Kerry Lynch

Kerry Lynch
Managing Editor,
The Weekly of Business Aviation

Kerry Lynch has covered the business aviation industry for nearly 25 years. Lynch has edited The Weekly of Business Aviation since 2009, and also oversees business aviation content on the Aviation Week Intelligence Network. 
In 2012 she further became the Washington columnist for Business & Commercial Aviation magazine.  During her tenure with Aviation Week, she spent nearly five years as the Washington columnist for Aviation Week’s Overhaul & Maintenance monthly magazine.  She won the 2003 Gold Wing Award from the National Business Aviation Association for her Business & Commercial Aviation article, "Ghost Town On The Potomac," and was the 2004 recipient of the National Air Transportation Association’s Aviation Journalism Excellence Award.   
Lynch graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts in journalism.

Calling All Applicants 

Hamstrung in its hiring efforts from sequestration cuts, the FAA late last year decided to take a much more open approach to hiring and on Feb. 10 simply posted job openings for air traffic controller candidates.

In July, Administrator Michael Huerta reported he was “pleased to announce that the FAA has extended tentative offer letters to 1,600 candidates to join this proud team as the next group of air traffic control specialists.” Training for the class began last month.

DOT IG Stirs Questions Over ADS-B Mandate 

A critical Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) report on ADS-B is drawing mixed reaction from industry, showing a divide among stakeholders over the looming 2020 equipage deadlines.

Compiled at the request of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the report finds that “ADS-B benefits are limited due to a lack of advanced capabilities and delays in user equipage.”

Intelligence: APEC Transportation Working Group Conducting Study 

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Working Group is undertaking a study to develop data on business aircraft, operations and available infrastructure. The working group agreed to the study during a recent meeting in Hong Kong as it looks to take steps to foster the industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The National Business Aviation Association is encouraged by the move, saying it further demonstrates the committee’s commitment to business aviation.

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