Karl Childs | Article

Former Executive Joins Jet Advisors

Jet Advisors’ strength in the industry has always depended on the wealth of information and expertise that underlie our research.   This week Jet Advisors announces the addition of an industry veteran and former private jet manufacturing executive to our team.

Karl Childs is an expert in private jet sales. He has accumulated a formidable amount of experience in the private jet industry, a total of thirty-seven years (and counting).

Karl’s first job in the private jet industry was with Cessna Aircraft Corporation, where he rose to the position of Domestic Sales Manager. As Sales Manager, he specialized in the sale of Citation Business Jets in North America.

After nineteen years of work at Cessna, Karl was recruited to become Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sabreliner Corporation. For the nine years that Karl held this position, he was responsible for the company’s Sales and Marketing of Business Jet products and services worldwide.

Karl was then contacted by Raytheon Aircraft Company to be their Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Childs held this position for nine years, during which he managed a team of more than 350 people. His department had an operating budget of $15 million and generated billions of dollars in revenue. He oversaw all sales and marketing activity for Raytheon’s product line worldwide. This included all piston, turbo prop, and private jet aircraft that Raytheon manufactured in that time. As if that weren’t enough, he personally negotiated the largest contract in Raytheon’s history and managed that client during his years at the company.

Most recently Karl has been involved with new private jet introductions from manufacturers such as Honda and Embraer.

Jet Advisors is extremely pleased to work with Mr. Childs as their newest board member and private Jet Advisor.   Karl will assist us in the shaping of the company’s future.