Jim Christiansen Named President of NetJets Aviation
NetJets chairman and CEO Richard Santulli announced that long-time business aviation leader Jim Christiansen “will be assuming the position of president of NetJets Aviation,” in Columbus, Ohio. Santulli said, “With Jim's depth of experience, there is no one who knows our business better.” The position has been unfilled since Bill Boisture resigned in January 2006 after joining the fractional operator in October 2003. Christiansen, who as chairman of the National Air Transportation Association led the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee that helped the FAA develop FAR Part 91 Subpart K, joined NetJets in late 2001 as v-p of national accounts for the company’s fractional aircraft ownership program. Before joining NetJets, Christiansen was executive v-p and COO of charter/management firm TAG Aviation USA.