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.

Articles
Tecnam Launches Slot Deposits For P2012 Traveler 
Tecnam has launched a slot-deposit program for its P2012 Traveler. The high-wing, 11-seat piston twin lists for $2.35 million. A deposit of $107,000 allows customers to take delivery positions in 2019 and freezes the pricing.
GE Aviation Requests EASA Certification For H Series Engine 
GE Aviation has submitted a type certification request to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its H Series aerobatic engine. The powerplant features a single lever to control both the engine and propeller, which the manufacturer says will significantly reduce pilot workload and provide automatic limiting functions. The engine, which GE says is targeted for the aircraft in the 550-850-shp range, is expected to be awarded certification in 2018.
AOPA Requests Internal Accident Review From NTSB 
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is asking the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct an internal review, saying the safety board has approved speculative probable-cause reports related to general aviation accidents despite little evidence.
Cessna Launches TTx Online Ordering Tool 
Buyers of the Textron Aviation TTx single-engine aircraft may now customize their order through an online virtual-aircraft generator that allows them to choose from one-dozen exterior paint colors and striping, along with interior and avionics options. Those include a traffic advisory system; Garmin XM weather and radio datalink; Jeppesen Chartview; automatic direction finder; distance measuring equipment; and other features. other extras. The aircraft’s base price is $715,000.
Pentastar Gets E-STC For Gulfstream GIV-X Data Technologies 
Pentastar Aviation has received FAA certification of compatibility of wireless data technologies on Gulfstream Aerospace GIV-X (G350/G450) series aircraft, the company said. The Supplemental Type Certificate allows operators to approve the use of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices onboard aircraft with wireless networks or Wi-Fi hot spots for passengers, who may email, talk, text and video conference without interfering with safety critical systems on the aircraft.
Jet Aviation Vienna Gains FAA Repair Station Approval 
Jet Aviation's maintenance center in Vienna has gained FAA repair station approval and is registered to provide line and base maintenance services to all N-registered aircraft it is allowed to support. The Vienna facility provides maintenance support to owners and operators in Eastern Europe, where about 10% of all N-registered aircraft in EMEA and Asia are based or operating.
FAA Issues Restrictions For UAVs Only 
The FAA has issued its first airspace restrictions that specifically apply only to unmanned aerial vehicles, banning flights under 400 ft. AGL within the boundaries of 133 military facilities. The special security restrictions took effect April 14. The agency warns that violations could result in criminal charges, civil penalties and the revocation of certificates and authorizations to operate UAVs. More restrictions may be coming.
Frasca Delivers Mustang Simulator To Paris Training Center 
Frasca International has delivered a Cessna 510 Citation Mustang business jet simulator to its new training center in Paris, the company said.
Harlow Develops Autothrottle For General Aviation Market 
Harlow Aerostructures, a component supplier to the aviation industry, has developed its first autothrottle for new general aviation aircraft.
CIT Exits Aviation Leasing Market 
CIT Group marked the end of an era April 4 as the financial holding company exited the aircraft leasing market and closed the sale of its commercial aircraft leasing business to Avolon Holdings for a final purchase price of $10.4 billion.
IBM Flight Department Founder Charles ‘Chuck’ McKinnon Dies at 101 
Charles McKinnon, founder and retired manager of IBM's flight department, died March 30 in Trussville, Alabama. He was 101.
CHC Emerges from Bankruptcy 'Robust And Agile' 
Oil and gas helicopter operator CHC reports emerging as an economically robust and agile competitor, 10 months after filing for bankruptcy protection. The Canadian operator, which has its headquarters in Texas, says the court confirmed its financial restructuring on March 24. The new CHC is lighter to the tune of 80 helicopters, $1 billion of debt, and another $1.4 billion in lease obligations.
ATC Reform May Be Part Of Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan 
According to the chief economic adviser to President Donald Trump, air traffic control (ATC) reform—including privatizing ATC—could be a major element of the new administration's infrastructure buildup, but general aviation operators should not fear paying more for it. "We're probably not even going to tax general aviation," said Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council. "There's enough money in the aviation tax right now." Cohn made that comment during a so-called White House town hall on the U.S.
Wearable Technology Industry Is Growing 
Wearable technology—including head-up displays, embedded sensors, advanced textiles, embedded computing, energy harvesters, exoskeletons and communications—is being integrated into a variety of civil and military systems and components in ways not previously possible. Over the next decade, the wearable technologies market is expected to grow at a cumulative compound annual growth rate of nearly 40% and produce a cumulative global market of nearly $8 billion, according to Global Wearables Technologies Market Forecast to 2025.
RUAG Complete Global 5000 Refurbishment 
RUAG Aviation in Munich has completed a customer interior refurbishment of a new Bombardier Global 5000 registered in India to an unnamed customer. The client chose Bombardier's Authorized Service Center to install a custom configuration and RUAG to add upgrades to its inflight entertainment system and restyle additional interior elements, RUAG said. The refurbishment was completed on schedule, the company said.
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