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.

Bizjet Operations Rise In 2016, But Remain Off 2007 Peak 
Business jet takeoffs and landings in North America rose a modest 0.15% in December, according Vertical Research Partners. Adjusted for the leap year, business jet operations rose 1.1% in 2016 compared to the prior year.
Quiet Technology Offers Corrosion Fix On GIII/GIV Winglets
Quiet Technology Aerospace says it has developed a less costly solution for Gulfstream GIII and GIV winglet corrosion that also will provide longer service life.
Baker Aviation Wins Approvals For Global Operations 
Baker Aviation received FAA approval to operate aircraft with 10 or more passenger seats when its Embraer Legacy 600 was added to its FAR Part 135 certificate.
FAA Surprises With SMO Settlement  4
The FAA's surprise Jan. 28 settlement with the City of Santa Monica, California, regarding the closure of its municipally owned airport has raised a number of troubling questions.
Canada Providing Support Funds For Bombardier Global 7000 And C Series 
The Canadian government plans to provide Bombardier with C$372.5 million ($282.4 million) in repayable support for its Global 7000 business jet and C Series airliner programs.
Quest Delivers Record 36 Kodiaks 
Quest Aircraft delivered a record 36 Kodiak 100 turboprop aircraft last year, up from 32 in 2015. The airframer also celebrated delivery of its 200th Kodiak in 2016 as well.
Bell Model 525 Slated For Certification In 2018 
Bell Helicopter now anticipates achieving certification of its Model 525 super medium helicopter in 2018, as the investigation continues into the loss of the first prototype.
FAA Airworthiness Directives Return To Federal Register 
FAA airworthiness directives have returned to the Federal Register. The FAA had not issued ADs since President Donald Trump ordered a 60-day suspension of all pending and new regulations.
Gary Jet Center To Build New Corporate Flight Center 
Gary Jet Center is constructing a new corporate flight center as part of its fixed base operation at Gary/Chicago International Airport.
ATP To Offer Citation Technical Information In ‘Smart Content’ 
Aircraft Technical Publications and Textron Aviation have reached an agreement for ATP to directly integrate technical data from Cessna Citation business jets into ATP's Aviation Hub cloud and mobile applications.
Textron Aviation: If Demand Returns, Production Will Grow 
Revenue and deliveries of business jets and turboprops at Textron Aviation fell during the final quarter of 2016 due to lower-than-expected demand and pricing pressures from customers.
Phillips 66 Aviation Adds Five FBOs To Network 
Phillips 66 Aviation has added five fixed base operations into its network of FBOs: Devil's Lake Aero Service, Devil's Lake, North Dakota; Lawton Aviation Services, Lawton, Oklahoma; Storm Flying Service, Webster City, Iowa; Brookneal Airport, Brookneal, Virginia; and Winamac Pulaski County BOAC, Winamac, Indiana.
Learjet And Textron Aviation Reduce Workforce In Wichita 
Both Textron Aviation and Bombardier Learjet have made recent job reductions at their Wichita facilities as they align work with demand.
Daher Delivered 54 TBM 900/930s In 2016 
Dater's Airplane Business Unit delivered 54 TBM 900/TBM 930s in 2016, or one fewer than in 2015. The TBM 930 accounted for two-thirds of the total.
Bell Completes First Customized Aircraft In Prague 
Bell Helicopter has completed its first fully customized aircraft at its new European customization and delivery center in Prague.
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