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Cessna Citation CJ3

Using the proven method of improving on past versions, the Citation CJ3 is here to play. Unveiled at the 2002 NBAA convention, the Citation CJ3 is a stretch of the CJ2, which is a stretch of the CJ1. With a cabin that is nearly 16 feet long, this version gives you even more room to… Read More

The Electronic Flight Bag Goes Digital

The Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) has evolved over the last 20 years from a complicated cumbersome addition to the cockpit to a device essential to the contemporary pilot.  The EFB is a device that allows flight crews to perform a variety of functions that were traditionally accomplished by using paper documents. The EFB can perform… Read More

Desert Jet Values Safety

At Desert Jet we have been leading the way in one of the most important culture changes in aviation history, the implementation and practice of a Safety Management System.   Desert Jet’s dedication to improving how we operate and make decisions is influenced by our ability to dramatically reduce the amount of risk we operate by. … Read More

IS-BAO – What It Is and What Does it Mean in Aircraft Charter?

IS-BAO stands for “International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations”.  This code of best practices was introduced by the International Business Aviation Council and has been widely adopted as the worldwide gold standard for business aircraft operations.  It is similar to the ISO-9000 quality management standards in the manufacturing industry.  The IS-BAO has been endorsed by… Read More

Corporate Jets – The Indespensible Business Tool

Let Desert Jet make your trip more productive – charter a corporate jet for your next business flight. Travel has been a part of business since the beginning of time. From the days of taking ocean liners to visit business centers across the ocean, to driving cars across country to visit clients a state or… Read More

What is a Fixed Base Operator?

As an aircraft charter operator utilizing over 5,000 airports nationwide, we are frequently asked about the infrastructure in place at various airports designated to service aircraft and allow passengers access to their aircraft.  Many airports utilize a private jet terminal, also known as an FBO or “Fixed Base Operator”. A fixed based operator could be… Read More

Private Jet Charter and the Border Overflight Permit

Due to U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations, all private and commercial international flights without an overflight permit that cross into the United States from the southern U.S. border must stop at the first airport of entry to clear customs. However, many private and commercial operators have the option to “overfly” the U.S. southern border… Read More

VIPs – Jet Set Pets!

Have you or anyone you’ve known been concerned pets may not be welcome aboard charter jets?  More often than not your pets are just as much a VIP as you are aboard a charter jet.  If your pet does well with car rides; they will do well traveling by private jet. There are the occasional… Read More

Fuel Surcharges: Why?

Fuel prices are on a roller coaster ride and aviation, or Jet A, fuel is not immune to the constant changes.  We all have to keep our eyes and ears open for cheaper prices, incentives with minimum purchase or pricing trends that may be coming due to newsworthy circumstances.  However, during a business trip or… Read More

Flying High? Lower Might Be Better

Recently, we flew a first-time client who, unbeknownst to us, had just been released from the Mayo Clinic after having a successful lung operation.  When we met the client at the aircraft, he appeared to be in good health and made no mention of his recent medical experience. However, as we climbed up to our… Read More

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