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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 Center Prevails And Receives 18-Month Extension To Complete Construction Of Its Executive Terminal

Desert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest-rated Fixed Based Operator (FBO), is excited to announce that it has received the long-anticipated approval from Riverside County’s Board of Supervisors to resume construction of its upscale terminal facility. Desert Jet Center is located at the Jacqueline Cochran Airport in Palm Springs/Thermal, California (KTRM). The FBO has… 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 CENTER BECOMES THE ONLY FBO TO EARN THE HIGHEST INDUSTRY SAFETY STANDARDS DESIGNATIONS IN THE ENTIRE DESERT SOUTHWEST REGION OF THE U.S.

Desert Jet Center, the newest Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) in the greater Palm Springs area, today became the one and only FBO in the desert southwest region of the U.S. to hold the prestigious IS-BAH registration as well as the NATA Safety 1st certification, signaling a commitment of its leadership team to safety management and risk… 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 Adds a Citation Sovereign to its Expanding Charter Fleet

Palm Springs, California, August 15, 2017 – Desert Jet has added a 2009 Citation Sovereign to its charter fleet.  This beautiful aircraft is based at the company’s Orange County base at the John Wayne-Orange County Airport (KSNA) and is available for immediate charter. The Citation Sovereign is known for its versatility due to its short… Read More

Desert Jet Expands Its Fleet with a Gulfstream G200

Palm Springs, California, August 1, 2017 – Desert Jet has added a 2009 Gulfstream G200 to its charter fleet.  This beautiful aircraft is based at the company’s Palm Springs/Thermal headquarters at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM), and is available for immediate charter. The Gulfstream G200 is one of the more popular corporate jet aircraft… Read More

Desert Jet Celebrates Ten Successful Years in Operation

May 23, 2017, Palm Springs, California –The Desert Jet team recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary of operations with a static display, reception and dance party for friends, family, clients and customers that included a look-back to the successes and milestones enjoyed over the years. Desert Jet was initially founded in 2007 by Denise Wilson, an… Read More

Desert Jet Center Announces John J. Benoit Memorial Scholarship

May 17, 2017 (Thermal, CA) Desert Jet Center, part of the Desert Jet family of companies and the newest Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) announces the creation of the John J. Benoit Memorial Scholarship. Named to honor the legacy of much-loved Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor John J. Benoit… Read More

Desert Jet Welcomes a Bombardier Challenger 300 to its Expanding Charter Fleet

Palm Springs, California, April 12, 2017 – Desert Jet has added a 2009 Challenger 300 to its charter fleet.  This beautiful aircraft is based at the company’s Palm Springs/Thermal headquarters at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM), and is available for immediate charter. The Challenger 300 is one of the most popular corporate jet aircraft… Read More

Desert Jet Center Team Members Earn Prestigious NATA Certification

THERMAL, CALIFORNIA, March 1, 2017 – Desert Jet Center, the newest full service aviation company based at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Palm Springs/Thermal (KTRM), is proud to announce that two team members have earned the National Air Transportation Association’s Customer Service Representative (CSR) Certification. The CSR Certification program was designed to strengthen the core… Read More

Desert Jet Adds a Citation Excel to its Growing Charter Fleet

Palm Springs, California, November 19, 2016 – Desert Jet has added a Citation Excel to its charter fleet.  This beautiful aircraft is based at the company’s Palm Springs/Thermal headquarters at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM), and is available for immediate charter. The Cessna Citation Excel is configured to accommodate 8 passengers with beautiful leather… Read More

Desert Jet Center Earns CAA Preferred FBO Status

THERMAL, 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).… Read More

Desert Jet Earns IS-BAO Stage III Registration

August 3, 2016, Palm Springs, California – Desert Jet, the premier aircraft management and charter company based in the Palm Springs area of California, participated recently in an IS-BAO audit and received Stage III registration. IS-BAO is a worldwide code of best practices based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) International Standards and Recommended… 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. “The opening of Desert Jet Center is the next… Read More

Desert Jet Center Breaks Ground on FBO Complex

April 28, 2016, Thermal, CA – Desert Jet Center, part of the Desert Jet family of companies, has broken ground on the newest Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (Thermal CA, KTRM). With some 80 invited guests assembled and local news in attendance, the event included speeches from Desert Jet President and… Read More

Desert Jet Renews ARGUS Platinum Safety Rating

February 3, 2016, La Quinta, California – Desert Jet, the premier aircraft management and charter company based in the Palm Springs area of California, participated recently in an ARGUS Platinum renewal audit and earned the Platinum safety rating. The prestigious Platinum Rating is ARGUS’ highest level of safety ratings and is awarded only to those… Read More

Stuart Illian Joins the Desert Jet Executive Team

La Quinta, California – January 25, 2016 – Desert Jet, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned provider of air charter flights, aircraft management services, jet maintenance and executive FBO services five years running, has announced that Stuart Illian has joined the team as VP of Business Development for the Desert Jet family… Read More

Desert Jet Center Appoints General Manager; Anticipates January Opening of FBO

December 15, 2015 (Thermal, CA) Desert Jet Center, part of the Desert Jet family of companies and the newest Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) announces the appointment of Brad Elliott as General Manager. Elliott, who previously held the position of Customer Relations Manager for Banyan Air Service, brings nearly… 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 Earns Safety Trifecta

August 5, 2014, La Quinta, California – Desert Jet, the premier jet charter, management and maintenance company based in the Palm Springs area of California, has surpassed three of the aviation industry’s most stringent safety standards and earned several safety certifications by participating in three safety audits. The three audits were the Wyvern Wingman audit,… Read More

Desert Jet Named Among “50 Fastest Growing” Women-Owned/Led Companies Worldwide

La Quinta, California, April 25, 2014 – Thermal-based Desert Jet, a fast-growing aircraft charter, maintenance and management company, was honored by the Women President’s Organization (WPO) as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned/Led Companies this week at the organization’s annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The annual ranking is determined by a sales-growth… 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

Denise Wilson of Desert Jet Named to Enterprising Women Advisory Board

RALEIGH, N.C. – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine (http://www.enterprisingwomen.com), has appointed Robin Bailey and Denise Wilson to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. As the President and CEO of Desert Jet, Wilson is dedicated to providing clients with expertise in acquiring, operating, maintaining and generating revenue using private jet aircraft. During her… 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 Adds Seventh Jet to its Charter Fleet

La Quinta, California, March 6, 2013 – Desert Jet, an Inc. 500 company, has added a beautiful Citation V to its charter fleet, which now consists of seven jets.  This aircraft is based at the company’s Southern California desert headquarters in the greater Palm Springs area (KTRM, the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport), and will be… 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

Denise Wilson Honored With Enterprising Women of the Year Award

La Quinta, CA – February 3, 2013 – Desert Jet has announced that Denise Wilson, President and CEO, has received the Enterprising Women of the Year award for 2013 by Enterprising Women magazine. The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Award, which recognizes the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and around the globe, is… Read More

Desert Jet Founder Recognized as Top Female CEO on the 2012 Inc. 500 List

La Quinta, CA – December 10, 2012 – Denise Wilson, President and founder of California-based Desert Jet, was featured by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top Female CEOs in the nation on the prestigious Inc. 500 list.  The feature can be found here http://www.inc.com/ss/inc5000/caitlin-berens/top-female-ceos-2012-inc-500?slide=6#4. Denise Wilson began her career in aviation as a pilot. … Read More

Desert Jet Launches Streamlined Jet Charter Booking Process for Charter Brokers

La Quinta, California, December 6, 2012 – Desert Jet, an aircraft charter and management company based in Southern California, has launched a streamlined jet charter booking process for its industry clients. Desert Jet has been the “go-to” company for jet charter requests on the weekends when most other West Coast operators don’t have staff available… Read More

Desert Jet Adds Second New Citation Mustang to its Charter Fleet

Los Angeles, California, November 6, 2012 – Desert Jet, recognized by Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 list as the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned jet charter company the last two years in a row, is pleased to announce the addition of another new Citation Mustang to its fleet of corporate jet aircraft available for charter.  The new… 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

Spirit of the Entrepreneur Finalists Announced

Denise Wilson of Desert Jet selected as a finalist from a pool of more than 150 nominees SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., September 27, 2012 – The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino announced the finalists for this year’s Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards program. The award recipients will be announced at… 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 Receives Top Ratings from Dun & Bradstreet’s Open Ratings

La Quinta, California – September 5, 2012 – Desert Jet, a nationally recognized provider of air charter flights and aircraft management services, has earned a 95% customer satisfaction rating in Dun & Bradstreet’s 2012 Open Ratings survey of existing customers. The rating was based on Desert Jet’s Past Performance Evaluation, specifically covering customer satisfaction metrics such… 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 Adds a New Citation Mustang to Its Charter Fleet

San Diego, California, July 30, 2012 – Desert Jet, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned jet charter company on the 2011 Inc. 500 list, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Citation Mustang to its fleet of corporate jet aircraft available for charter. The new addition to the fleet… Read More

Desert Jet Sponsors Charity Golf Tournament at Bighorn

La Quinta, CA, May 4, 2012 – Desert Jet, one of the country’s fastest-growing jet charter companies, is proud to announce its corporate sponsorship of the Desert European Motorcars Charity Invitational Golf Tournament at Bighorn in Palm Desert, with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. The event will be held on May 11, 2012 with participants playing… 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

NBAA Announces Recipients of Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship

Two Desert Jet Pilots Recognized This Week at the NBAA Leadership Conference Washington, DC, February 22, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the individuals who have been selected by the Association’s Corporate Aviation Management Committee as recipients of the 2012 NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship. Each scholarship includes a value equivalent… Read More

Desert Jet Adds 2002 Citation Encore to Its Charter Fleet

Desert Jet, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned jet charter company on the 2011 Inc. 500 list, is pleased to announce the addition of a 2002 Citation Encore to its charter fleet.  The new addition to the fleet is based at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Palm Springs/Thermal, California. The… Read More

Denise Wilson Awarded the Dorothy B. Brothers Executive Scholarship

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council announced that Denise Wilson, President and founder of California-based aircraft management company Desert Jet, has been awarded the coveted Dorothy B. Brothers Executive Scholarship. One of only 14 recipients nationwide, Wilson was selected from a national pool of woman business leaders to receive $11,000 in tuition to attend an executive… Read More

Desert Jet Hosts Private Event at Jacqueline Cochran Air Show

Desert Jet, the desert’s jet aircraft management and charter company, has announced it is hosting a private event for clients and friends during the Eighth Annual Jacqueline Cochran Air Show to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, California. Three of… Read More

Desert Jet Proud to Sponsor the Angel Flight West Golf Tournament

Desert Jet, an aircraft management company based in Southern California, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 17th Annual Angel Flight West Golf Tournament on November 1, 2011 at the Resort at Pelican Hill, benefiting the Angel Flight West organization. Founded in 1983, Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free,… Read More

Desert Jet Exhibits at NBAA2011 in Las Vegas

Aircraft management and charter company Desert Jet, an Inc. 500 company, has announced it will be attending NBAA2011, the National Business Aviation Association’s 64th Annual Meeting and Convention to be held October 10-12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Desert Jet representatives will be on site at exhibit booth C9844, located next to Cessna Aircraft Company.… 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 Adds Citation Bravo to Charter Fleet

Desert Jet, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing private jet charter company on the 2011 Inc. 500, has added a 2002 Citation Bravo to its charter fleet in response to increased demand from its charter clientele. The Citation Bravo is known for its excellent short runway capability, fuel efficiency and passenger cabin comforts.… Read More

Desert Jet Named to the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies

Desert Jet, The Nation’s Fastest Growing Private Jet Charter Company, Ranks #296 on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 NEW YORK, August 23, 2011 — Inc. magazine today ranked Desert Jet, an aircraft management and charter company based in Southern California, number 296 on its 30th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The… Read More

Desert Jet Sees Triple Digit Growth, Prepares for More Expansion

During the past year, aircraft management and charter company Desert Jet grew by 175 percent in revenue and charters flown.  Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown over 1100 percent, despite having begun operations during a depressed economy and a flat charter market nationwide. What’s the secret to the company’s success?  Choosing the right fleet,… Read More

Desert Jet Sponsors Charity Golf Tournament

La Quinta, CA, May 10, 2011 – Desert Jet, one of the country’s fastest-growing jet charter companies, is proud to announce its corporate sponsorship of the Sandi Phillips Pro-Am at PGA West and the Citrus Club, a charity golf tournament with the proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association. This inaugural event will be held on… Read More

Desert Jet Earns WBENC Certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise

La Quinta, CA, April 7, 2011 – Desert Jet, an aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area of California, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Desert Jet is the only certified… 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 Sponsors Aviation Scholarship

La Quinta, California, November 1, 2010, — Desert Jet, the leading aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area, announced that it will award a $1,000 aviation scholarship at the 22st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, February 24-26, 2011, in Reno, Nevada. Desert Jet is sponsoring this scholarship to promote the… Read More

Desert Jet Acquires Hawker 1000, Expands its Charter Service

La Quinta, CA, September 25, 2010 — Desert Jet, the desert’s premier on-demand air charter service, has acquired a Hawker 1000 for one of its clients, and has added the aircraft to its charter operations. This makes the second fleet addition for Desert Jet in the last month, doubling the size of their charter fleet.… Read More

Desert Jet Expands Fleet, Adds New Beechcraft King Air B200GT

La Quinta, CA, September 20, 2010 — Desert Jet, the desert’s premier on-demand aircraft charter service, continues to expand its fleet in response to strong customer demand. A 2008 Beechcraft King Air B200GT has joined Desert Jet’s growing fleet.  Balancing luxury, performance and efficiency, the newly redesigned Beechcraft King Air B200GT is the ideal charter… Read More

Desert Jet Adds Third Certified Aviation Manager to Management Team

La Quinta, CA, August 18, 2010 — Desert Jet, the Palm Springs area’s leading aircraft management and private jet charter company, has announced that Rob Wilson, Director of Operations, has obtained the industry’s highest recognition by passing a rigorous examination administered by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Out of the 8,000 plus companies represented… 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

Denise Wilson of Desert Jet Named Finalist for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2010 Contest – Presented by The UPS Store

Desert Jet, an aircraft charter and management company, announced today that company President and founder Denise Wilson has been named a finalist in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2010 contest among entrants pooled from across the country. Wilson propelled to the top five in the Emerging Entrepreneur category for building a successful business that positively impacts… Read More

Desert Jet Expands Aircraft Management Department

July 25, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the Palm Springs area’s only jet charter company, is expanding its aircraft management department to meet the increasing demand for business jet aircraft and charter aircraft in the region. Many businesses and individuals are now considering the purchase of an aircraft, in light of the recent… 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

The Only Way to Fly Private Jets… With Your Jet Set Pet

Consider the difficulties of traveling on the airlines these days and you’ll want to fly on private jets instead.  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… Read More

Desert Jet Named Preferred Jet Provider for the Bermuda Dunes Airport

May 7, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the premier aircraft charter company based in the Palm Springs area, has been named the Preferred Jet Provider for the Bermuda Dunes Airport, located in the desert resort community of Bermuda Dunes, California. Desert Jet will provide on-demand charter services in its Citation V, Citation Encore… Read More

Desert Jet‘s Corporate Video Wins ADDY Award

March 13, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet’s corporate video, produced by La Quinta-based Point7West, received a Gold ADDY Award at the advertising industry’s esteemed ADDY® Awards competition sponsored by the Palm Springs – Desert Cities chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Awards were announced at the annual ADDY Awards Ceremony and Gala held… 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

Desert Jet Announces Recipient of 2010 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship

February 26, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet announced today that an individual has been selected by the company’s scholarship committee to receive the Desert Jet Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship. The Corporate Aviation Management scholarship, valued at $1,000, is offered to assist charter and corporate pilots in attaining the training needed to move into… Read More

Desert Jet President, Denise Wilson, to Speak at WAI Conference

February 22, 2010, La Quinta, California — Denise Wilson, President and Chief Pilot for Desert Jet, the jet charter provider for the Palm Springs area, will be a keynote speaker at the 21st International Women in Aviation Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida on Friday, February 26th, 2010. More than 3,000 women and men… Read More

Desert Jet Launches an Enhanced Website, Offering Online Charter Quotes

February 21, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet has launched an enhanced website, www.desertjet.com, which allows clients to request a charter quote directly from the site. The website includes an online quoting tool that provides a quick and easy way to obtain instant charter quotes for Desert Jet’s entire fleet, as well as the… Read More

Desert Jet Becomes First Area Charter Provider Authorized to Fly into D.C.’s Reagan Washington National Airport

February 8, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet has become the first Palm Springs-based air charter company to be authorized by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to operate charter flights into and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). All flights into DCA were restricted after the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon on… 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 Earns IS-BAO Certification

November 13, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the premier jet charter provider for the greater Palm Springs area, announced today that it has earned the highly prestigious certification known as the IS-BAO. IS-BAO is the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations, a strict code of best practices established for corporate flight departments and… 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

Desert Jet Granted Border Overflight Authority

April 15, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the desert’s leading jet aircraft charter service company, has been granted an overflight permit by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for its fleet of jet aircraft. Desert Jet’s clients can now enjoy the convenience of flying directly into Palm Springs International Airport to clear customs… 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

Desert Jet Receives FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certification, Launches Website

February 27, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, a jet charter and aircraft management company based in the Palm Springs area, received its Part 135 air carrier certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and has launched its charter operations. The Desert Jet charter fleet consists primarily of the Cessna Citation Encore and the… Read More

Desert Jet Founder Is One of Few to Receive Top National Certification

February 23, 2009, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet, the Palm Springs area’s leading aircraft management and private jet charter company, has announced that Denise Wilson, President and Founder, has obtained the industry’s highest recognition by passing a rigorous examination administered by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Mani Ott, Director of Management Services, made… Read More

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