NetJets Inc. Chairman and CEO, Richard Santulli, has announced that James (Jim) Christiansen has been appointed as president of NetJets Aviation.Richard Santulli said, “A devoted member of the NetJets family, Jim was with our company in the early years and truly understands our commitment to customer service and safety. With Jim’s depth of experience, there is no one who knows our business better. I am confident that with Jim in this leadership role, NetJets will continue to grow as an industry leader.”
Jim Christiansen first joined NetJets in 1990, when he served as president of Executive Jet Aviation (now NetJets Aviation) for two years. Prior to rejoining NetJets in 2001, Mr. Christiansen served as president of K-C Aviation Transportation Services, as president of Wayfarer Ketch, as chief operating officer at Tag Aviation, and served on the board of directors of CitationShares. A former Army helicopter pilot, Mr. Christiansen has also served as chairman of the National Air Transportation Association and the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee that developed the new FAR Part 91K to regulate fractional operators.