Jessica A. Salerno

Jessica A. Salerno
Executive Editor,
Business & Commercial Aviation

Jessica is Executive Editor of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine. She started as Editor of ShowNews Online, Aviation Week's on-site trade show daily published at the Paris Air Show, NBAA Annual Convention, Singapore Air Show and at other significant aerospace gatherings.
Jessica has worked in television production and management consulting. While not yet a licensed pilot, Ms. Salerno has received flight instruction and has soloed.

Epic Aviation 

Epic Aviation, Salem, Oregon, named Steven Kephart vice president of government fueling and logistics. 

FlightSafety International 

FlightSafety International, LaGuardia Airport, New York, announced that Todd Bitgood has been promoted to manager of its Learning Center in Long Beach, California. He succeeds Pete Nily who has become a regional director of Training Operations. Mark Salzano has been promoted to executive director, Government Contract Training. Mark will succeed Bill Nugent, vice president, Government Contract Training, who has retired from the company. Paul Kuchta was named director, Training Operations.

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) 

Jet Support Services, Inc., (JSSI), Chicago, appointed Raymond Weiser helicopter program specialist. Weiser will help grow JSSI’s presence in the helicopter market worldwide. He formerly was vice president of sales and business development for EuroTec, a repair station and parts distributor. 

Landmark Aviation 

Landmark Aviation, Houston, announced that Charles (Chuck) Buckland was appointed general manager of Landmark the facility at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), North Carolina. Buckland brings 19 years of general aviation experience to his new position. 


Meridian, Teterboro, New Jersey, announced that Anthony Banome has been promoted to director of Fuel Sales. In 2013, Anthony was a recipient of Airport Business magazine’s “40 Under Forty,” an annual award honoring the best and brightest individuals in the aviation industry.

Rockwell Collins 

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced that Clay Jones is retiring from his position as director and non-executive chairman of the board of Rockwell Collins, effective July 31. Anthony Carborne, a longtime member of the board, will succeed Jones as non-executive chairman. Jones is fully retiring after 35 years with the company. He joined Rockwell International in 1979 after serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Tampa Jet 

Tampa Jet, Tampa, Florida, promoted Clayton Lackey to assistant general manager. He has been with TIJC since 2008. Lackey will oversee most of the day-to-day functions of the FBO. Corey Cline has been promoted to line service supervisor. 

West Star Aviation 

West Star Aviation, East Alton, Illinois, announced that Terry Lutrick has joined West Star Aviation as regional sales manager. He has decades of industry experience, winning the National Business Aviation Association’s “Maintenance Safety Award” for completing 43 years of safe maintenance practices.

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