Palm Springs, California-based Desert Jet Center is bolstering its maintenance capabilities in search of more third-party work, maintenance general manager James Logue told AIN. "We're adding more avionics capability and looking to take advantage of our airframe experience to book more phase checks," Logue said. Seasonal demand means summer is the company's slow period, making it ideal for longer-duration projects.
Logue and his team of six mechanics support Desert Jet's eight-aircraft fleet, which includes Cessna Citations, a Gulfstream G200 and a Bombardier Challenger 300. It also has Embraer Phenom 100/300 capabilities. Logue said his operation, which includes a Part 145 repair station, can handle everything from battery reconditioning to airframe work. It also offers engine removal and installation and pre-purchase inspections.
"We have built up a lot of experience maintaining our fleet," Logue said. "We're looking to use it and support operators in the region."