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.

Articles
The Short End of the ATP Requirement 

Since the ATP requirement for first officers of FAR Part 121 carriers took effect in summer 2013, the debate over the existence of a pilot shortage has intensified. So, too, has the finger pointing all across Washington.

NetJets Launching Second Bombardier Challenger 

NetJets is launching its second Bombardier Challenger aircraft, this time the Challenger 650. Chuck Suma, NetJets senior vice president of global asset management, stood alongside Bombardier Business Aircraft President Eric Martel as they announced the new model Oct. 19 in front of the mockup of the follow-on to the Challenger 605 on the eve of last week’s National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

Textron Aviation Aligns Beechcraft, Cessna Workers Under Single Contract 

Textron Aviation took another step toward integration with the 73% vote by members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) to accept a new six-year collective bargaining agreement covering for the first time both Beechcraft and Cessna workers.

EASA Outlines Road Map For Fostering GA In Europe 

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is laying out a six-pronged road map to foster the growth and safety of general aviation in Europe.

At the recent EASA Safety Conference on General Aviation in Rome, EASA released its 2014 road map report and made six “commitments” that EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky says are “part of the strategy to change fundamentally the way the GA sector is regulated in Europe.”

Gulfstream, Jet Aviation Profits Soar In Third Quarter 

General Dynamics’ (GD) Gulfstream Aerospace and Jet Aviation businesses combined for their highest quarterly earnings ever reported by the GD Aerospace Group as third-quarter revenues approached $2.3 billion.

Revenues were up by 6.4% ($137 million) in the third quarter and earnings grew 11.4% to $411 million, resulting in margins of 18%. GD is crediting the increase in margins to the continued improvements in G650 and G280 manufacturing and outfitting. But returns from Jet Aviation also provided a boost to performance, the company says.

Sastre: Signature Filling In Gaps 

Signature Flight Support’s latest expansion into Canada is part of an overarching and aggressive growth strategy the company has employed in recent years as the fixed-base operation chain seeks to fill in the gaps of its network for its customer base.

Signature Flight Support last week announced a new licensing agreement with Skyservice that gives Signature a branded presence at the top five busiest business and general aviation airports in Canada.

Bolen, Bunce: Keep Business Aviation Voice at Forefront 

National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce believe business aviation is in a stronger position heading into debate on the next FAA reauthorization bill thanks to a concentrated effort by industry to educate lawmakers and the general public on the important role the industry plays in the national economy.

Flexjet, Flight Options Realign 

Nearly a year after acquiring fractional ownership operator Flexjet from Bombardier, Directional Aviation Capital is realigning its fractional aircraft ownership businesses, positioning Flexjet as a more premium brand that sells shares in new aircraft and returning Flight Options back to its roots as a value proposition that sells shares in pre-owned aircraft.

Sastre: Signature Filling In Gaps
Signature Flight Support’s latest expansion into Canada is part of an overarching and aggressive growth strategy the company has employed in recent years as the fixed-base operation chain seeks to fill in the gaps of its network for its customer base.
Honda in Full Preparations for Delivery
Honda Aircraft’s HondaJet is in the final stretch toward certification with about three to four months of flight testing and the final paperwork remaining, says company president and CEO Michimasa Fujino.
Signature Cements Presence in Canada
Orlando-based Signature Flight Support is expanding its reach in Canada under a new licensing agreement with Skyservice. The agreement, announced here, gives Signature a branded presence at the top five busiest business and general aviation airports in Canada.
Flexjet, Flight Options Realign
Nearly a year after acquiring fractional ownership operator Flexjet from Bombardier, Directional Aviation Capital is realigning its fractional aircraft ownership businesses, positioning Flexjet as a more premium brand that sells shares in new aircraft and returning Flight Options back to its roots as a value proposition that sells shares in pre-owned aircraft.
Nextant Finalizes G90XT Specs With First Flight Approaching
Nextant Aerospace is beginning to finalize the performance guarantees for its second remanufactured product, the G90XT, as the aircraft approaches first flight and heads toward customer deliveries in early 2015.
Bolen, Bunce: Keep Business Aviation Voice at Forefront
National Business Aviation Association president and CEO Ed Bolen and General Aviation Manufacturers Association president and CEO Pete Bunce believe business aviation is in a stronger position heading into debate on the next FAA reauthorization bill thanks to a concentrated effort by industry to educate lawmakers and the general public on the important role the industry plays in the national economy.
Honda Aircraft Expands Facilities, Workforce
Honda Aircraft, which already has built a campus encompassing 605,000 sq ft on 133 acres in Greensboro, North Carolina, is expanding its facilities again as the company approaches certification and first delivery next year.
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Oct 30, 2014
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Daylight Reveals Post-Antares Damage At Wallops

NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has reported on its initial assessment following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....More
Oct 30, 2014
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Gabon Buys 12 Aravis

Gabon has become the third client for the 4x4 Aravis made by French defence company Nexter, after signing a contract on 29 October to procure 12 of these 12.5 ton heavily armoured vehicles....More
Oct 29, 2014
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Poland and Germany Deepen Army Cooperation

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to increase Polish-German army cooperation on the fringes of the annual Bundeswehr conference in Berlin on 29 October. German Ministry of Defense photo by Thomas Imo...More
Oct 28, 2014
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Virtual Training

The Euronaval show in Paris this week is not one where one expects to see demonstrations of people wearing strange electronic gadgets and sensors. That is usually reserved for homeland security shows such as Milipol or air-land shows such as Eurosatory....More
Oct 28, 2014
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Turnkey Not Smorgasbord

In the competition for the most futuristic looking vessel at the Euronaval show being held this week in Paris I would put the clear front runner as the Fast Attack Craft on the Saab stand....More

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