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Management Programs

Management Programs

With Desert Jet, you can arrange for just the level of aircraft management you require – from minimal oversight of and assistance to your existing flight department, to a fully structured management program that encompasses all maintenance, staffing and operational requirements.

Here are just a few of the possibilities that we can deploy to efficiently manage the operation of your aircraft.  Please contact us at (760) 284-8799 to learn more and allow us to personalize a program to fit your needs.

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Turn Key Aircraft Management

Aircraft management through Desert Jet allows you to fully enjoy your ownership experience.  We manage all aspects of the operation of your aircraft, including:

  • Crew selection, management and training
  • Maintenance scheduling and oversight, including invoice settlements
  • Asset value retention
  • Reduction or elimination of state sales and use tax liabilities
  • Insurance coverage through Desert Jet’s flexible fleet policy

  • Storage of aircraft including hangar
  • Reduced fuel costs, pilot simulator training, insurance and maintenance services through our fleet purchasing program
  • Safety Management System implementation
  • Regulatory compliance (FAA, DOT, OSHA, IS-BAO, ICAO, etc.)

Charter Management

Charter managed aircraft clients enjoy all the benefits and services offered to fully managed aircraft, but with one important additional feature – the ability to offset fixed expenses during aircraft idle time with charter revenue.

Our charter client list includes high net worth individuals and successful businesses who treat your aircraft with care and respect during charter operations. We carefully schedule aircraft charters so your personal flight schedule is never interrupted.

In those cases when you might have a last-minute need for your aircraft while it is flying a charter, we have interchange agreements allowing you to access other aircraft in our fleet for the cost of fuel.  Our interchange agreements also allow you to fly on a larger or smaller aircraft than your own when your aircraft isn’t just right for the mission.

Charter Revenue Program

A great program designed for aircraft owners who want to supplement their own flying with revenue-generating operations.  Many owners in this program choose to fly 10 to 20 hour of charter per month to offset the fixed costs involved in the ownership of an aircraft.

Fleet Utilization Program

A special program designed for aircraft owners who no longer have a need to use their aircraft, or minimal need, and want the aircraft’s operations to produce cash flow.  The aircraft is placed into full-time charter operations through a traditional charter arrangement or by a dry lease agreement.

Aircraft Management Programs for Flight Departments

Aircraft Management

Desert Jet offers personalized aircraft management services to fit your specific needs.  As your advocate, we are diligent and committed to protecting your ownership investment.  We manage the operation of your aircraft as if it were our own, negotiating discounts whenever possible and scrutinizing expenses to keep costs down. Yet we never compromise on safety and service, ensuring you receive the best value possible.

We pass along to you our fleet purchasing power on critical aircraft services such as fuel, maintenance, insurance and crew training.  We can provide your flight department with the support they need to achieve the highest industry safety and regulatory compliance status.

Friends and Affiliates Program

You have friends or affiliated companies that want to use your aircraft, and you’d like to collect revenue without running afoul of the FAA and the IRS.  Our Friends and Affiliates program is your solution.

Dry Lease Program

This program allows you to lease your aircraft to one or more entities.  Desert Jet handles all the administrative and operational requirements on your behalf and keeps you on the right side of FAA regulations.

Fleet Interchange

Want to have access to larger or smaller aircraft but don’t want to make a capital investment?  If your aircraft is unavailable, use another aircraft in our fleet on an interchange basis just for the cost of fuel.

Ready to Learn More About How Our Aircraft Management Programs Can Benefit You?

Contact our team of Certified Aviation Managers today at (760) 284-8799 or email us at

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