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.

Bombardier Offering Ka-Band On New Challenger 650s 
Bombardier is now offering Ka-band high-speed internet on new Challenger 650s and as a retrofit on in-service Challenger 604, 605 and 650 jets through its service network.
First Production Longitude Rolls Off The Line In Wichita 
The first production Citation Longitude rolled off the Textron Aviation line in Wichita in mid-June. The super-midsize, $24 million jet is to join the company's demonstration fleet this summer and travel the world to showcase the clean-sheet design.
Duncan Reports 73% Of Fleet Not Yet ADS-B Compliant 
Using data from its proprietary customer database, the FAA and other industry sources, Duncan Aviation reports that as of March 31, roughly 10,000 U.S. registered business jets—73% of the fleet—have not yet been made compliant with the FAA's ADS-B Out mandate.
Jet Aviation Delivers Completed ACJ330, ACJ319 
Jet Aviation has redelivered a ACJ330 and ACJ319 to its customer in the Middle East after extensive renovations. Work was completed in Basel, Switzerland.
IS&S Earns Approval For Autothrottle 
Innovative Solutions & Support has received the FAA’s Supplemental Type Certification for its non-FADEC turboprop autothrottle for retrofit in the Pilatus PC-12.
Bell Delivers First Jet Ranger X 
In June, Bell Helicopter announced FAA certification and first delivery of its Model 505 Jet Ranger X, but almost simultaneously nudged expected certification of its Model 525 back to the end of 2018.
GE Has High Hopes For Its Advanced Turboprop 
The world's most printed engine, GE's new Advanced Turboprop, in which additive manufacturing replaces 855 normally made parts with just 12 printed components, is on track to run for the first time this year. It will power Cessna's new Denali aircraft.
Enstrom Trainer Certification Expected By Year-End 
Enstrom anticipates its new TH-180 single-engine trainer will win FAA and, possibly, EASA certification by year-end. The helicopter manufacturer has two prototype aircraft in the certification program.
Bombardier And Triumph Group Reach Deal 
The Triumph Group and Bombardier appear to have entered into a comprehensive settlement agreement that concludes all pending litigation related to the design, manufacture and supply of wing components for the Global 7000 business jet.
Leonardo Enters Discussions With Army Regarding Missions for AW609 
Helicopter maker Leonardo says it has entered exploratory discussions with the U.S. Army to investigate potential missions for its AW609 commercial tiltrotor.
Dassault Falcon Jet Reduces Workforce In Sluggish Market 
Dassault Falcon Jet is cutting its U.S. workforce by less than 6% because of challenging business aviation conditions, the company said in a statement. The cuts come after adjustments at its Little Rock, Arkansas, Completion Center.
Russian Charter Business Aviation Market On The Rise 
The Russian business aviation charter market grew 7% in the first five months of 2017 compared to a year ago and is expected to continue to expand during the summer, said analysts with the Aim of Emperor, which operates a group of Russian business aviation companies.
TAG Supports Global Express BR710 Engines In Farnborough 
TAG Aviation's Farnborough Maintenance Services has been approved as the first UK-based Rolls-Royce authorized service center. It will support Rolls BR710 engines on Bombardier Global Express aircraft. Launches Business is a new service launched so consumers can compare more than 80 private jet card programs before they buy, said Doug Gollan, the company's founder.
Textron Aviation Delivers 2,000th CJ 
Textron Aircraft has delivered the 2,000th Cessna Citation CJ light jet, a Citation CJ3+. The CJ family of aircraft, which currently includes the Citation M2, Citation CJ3+ and Citation CJ4, has reached nearly 5 million flight hours.
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