Jet Linx CEO Walker receives Bill Shea Award

By Doug Gollan, April 15, 2022

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has recognized Jet Linx boss Jamie Walker for contributions to the industry

Jet Linx Aviation CEO Jamie Walker has been presented with the prestigious Bill Shea Award from the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute.

The award is bestowed upon aviation industry leaders who have gone beyond the call of duty and given their time, energy, and resources to significantly impact the aviation industry for the better.

It is given in honor of William F. Shea, an aerospace educator, lecturer, renowned aviation industry leader, and pioneer.

Shea was Federal Aviation Administration Associate Administrator for Airports, a Presidential appointment; Director of Aviation, Port of Portland; Commissioner of Aviation, Binghamton, New York; and Chief of Caltrans Aeronautics Division.

“This award is a tribute to my father, Denny Walker, who introduced me to the world of private aviation, and each and every member of the Jet Linx team, whose contributions have been pivotal to creating and pursuing initiatives that aim to advance our industry over the past 20 years,” Walker said in receiving the award.

According to the award committee, Walker and Jet Linx have transformed the private aviation industry through an innovative business model and locally-focused operations.

Walker accomplisments

The younger Walker joined Jet Linx in 2002 to help develop the company on a national scale.

Since joining, he ushered in a number of industry-leading initiatives that have enhanced its programs. Contributions spanned processes, sales and marketing, branding, culture, and industry relationships.

Under Walker’s leadership, Jet Linx has experienced significant growth in all areas. It grew from one location to 21 and four aircraft to a fleet of over 120. Team members increased from 20 to over 550.

The University of Nebraska Aviation Institute was founded in 1990. It is dedicated to excellence in the classroom and in the community.

The Institute offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation with concentrations in Air Transport Administration, Professional Flight, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations.

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