted FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

Leading business aviation services company Desert Jet, proudly announces its Part 145 Certified West Coast aircraft maintenance and repair station, Desert Jet Maintenance, which specializes in the maintenance of Citation aircraft, was recently awarded the Diamond Award of Excellence by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This prestigious award is a true testament to the talent… Read More

Desert Jet Reports Record Growth in 2017 and Continues the Momentum Into 2018!

Leading business aviation services company Desert Jet reports a remarkable year-over-year growth in 2017 to its charter, FBO and maintenance businesses, with revenues increasing 100%! Desert Jet added four new aircraft to its charter fleet last year – including three super-mid-sized jets – and saw an upsurge reflecting 40% increase in charter flight hours and… Read More

Desert Jet Center Announces Opening of FBO at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Palm Springs, California

THERMAL, CALIFORNIA, August 2, 2016 – Desert Jet Center, the newest, full-service aviation company in Palm Springs/Greater Coachella Valley, based at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal (KTRM), proudly announces the opening of their FBO (Fixed Base Operation) to the business and general aviation community. Desert Jet Center now offers executive aircraft handling services… Read More

Desert Jet Maintenance Offers Complimentary Detailing Package

December 7, 2015, Thermal, California – Desert Jet Maintenance is offering a complimentary detail package with the completion of any major phase or document inspection. Desert Jet Maintenance’s in-house professional aircraft detailing department will provide a full exterior and interior detail of aircraft that are onsite for major phase and document inspections.  The exterior detail includes… Read More

Desert Jet Maintenance Adds Premier, Phenom Capabilities

November 12, 2015, Thermal, California – Desert Jet Maintenance, the aircraft maintenance division of Desert Jet, has added capabilities on the Embraer Phenom 100/300 and the Beechcraft Premier. Based at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, Desert Jet Maintenance is the only FAA Part 145 jet repair station based in the greater… Read More

Desert Jet Maintenance Expands Capabilities with New Battery Shop

November 11, 2015, Thermal, California – Desert Jet Maintenance, a FAA certified Part 145 aircraft maintenance company, has added a new battery shop to its capabilities. The new battery shop enables Desert Jet Maintenance to overhaul, check and charge most nickel-cadmium (NiCad) and lead acid battery models at its facility in the greater Palm Springs… Read More

Desert Jet Named as One of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine

Aviation Company Desert Jet Honored as One of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Inaugural Entrepreneur 360 Award Winners Palm Springs, California – Oct. 22, 2015 – Desert Jet (www.desertjet.com), a group of aircraft management, charter and maintenance companies based in Palm Springs, California, announced today that they have been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in its inaugural Entrepreneur 360… Read More

Desert Jet Adds a WI-FI Equipped Citation CJ3 to its Growing Charter Fleet

Palm Springs, California, January 3, 2014 – Desert Jet has added a second Citation CJ3 to its charter fleet. This beautiful newer aircraft is equipped with Wi-Fi and based at the company’s Palm Springs headquarters at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. The Cessna Citation CJ3 is configured to accommodate up to 8 passengers with beautiful… Read More

Desert Jet Awarded U.S. Government General Services Administration (GSA) Contract

La Quinta, California, November 8, 2013 – Desert Jet announced today that it has been awarded GSA contract GS-33F-002BA by the U.S. Federal Acquisition Service.  Placement on the GSA schedule allows Desert Jet to provide quality air travel services to all Government agencies. Schedules are long-term government-wide contracts established by the GSA with commercial firms.… Read More

Desert Jet Earns NBAA Flying Safety Award Third Year in a Row

La Quinta, California – October 16, 2013 – Desert Jet has earned the National Business Aviation Association’s Commercial Business Flying Safety Award for exceptional achievement in maintaining safe flying operations, for a third consecutive year. Only 45 aircraft charter companies have been presented with this award, from the nearly 2000 charter operators that are in business… Read More

Desert Jet Continues Expansion, Adding a Cessna Citation Bravo

La Quinta, California, August 29, 2013 – Desert Jet, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing private jet charter company the last three years in a row, has added a Cessna Citation Bravo to its charter fleet in response to continued demand from its charter clientele. The Citation Bravo is known for its excellent… Read More

Desert Jet Maintenance Earns FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification

August 26, 2013, Thermal, California – Desert Jet Maintenance, the aircraft maintenance division of Desert Jet, has earned FAA Part 145 certification as a Cessna Citation Certified Repair Station. Based at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, Desert Jet Maintenance is the only Part 145 jet repair station based in the greater… Read More

Desert Jet Named “Best Top Ten Aircraft Charter Service”

La Quinta, CA – May 2, 2013 – Desert Jet was honored today by Best of Luxury (www.bestofluxury.com) as one of the best top ten aircraft charter services in the nation. Best of Luxury evaluated Desert Jet on factors such as reliability, handling, performance, safety and comfort.  The evaluation process used by Best of Luxury… Read More

Desert Jet Reports Record Increase in Flight Hours in January

La Quinta, CA – February 6, 2013 – Desert Jet has announced a record increase in flight hours and revenue in January 2013 as compared to the previous year. Flight hours flown by Desert Jet increased over 200% in January on Desert Jet’s fleet of jet aircraft based in Southern California. The U.S. private aviation… Read More

NBAA Unveils New ‘No Plane No Gain’ Advertising Featuring Desert Jet

Orlando, FL, October 30, 2012 – A new media campaign emphasizing the size, importance and diversity of the business aviation community was unveiled today during NBAA’s 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), now underway in Orlando, FL. Six new print advertisements promoting the message of the No Plane No Gain program are featured throughout Convention… Read More

Desert Jet Earns NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award

La Quinta, California – October 22, 2012 – Desert Jet has earned theNational Business Aviation Association’s Commercial Business Flying Safety Award for exceptional achievement in maintaining safe flying operations. Only 39 aircraft charter companies have been presented with this award, from the nearly 2000 charter operators that are in business throughout the U.S.  Desert Jet has… Read More

Desert Jet Adds a Citation CJ3 to its Charter Fleet

Santa Ana, California, October 15, 2012 – Desert Jet, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing private jet charter company on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, has added a Citation CJ3 to its charter fleet.  This beautiful newer aircraft is based at the company’s newest location in Southern California at the Orange County-John Wayne… Read More

Desert Jet Launches Newly Redesigned Website

La Quinta, California – September 10, 2012 – Desert Jet, recognized as the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned provider of air charter flights and aircraft management services, has launched its newly redesigned website at www.desertjet.com. Optimized for today’s viewing devices such as the Apple iPad, the new site was created to give clients a better user experience… Read More

Desert Jet Lands Spot on the 2012 Inc. 500 List

The Nation’s Fastest Growing Private Jet Charter Company Ranks #69 on Magazine’s Exclusive List   NEW YORK, August 20, 2012 — Inc. magazine today ranked Desert Jet, an aircraft management and private jet charter company based in Southern California, on the prestigious Inc. 500 list, for the second time. The company earned the #69 spot on… Read More

Desert Jet Raises $25,000 for Local Charities

Desert Jet, the private jet provider for the greater Palm Springs area, raised over $25,000 last month to benefit local charities, using its fleet of jet aircraft. Desert Jet donated the use of one of its jets for the “The Grand Auction 2012”, the Boys and Girls Club of the Coachella Valley’s 30th annual Red… Read More

Desert Jet Achieves Elite Status as Wyvern Wingman

Desert Jet, an aircraft management and charter company based in Southern California, has successfully completed an on-site safety audit and has earned the elite Wyvern Wingman designation. Desert Jet was audited to the Wyvern Standard, a rigorous set of safety and operational benchmarks that far surpass industry standards. Wingman is the highest Wyvern rating and… Read More

Desert Jet Joins the Air Charter Association of North America

Desert Jet is proud to announce its membership in, and support of, the Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA). ACANA was formed in 2007 to provide a benchmark for professionalism and excellence in the air charter industry.  Its mission is to enhance and foster the air charter industry by promoting best practices and professionalism,… Read More

Desert Jet Named “The Official Jet Provider” of the Bob Hope Classic

Desert Jet, one of the country’s fastest-growing air charter companies, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Bob Hope Classic, and has been named the Official Jet Provider of this popular PGA Tour and FedexCup event. The 52nd annual Bob Hope Classic will be held on January 17-23, 2011.  The unique five-day format of… Read More

Desert Jet Becomes First Air Charter Company to Offer Online Booking via Facebook

August 17, 2010, La Quinta, CA — Desert Jet, a privately owned air charter company based in the Palm Springs area of California, today launched the air charter industry’s first quoting program accessible from a social media platform, enabling requests for flights directly from the company’s Facebook page. This quoting tool provides quick and easy… Read More

Desert Jet Donates Jet Aircraft for Citation Special Olympics Airlift

July 15, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, a leading aircraft charter and management company, is proud to announce their participation in Cessna’s Citation Special Olympics Airlift, the largest peacetime airlift in history. The Airlift is coordinated by the Cessna Aircraft Company, the world’s leading general aviation aircraft company. Participating Citations are donated to… Read More

Desert Jet Offers Flights to Exclusive Mexican Villa

March 13, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the air charter provider servicing the Palm Springs area, has announced a partnership with the exclusive Casa Colina, a stunning Mexican villa tucked away on the secluded Gold Coast of Mexico. Located on the Pacific coast of Mexico between Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta, Casa Colina is… Read More

Elite Land Tours Partners with Desert Jet for Luxury Adventures

Palm Springs, CA – February 1, 2010 – Elite Land Tours partnered with Desert Jet to create exciting new adventures throughout the state of California. “Elite Land Tours and Desert Jet are the perfect match”, Farley, owner of Elite land Tours, said. “Both companies have a strong commitment to safety, customer service, and luxury travel.”… Read More

Desert Jet Joins Angel Flight West, Flies First Mission

July 11, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the jet charter provider for the greater Palm Springs area, announced that it has joined Angel Flight West, a volunteer organization providing air transportation on private aircraft to those with medical or other compelling human needs. Through this alliance with the nonprofit charitable organization, Desert Jet… Read More

Desert Jet Sponsors Aviation Scholarship

July 1, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the leading aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area, announced that it will award a $1,000 scholarship at the 21st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, February 25-27, 2010, in Orlando, Florida. Desert Jet is sponsoring this scholarship to promote the professional… Read More

Desert Jet Teams with Animal Rescue Organization

June 22, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the jet charter provider for the Palm Springs area, has teamed with Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue, an animal rescue organization, to provide transport for animals rescued from puppy mills. Through the alliance with this non-profit organization, Desert Jet provides free air transportation for animals rescued from… Read More

Desert Jet Flies Where the Airlines Won’t

May 20, 2009, La Quinta, California — According to Desert Jet and recent data issued by the Official Air Guide (OAG), airline service in our region (Los Angeles to Las Vegas) experienced the largest decline in service of any region in the world in March 2009, losing 6726 flights (13.6% decline) compared to March 2008.… Read More

Green Skies Ahead for Desert Jet

May 19, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet has formed a strategic partnership with TerraPass®, the leading retailer of carbon offsets. The offset program is designed to reduce the carbon footprint resulting from private air transportation by funding clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction projects. This new partnership allows Desert Jet clients to directly… Read More

The Only Way to Fly… With Your Jet Set Pet

May 1, 2009, La Quinta, California — Consider the difficulties of traveling on the airlines these days. Then, add a pet to the equation. With the restrictions put in place by the airlines, which vary from carrier to carrier, it can be difficult to take the family pet along on a trip. Once en route,… Read More

Desert Jet Continues Expansion with New International Jet Charter Service

April 10, 2009, La Quinta, Cailfornia — Desert Jet, the fast-growing jet charter service company serving the Palm Springs desert area, has expanded its operation to include most of the Western Hemisphere (North American, Central America and South America). Flights are now available from all three desert airports to points as far north as Alaska… Read More

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