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.

Cirrus Aircraft To Receive Collier Trophy For Vision Jet 
The National Aeronautic Association has selected Cirrus Aircraft to receive the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy for designing, certifying and entering-into-service the Vision Jet.
AP Completion Services Delivers 100th Business Jet 
AP Completion Services of Montreal has delivered a Gulfstream 650ER, its 100th business jet. Since its founding in November 2009, AP has delivered 135 aircraft.
Great Lakes Airlines Closes Its Doors 
Great Lakes Airlines ceased operations in March, a decision it says resulted from the inability to hire enough pilots after the FAA's 2013 increase in minimum qualifications for first officers.
Lockheed Martin To Build Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator For NASA 
NASA has selected Lockheed Martin to build an X-plane to show that sonic booms can be reduced to a level low enough to justify lifting the ban on civil supersonic flight over land.
Terrafugia Workforce In ‘Transition’ 
Flying-car developer Terrafugia says it hopes to add at least another 50 employees to its payroll by the year-end.
Mission Aviation Fellowship Expands Its All-Caravan Fleet 
Mission Aviation Fellowship International recently ordered five Cessna Caravan 208 turboprops for its operations in Papua New Guinea, with the option for an additional two aircraft.
FlightSafety Designs New Leadership Workshop 
FlightSafety International has designed a three-day leadership workshop for flight department personnel called"Leadership Elements for Flight Department Professionals."
Texas Airport Begins Sale Of Unleaded Avgas 
Dublin Municipal Airport began selling unleaded aviation fuel for piston aircraft in March, making it the first Texas airport to offer Swift Fuels' UL94 unleaded fuel to customers.
Huerta Offers Views On ATC Privatization Failure 
Former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said the effort to spin off U.S. air traffic control (ATC) from the FAA failed because it became too focused on the structure of a proposed new entity.
Honeywell Releases Aspire 400 Satcom System 
Honeywell's Aspire 400, its newest satellite communications system for flight crews and passengers, is now available.
Horizon Air Group Rebrands As Leviate 
Horizon Air Group, based in Dallas, has changed its name to Leviate after acquiring Word Class Jet, known as Starbase Jet, in August.
Bombardier Adds 12 Products To Enhance In-Service Fleet 
Bombardier Business Aircraft has introduced 12 product enhancements for Bombardier in-service aircraft, such as situational awareness, regulatory compliance and cabin upgrades.
Air New Zealand Calls For Stricter Drone Regs After Near-Miss 
A near-collision between a drone and a Boeing 777 on March 25 has prompted Air New Zealand to call for stricter regulations for drone operators. The 777 was on descent into Auckland Airport when it passed within about 15 ft. of the drone.
IAI To Develop Short-Range Electric Aircraft 
Israel Aerospace Industries plans to develop an electric short-haul commercial aircraft. The company says future electric-powered aircraft will reduce emissions and noise and provide significant savings in fuel costs.
Westchester Aviation Association Annual Safety Day Set For June 20 
The Westchester Aviation Association's Third Annual Safety Day, set for June 20 at the Doral Arrowwood resort in Rye Brook, New York, is themed "Technology and Big Data: Impact on Aviation Safety."
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