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Desert Jet Center Earns CAA Preferred FBO Status

Desert Jet CAATHERMAL, CALIFORNIA, August 22, 2016 – Desert Jet, a full-service diversified aviation company, announces that Desert Jet Center, its executive aircraft FBO based at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California (serving the greater Palm Springs area and the Coachella Valley) has been named a preferred FBO by the Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA).

A CAA Preferred FBO is selected based on a combination of good service and fair pricing provided to CAA Members by some of the most qualified personnel and management in the business. Becoming a CAA Preferred FBO is challenging; only 25 percent of FBO applicants are approved by CAA members and CAA only allows one CAA Preferred FBO at an airport. A successful FBO is presented an exclusive three-year contract with only one CAA Preferred FBO allowed per airport. This makes Desert Jet Center not only the only CAA Preferred FBO at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, but also the only Preferred FBO in the entire region which includes nearby Palm Springs International Airport and Bermuda Dunes Airport.

“We are very grateful to the members of CAA for their vote of confidence in Desert Jet Center. We take pride in delivering the service and benefits expected from a CAA Preferred FBO and are committed to exceeding our customer’s expectations,” said Desert Jet Center General Manager, Brad Elliott.

Desert Jet Center offers executive aircraft handling services for travelers to the Coachella Valley by air, including Jet A fueling, parking, hangar storage, terminal services, fully staffed detailing team and FAA-certified maintenance on jet aircraft. Specialized concierge services such as ground transportation and aircraft inflight catering are also available. The upscale “service station” for aircraft is the first of its type here in the desert. While there are existing FBOS in the region, none of them offer a full complement of all services that a business jet operator requires, such as aircraft maintenance, detailing, asset management, leasing, charter, and acquisition and sales representation.

Desert Jet Center recently announced the construction of its new seven-acre aviation facility which is slated to be completed by the end of this year. Desert Jet Center is temporarily operating from an upscale, interim facility located directly on the airport’s main arrival ramp, just yards from the airport’s 8500-foot-long runway. Hangar space is available to accommodate aircraft up to the size of the Gulfstream G650, one of the newest and largest business aviation aircraft. Both jet fuel and 100LL fuel is available and ramp space to accommodate aircraft as large as a Boeing 767 is ample.

About Desert Jet Center

Located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Palm Springs/Thermal, California, Desert Jet Center is a world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and general aviation community. Offering unrivaled service and premium amenities for customers, Desert Jet Center is a member of the Desert Jet family of companies.

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet, the parent company of Desert Jet Center, is a full-service aviation company providing jet owners with turn-key management of their aircraft – including FBO services, maintenance, and charter revenue that offsets the cost of ownership. Desert Jet’s “private car service of the sky” offers private flyers a smart alternative to jet cards, memberships, and fractional aircraft ownership.

Desert Jet has ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing, privately owned companies the last five years in a row and holds the nation’s highest safety ratings, including ARGUS Platinum, Wyvern Wingman and ISBAO Stage III.

For more information, visit the Desert Jet website at, email or contact (800) 381-JETS.

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