Mark Schlafman Director of Flight Operations Fargo Jet Center

Pictured: Mark Schlafman, Director of Flight Operations, Fargo Jet Center

March 20, 2024 (Fargo, ND) Fargo Jet Center (FJC) proudly announces the recent promotion of Mark Schlafman to Director of Flight Operations for the Aircraft Charter & Management department. With a distinguished career spanning over three decades in military and civilian aviation, Schlafman brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to his new role.

Schlafman joined FJC in June 2022, initially serving as a captain in the Charter department. Prior to his time at FJC, he dedicated 30+ years to his aviation career, where he held various roles including aircraft mechanic, rotary-wing pilot, fixed-wing pilot, and leadership positions. Notable achievements include serving as Aviation Safety Officer, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Test Pilot, among others. Schlafman’s extensive qualifications and training encompass leadership, safety, maintenance, operations, and emergency response.

In his new role as Director of Flight Operations, Schlafman will oversee all aircraft and business operations for the department, including managing fleet logistics, client relations, safety protocols, regulatory compliance, business development, and strategic planning.

“Schlafman’s diverse aviation background, coupled with his business experience, played a significant role in his promotion,” says Jim Sweeney, President. “His accomplishments and skills in safety, maintenance, operations, and training have positioned him as an exemplary leader within the aviation industry, and we look forward to continued success and growth in the department under his leadership,” continues Sweeney.

Reflecting on his goals, Schlafman expressed a commitment to excellence and innovation. He aims to prioritize safety, regulatory compliance, talent development, and operational efficiency while fostering a culture of collaboration and sustainability. Schlafman’s vision is for the department to become a leader in business aviation travel services, serving the Fargo-Moorhead area and beyond.

About Fargo Jet Center and associated companies: Fargo Jet Center (FJC), headquartered in Fargo, ND (KFAR), and subsidiary Premier Jet Center (PJC), based in Minneapolis, MN (KFCM), are recognized leaders in the provision of aviation services and have been ranked among the top aviation service companies in the world. Both facilities offer a full-service FBO including refueling and ground support, maintenance, avionics, and special mission completions, aircraft charter and management, and upholstery and paint services. Additionally, FJC offers flight training and has U.S. Customs on-site, and PJC serves as the base for the company’s aircraft sales division, Exclusive Aircraft Sales.

Fargo Jet Center and Premier Jet Center are members of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Avfuel branded FBO network, and the Paragon Aviation Group network. Exclusive Aircraft Sales is also a member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). For more information, visit


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