SOURCE: EPIC Aviation, LLC

EPIC Aviation, LLC

November 17, 2015 13:30 ET

Desert Jet Selects EPIC® as Fuel Supplier for New Desert Jet Center FBO

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - November 17, 2015) - Desert Jet, a private jet charter, management and maintenance company based at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, has selected EPIC as its aviation fuel supplier for Desert Jet Center, its new FBO at KTRM. Desert Jet recently announced a significant investment as it expands its operations at the popular Palm Springs area airport with the construction of a new facility and the formation of a new business, Desert Jet Center.

In addition to many new state-of-the-art amenities, Desert Jet Center will have a 48,000 gallon fuel farm to enable continuous availability of jet fuel to the thousands of business aircraft that visit the airport annually. EPIC will provide both Jet-A and Avgas (LL100) fuel to the operation and the EPIC credit card will be accepted for fuel and ancillary services.

"It was important to us to choose a supplier who not only understands our business, but more importantly, shares our commitment to the customer service experience," said Denise Wilson, President and CEO of parent company Desert Jet, and founder of Desert Jet Center. "Additionally, EPIC has a great track-record in providing innovative programs to help FBOs succeed as well as having stellar performance in safety, both of which weighed in our decision to select them," said Wilson.

"We're proud to partner with Desert Jet to help them succeed with their vision of changing the landscape at Thermal airport; both for the business aviation traveler and the local community with the addition of new, high-paying aviation jobs that will come with Desert Jet Center," said Steve McCullough, EPIC senior vice president of general aviation. "Desert Jet is a well-respected, well-run organization. Their expertise, convenient location and superior service, combined with the soon-to-be-built new facilities will make for an excellent customer experience."

About EPIC

EPIC Aviation LLC is a global supplier of aviation fuels, supplies and services to airlines, air cargo operators, general and corporate aviation, Fixed Base Operators as well as government and military customers around the world. Our diverse fuel supply network of over 300-plus supply points utilizes major refineries and all modes of transport to securely deliver quality-tested fuel to meet the needs of global aviation. EPIC helps to fuel our partners' success through high-quality customer service, industry-leading technology and responsible environmental stewardship. The EPIC FBO Network® and UVair FBO network locations can be found throughout North America and beyond. For more information please see EPIC online at www.EPICaviationllc.com.

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is a group of aircraft management, charter, maintenance and aircraft handling companies based in Palm Springs, California. Desert Jet has ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest growing, privately owned companies the last five years in a row.

Desert Jet's fleet of business jets fly corporations and high net worth/high profile individuals that value time and increased productivity without the hassles and inconvenience of airline travel. Structured as the private car service of the sky, private flyers can use Desert Jet's services as they need, with no requirements like buying a fractional share, jet card or membership. Desert Jet's asset management enables aircraft owners to enjoy the benefits of fleet efficiencies including reduction in operating costs, and innovations in safety, training and compliance that are typically only available to large managed aircraft fleets.

Desert Jet Center is a world-class FBO servicing the needs of the business and general aviation community.

Desert Jet is a broker of new and used aircraft acquisitions and sales, and Desert Jet Maintenance performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on jet aircraft. For more information visit the Desert Jet website at www.desertjet.com, email info@desertjet.com or contact (800) 381-JETS.

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