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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 to support further business development.

Following the record growth of the company’s on-demand charter services, including a 40 percent increase in charter flight hours and 62 percent increase in charter revenue in 2017, Desert Jet has created a new position of Chief Operating Officer and appointed Toby Benenson to the role.

As the new Chief Operating Officer, Toby is principally accountable for the overall strategic direction and leadership of Desert Jet’s internal and external processes. Formerly the Director, Mission Control for another charter operator, Toby’s expertise to optimize productivity and performance will be an integral part of Desert Jet’s future growth strategy.

“We are thrilled to welcome Toby to our team,” said Denise Wilson, President and CEO of Desert Jet. “Our team represents the solid bench strength that will take us to the next level in execution of our vision to be a “small giant” in the aviation industry.”

Significant additional hiring is expected to continue as Desert Jet plans to hire an additional 15 team members in 2018.

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.

Desert Jet Center is a brand new, world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and general aviation community at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). Desert Jet Center is a Preferred FBO for the Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA), the Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP), and is a 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 qualification. Desert Jet Center offers hangar space that accommodates aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650 and Global 6000.

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

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