THERMAL, Calif. – Desert Jet Center, the newest FBO at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM), has named Brad Elliott general manager. Elliott previously was customer relations manager for Banyan Air Service.
Beginning in the line service department of FBO Showalter Flying Service, Elliott rose to director of new business. After his tenure with Showalter Flying Service, he held various roles with AJ Publications, Air Journey and later Banyan Air Service. A longtime industry volunteer, Elliott has been a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Schedulers and Dispatcher’s Committee for the past four years, and most recently served as the chairman of the Vendor Sub-Committee.
Slated to begin operations from temporary facilities as early as January 2016, groundbreaking on a 10,000- square-foot FBO terminal and 22,500-square-foot hangar is planned coincident with opening. An EPIC Aviation branded location, Desert Jet Center will be the only independent, full-service FBO at the airport, according to company officials.