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Desert Jet Center

Desert Jet Center is a NEW executive, full-service FBO now open!. Desert Jet Center brings a new upscale look to the airport and a level of service that was once a tradition in the executive aircraft handling industry.

Desert Jet Center has the highest safety ratings of any FBO within 100 miles. We are IS-BAH registered and a CAA Preferred FBO. Our line service technicians are NATA Safety 1st certified and we have the only NATA certified customer service representatives in the desert! We care about safety and service and giving you the best of both.

Onsite services include jet maintenance (FAA Part 145 Repair Station), hangar rental, FAA-compliant aircraft detailing, and brand new courtesy crew cars. All of our equipment, from LEKTRO tugs to GPUs, are BRAND NEW!

Desert Jet Maintenance is the only FAA Part 145 jet repair station in the Coachella Valley. Our capabilities include all inspections on all Cessna Citation aircraft including CE500 series, all CE525 aircraft, Citation Excels, Mustangs, M2, Sovereigns and the Citation X, as well as the Phenom 100, 300 and Beechcraft Premier. Desert Jet Maintenance is staffed by factory-trained, experienced, and certified maintenance professionals. Although we pride ourselves as the Citation and Phenom experts, we also offer airframe, engine and part services for all major aircraft manufacturers.

Rapid off-site AOG services are also available both in the Palm Springs area and throughout the desert southwest either by our fully-equipped AOG van or our airborne mobile service unit, a Cirrus SR22.

Give us a try and you'll soon learn why Desert Jet has earned the position of fastest growing aviation company in the nation (Inc. 500 list).
Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport
ASRI 130.85

56-600 Invader Blvd
Thermal, CA 92274
United States of America

toll-free 1-800-338-5876
Fax 760-600-5553

Desert Jet Center
(760) 925-5876

Desert Jet Maintenance
(760) 399-1000

Desert Jet Charter
(760) 399-1000

Aircraft Management
(760) 399-1000
Located directly off runway 17/35. Landside access at the corner of Avenger and Invader.


 NATA Safety 1st   CAA Preferred FBO   CJP FuelAdvantage   Bravo Rewards   Crew cars   Enterprise Rent-A-Car   Hertz   FAA-Approved Repair Station   Cessna Service Center   Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)   Better Business Bureau   National Business Aviation Association 
Services, Facilities and Amenities
  • Modern Facilities
  • 26,000 Square Feet of Hangar Space
  • Conference Room
  • Pilot Lounge & Flight Planning Room with WSI
  • WiFi and Wireless Printing
  • 24 Hour Ramp and Facility Security Camera Surveillance
  • Ramp Side Auto Access
  • Rental Cars Onsite
  • Brand New Crew Car
  • Auto Spa Facilities
  • Electric Car Charging Stations - COMING SOON!
  • Pet Area
  • FAA Part 145 Jet Maintenance Repair Station on site
  • Aircraft Detailing and Cleaning -- Onsite
  • Laundry
  • Shower - COMING SOON!
  • After Hours Services
  • 22,500 Square Feet of Climate Controlled Hangar - COMING SOON!
Aviation fuel services
Brand: EPIC
Fueling hours: Effective 02 October 2017, our Autumn/Winter business hours are: 0600-2200. Please call in advance for after-hour assistance. Thank you.
100LL Avgas Full service    $6.73
Jet A Full service    $5.69
Discounts: Quantity and repeat customer discounts. Please call for more information. Special discounts for Citation owners!
Prices include all taxes.
Our line service technicians are NATA Safety 1st trained.  
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From Dennis Combs on 15-Jan-2018

  I flew my Eclipse jet to Thermal yesterday to ride my bicycle to the Salton Sea. I got a great price on Jet A through contract fuel and all of the team met me at my plane. Showering me with drinks and snacks. Thanks guys for the great experience 👍 So much service! Peace Out - Combsy
From Harold Graebe on 15-Jan-2018

  Super friendly and attentive! Great place to stop.
From Dean Friedt on 05-Oct-2017

  These guys are great!!! I haven't been back to Thermal for sometime, but upon my return I found a new Jet Center - Desert Jet! They literally rolled out the carpet and had a few bottles of water waiting. It was just me in my little Yak 50, but they treated me like Royalty. I explained that I didn't need much fuel and may need a place to shelter the airplane for a couple hours from the dust storm that was on the way. They said "we treat everyone the best we can, little or small"...That is great customer service. They refueled me and pulled my 50 into the hangar with all the other jet and such.... Made me feel special and important. That is what you want in a Jet Center...Very, very good work!! I will be back.
From Chase Harris on 28-Sep-2017

  This is by far the best FBO I have ever been to. We flew in a couple weeks ago in a CJ4 and stayed multiple nights. They have CAA fuel which is why we originally made the plan to stay at Desert Jet. The service we received from arrival to departure is unmatched by any other FBO I have been to. Kiersten and Jorge stayed late when they probably would rather be doing anything else than waiting on us and greeted us with hospitality and top notch service after closing time. Heather, Diana, Adrienne, Malcolm, and Roman were all extremely helpful and some of the nicest people we've ever met. After a lot of confusion on arrival, they made sure we were taken care of and helped us with everything we needed and more. Absolutely a top level FBO!
From Kate Spates on 25-Sep-2017

  I have had the pleasure of taking off and landing in several locations around the southwest US for quick trips. It was never more apparent how upscale and outstanding Desert Jet is until we were received at a San Diego airport and expected the same type of service and were so disappointed. When we came back to KTRM, we were greeted friendly Desert Jet voices on the radio receiving us, our cars parked out by the airstrip, friendly faces greeting us with water, grabbing our bags for us, asking about our trip. It was so incredibly welcoming and made us feel like the only clients they were expecting that day, it was amazing. I'm forever spoiled and doubt anyone can match the level of service that Desert Jet FBO provided. I'm super impressed and highly recommend.
From T Myers on 26-Aug-2017

  We used Desert Jet for the first time a few weeks ago. The service was exceptional. Heather met us with cold water and snacks immediately upon shutdown and Luis had our rental car cooled down and pulled up to the plane. They had hangar room for our Mooney for several nights and had it topped off and pulled out of the hangar by 6:15 AM for departure. We will definitely use Desert Jet again.
From Toby Kamark on 08-Jun-2017

  The people at Desert Jet make a Great FBO, amazing staff and service, great attention to detail and very personable. Thank you Desert Jet see you again soon.
From Jeff Wanke on 07-Jun-2017

  Stopped in for a few days in our Citation. The Desert Jet team is top-notch. Adrienne made sure our arrangements were all set and met us at the airplane with cold water and a smile. Luis took care of my lav even though I insisted that I could take care of it myself. With the heat, we were able to get a reasonable hangar. When I went the next day to check on the airplane, Malcolm was more than accommodating -- even spot cleaned my airplane. Diana and Kiersten made sure we were well taken care of. Truly, this was some of the best service I ever got from an FBO. High fives to the great (and very friendly) team at Desert Jet. Don't hesitate to choose them at TRM.
From Bill Woods on 09-May-2017

  Good Up & Coming FBO. Very nice people. Very interested in helping in any way that they can. Courteous. Fair fuel prices. We accidentally left a set of keys in the garbage and they kept on digging until they found them. Then they mailed them to us. We will use Desert Jet Center in the future.
From Greg Scott on 09-Apr-2017

  DJC is an excellent FBO. They could not have been more accommodating. While we were in La Quinta a storm blew in unexpectedly with very high winds. On their own accord, they hangared my plane. I highly recommend them and they are CAA members to boot.
From Peter Scoville on 08-Apr-2017

  Excellent experience at Desert Jet. Rental car was plane side upon landing and every detail taken care of including suggesting a hangar for one night when the winds were forcasted to be 65kts (and they were) Thanks Desert Jet team.
From Sriram Narayan on 19-Mar-2017

  Treated like royalty when we arrived in a Mooney. Great attention to detail, the staff was helpful in every way. The rental car was ready and waiting. Wonderful experience. Thank-you.
From John Tye on 21-Feb-2017

  Great group to work with. Rental car at plane side on arrival, and checked in correctly on departure (not always the case at some FBO's). Had to make a schedule change that was accommodated by the staff effortlessly. On departure plane was up front and fueled as requested. Line tech pitched in with luggage loading. Overall--great experience.
From Kyle McElwain on 02-Jan-2017

  The team at Desert Jet is amazing. Very detail oriented and a pleasure to work with.
From John Harrison on 04-Dec-2016

  It's not that often I leave comments but when I do it is because I am WOW'ed. The staff at Desert Jet Center blew me away with their customer service. I wish every business would demonstrate the kind of customer service we received at Desert Jet Center. Thank you all who made me look good to my employer and passengers. You have won my loyalty!
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