Desert Jet recruits trio of industry veterans


Palm Springs, USA-based business aviation service company Desert Jet has added three industry professionals to its team.

The expertise and experience that Shaun McQuain, Jeff Irvine and Suzanne Temesvari bring to the charter company’s leadership team will be instrumental to its growth and aligns with the new direction Desert Jet has taken under the leadership of CEO, Jared Fox, said the company.

Shaun McQuain, Desert Jet Charter’s vice president of charter operations and the 14 CFR 119.69 director of operations, will manage all Desert Jet Charter safety initiatives, flight operations, and operational control.

McQuain will work closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to maintain the levels of safety and regulatory compliance. He will also lead recruitment efforts

McQuain is also a pilot for Desert Jet and has more than 6,000 hours of flight experience, having flown for both the airlines and previous on-demand charter companies.

Jeff Irvine brings 15 years of aviation and leadership experience to his new role as chief pilot. Irvine joined the company more than five years ago as a senior captain, training captain and check airman.

Formerly a flight academy flight instructor, Irvine was credited with spearheading a new program for flight students that would later grow into a full division at the academy and has since trained hundreds of students. As Desert Jet’s chief pilot, Irvine will help to build a strong team of professional pilots dedicated to safety, efficiency and teamwork. Irvine also continues to fly Desert Jet charter missions and has nearly 6,000 hours of flight experience.

As one of Desert Jet’s newly appointed director of charter sales and logistics, Suzanne Temesvari will oversee the day-to-day functions of the charter sales team and develops processes to maximize the efficiency of the Desert Jet fleet.

With 14 years in the aviation industry, Temesvari’s background spans worldwide charter sales, operations, and customer service.

She began her career in charter operations and sales as a dispatcher for a California-based light jet operator, and eventually oversaw a sales team for one of the largest heavy jet charter operators in the world. Temesvari’s  experience and  leadership skills will be instrumental to the development of a high-performing charter sales team, said Desert Jet.

Desert Jet CEO Jared Fox said, “We are very pleased to have Shaun, Jeff and Suzanne on our team. Enhancing our leadership is a vital step that supports the changes we’re making at Desert Jet. I feel very lucky to get to work with such talented people and look forward to the contribution they each will make to our organization.”

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