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Desert Jet Center

Desert Jet Center remains open and ready to support you if you plan to travel to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Desert Jet Center, the highest safety and 5-star customer rated FBO at KTRM, offers a brand-new state-of-the-art terminal and hangar facility designed to elevate the customer experience for visitors traveling to the Coachella Valley.

Desert Jet Center's newly constructed 32,500-square-foot modern FBO features:

- An upscale terminal with floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous observation deck offering spectacular views of the airport and its surrounding landscape
- The only climate-controlled hangar in the entire Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area
- 22,500-square-foot hangar with 28-foot hangar doors to easily accommodate aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650 and Global 6000
- Pilot lounge and snooze room, Wi-Fi, kitchen, shower, conference rooms, auto-spa facilities, and more
- Pet relieving station and pet refreshment bar

Desert Jet Center is the one true, full-service executive FBO in the valley providing access to a wide range of extended services, including aircraft maintenance and charter flight support.

- On-site FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station (the only repair station in the area) with capabilities for inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, airframe, avionics, engine and parts services. With Citation and Phenom expertise, we also offer services for all major aircraft manufacturers and provide rapid off-site AOG services
- On-site FAA-compliant aircraft detailing

At Desert Jet Center, safety is paramount and a priority.

- NATA Safety 1st trained line service technicians with the only NATA certified customer service representatives in the valley
- Certified NATA Safety 1st Clean Location

Desert Jet Center Customer Loyalty Program brings even more value to our customers with greater savings and cost reductions.

Desert Jet Center is the Preferred FBO at KTRM by CAA (Corporate Aircraft Association), CJP (Citation Jet Pilots Association) and Angel Flight West.
Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport
ASRI 130.85

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

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

Desert Jet Center
(760) 925-5876

Desert Jet Maintenance
(760) 394-8500

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.

5-Star customer rated for service and value. Highest safety rated FBO in the entire Greater Palm Springs area (NATA Safety 1st Trained certified line technicians and CSRs, and certified NATA Safety 1st Clean Location).


 NATA Safety 1st   U.S. Government Contract Fuel   CAA Preferred FBO   Avfuel Contract Fuel   Everest Fuel   World Fuel Contract Fuel   Go Rentals   FAA-Approved Repair Station   Cessna Service Center 
Services, Facilities and Amenities
  • Modern Facilities
  • 22,500 Square Feet of Climate Controlled 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 -- On-site
  • Laundry
  • Shower
  • After Hours Services
  • Concierge Services
  • Observation Deck
Aviation fuel services
Brand: Titan
Fueling hours: Our business hours are: 0600-2000. We also provide on-call service to support your early morning or late-night needs.
100LL Avgas Full service    $9.90
Jet A Full service    $7.40
Discounts: CAA Preferred FBO. Quantity and repeat customer discounts. Please call for more information on our Customer Loyalty Program. Special discounts for Citation owners!
Prices include all taxes.
Our Line Service Technicians and CSRs are NATA Safety 1st trained.  
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From Morten Eide on 12-Feb-2022

  Great service from the team. Thanks to Taylor and Jessica for coordinating fuel and food (pizza).
From Mason Bailey on 04-Jul-2021

  Great service and very nice folks but I was unable to take fuel so ended up with $70 in fees, which is pretty steep for a single engine piston.
From Tim Brennan on 01-Jun-2021

  One of the nicest and most professional FBO's I've ever been to. Did all the things right. Will definitely go back.
From Kirsten Berger on 01-Mar-2021

  Desert Jet Center's staff is second to none. Alonso met our jet upon arrival and was very friendly and helpful. Melina, Taylor, and Angel were all instrumental the next day in helping me with our very rushed situation (PAX moved their departure time up 3.5 hours). Each of them played an important role in ensuring everything I had to do in an incredibly short amount of time got done. It was all so appreciated. Thank you!!!
From Kyle Lei on 03-Nov-2020

  Our impromptu trip to KTRM was made so much more enjoyable by the helpful folks at Desert Jet Center. All we had to do before the trip was to give them a call, and they prepared the ramp, the crew car and everything. When we returned, our plane was refueled as requested and ready to go. Overall it was an extremely smooth experience, highly recommended to anyone flying to KTRM.
From Tim Cone on 22-Aug-2019

  Crisply efficient and professional line service with a very friendly attitude. Great job.
From Jeff Moorhouse on 29-Jul-2019

  Absolutely, without question, the friendliest staff I have encountered in recent years. 104 degrees upon landing my Beech Bonanza A36 they delivered ice cold water on the ramp, graciously carried our luggage into the cool, temporary lounge, borrowed a crew car to lunch. Every staff member was kind, friendly and attentive to our needs. Left the plane there for the weekend and the detailer did a phenomenal job hand waxing the plane in the hangar making sure it was ready to go right around the time of our scheduled departure. Can't wait until the new facility opens next month, we will definitely be back.
From Michael Sorensen on 02-Jun-2019

  5 Star service and attention no matter what you are flying. This is the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff anywhere.
From Gillian Jones on 11-May-2019

  I visited Desert Jet while my daughter took flying lessons. They pampered me! Their new facility is under construction however even without that I found a comfortable environment with front row seats to the private runway and a staff that are so caring and attentive, tending to my needs even before I had them. Thank you Desert Jet. You are an unparalleled facility and I look forward to seeing your growth and expansion once construction is complete.
From Christopher Lumsdaine on 04-May-2019

  Excellent service from Taylor, Porfi, and George. Reservation was made several months in advance for a conference. They had everything all set up when I arrived. Car was pulled right up to the plane and they even helped me unload the luggage. This was such an easy stop. I'm not sure why I would go anywhere else. I heard the new terminal should be open in about two months. That should be amazing when combined with the exceptional service.
From Steven Roy on 07-Apr-2019

  Absolute must add to your flight plan. FBO in Thermal, CA. It's not too big where you feel like a number and not too small where service isn't quite perfected. This perfectly size jewel is driven to perform for their clients from the moment you roll onto the ramp. They do an amazing job out of a very nice temporary building. However, don't let that fool you, the ultra modern masterpiece facility is nearly finish. If you are going to the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area, this is absolutely without a doubt the very best stop on your flight plan.
From M Green on 26-Mar-2019

  Usually don't leave reviews, but our experience with Taylor at Desert Jet was so exceptional, we had to leave kudos on a job well done. Exceeded our expectations!
From Michael Sorensen on 20-Feb-2019

  5 Star service and attention no matter what you are flying. This is the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff anywhere.
From Larry Zupon on 20-Feb-2019

  My wife and I travel in our Meridian quite a bit, so we've visited many airports and many FBOs. The service we experienced at Desert Jet was exceptional in all respects. We considered self serve at another FBO on the field, but chose Desert Jet, and don't regret that decision one bit. Soon they'll occupy their beautiful new building, but even from a trailer, this group shines.
From Guido Appenzeller on 19-Feb-2019

  Stopped here with a Piston for a weekend. Exceptional service. Rental car on ramp and extremely friendly staff.
From Jeff Jacobs on 23-Oct-2018

  We stopped at Desert Jet Center in our C-172 on Saturday 10/20/2018, for just a brief enroute fuel stop. Over 50 years of flying, this was probably our best FBO experience ever. We were treated like honored guests, with a fuel discount to boot. Thank you, Diana the visit at Desert Jet Center was a high point of our trip.
From Dean Friedt on 23-Oct-2018

  I organized a large fly-in of 22 Warbird trainer aircraft in October 2018. Desert Jet was the FBO we chose to support us - it was the right choice. Despite our leaky old airplanes that were sometimes in the way of the FBO's biz jet operation of high dollar aircraft, the BFO staff were, well, INCREDIBLE. Red carpets were literally "rolled out" for us everyday. Each pilot was met with water and full support, individually, on each sortie flown. Aircraft were marshaled, chocked and fueled immediately upon arrival - and each pilot was greeted by name with a smile and a question: "do you need anything Dean?" Their willingness and motivation to support our event was unparalleled. This was the best FBO support I have ever seen... Without question. We will bring our event back to Desert Jet. Thank you to all the staff: Roman, Adrienne and Diana! WOW... Awesome.
From Ronald Fedrick on 03-Oct-2018

  What a great team, they always make me feel like family
From C Hewitt on 02-Sep-2018

  Desert Jet Center is an exceptional FBO and it is the place to go when in the Palm Springs area. They have apparently decided they want a reputation as a top-tier FBO, and they are achieving it. They do all the things you expect from the best FBOs: Hertz or Go rental cars and water waiting at the plane when you land, line guys are quick to offer help with any requests, planes are ready and on the line when you ask them to be, and everything taken care without asking twice or missed because another aircraft distracted them. In addition, they are just friendly folks. As good as they do from their current facility, they are building a new one now that is expected to complete by first half of 2019. Worth a stop- as many of the reviews here say, you'll get a great experience regardless of your plane or mission.
From Gregory Aleksandrovsky on 02-Aug-2018

  When it comes to service, I have never experienced such amazing treatment from no other than Desert Jet Center. When we arrived for an angel flight mission in a Cessna 340, I was greeted with a carpet, cold water, and amazing ramp agents that even cleaned our windshield when asked. Not only that, but they all introduced themselves, open doors for us, and had this absolutely cute hangar dog that we almost took home ourselves. I'm not one to ever write a review, but this one was more than warranted. I cannot wait to be back again.
From John Fiscus on 04-Jul-2018

  Great service and friendly people. G650 or Cessna, they treat everybody like they want you there. We will be back.
From Steve Boone on 11-Jun-2018

  Great service. Awesome hospitality. They even put my plane in the hangar at ramp prices due to high winds. Thanks. I will definitely use them again.
From Brian First Chief Pilot TFT Aviation G450 N555TF on 04-Jun-2018

  Desert Jet Center was a great FBO! I would highly recommend this FBO for there friendly service from planning the arrival and until we left. A special thank you to Michael for updating us on our transportation needs. See everyone next time!
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