William Garvey

William Garvey
Business & Commercial Aviation

Bill has been Editor-in-Chief of Business & Commercial Aviation since 2000. During his stewardship at Business & Commercial Aviation, the monthly magazine has received dozens of awards for editorial excellence. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the National Business Aviation Association; the Aviation Journalism Award from the National Air Transportation Association; and an Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award for Business Aviation. 


Previously, Bill served as Managing Editor of Aviation Week Television. He was the top editor for both Flying and Professional Pilot magazines, as well as a member of the senior editorial staff at Reader's Digest. He also managed communications for FlightSafety International. 


Bill has authored or co-authored three aviation books, was an essayist for National Public Radio, wrote aviation documentaries for The Discovery Channel, and has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, Smithsonian Air & Space, Popular Mechanics and The Associated Press, among others. 


An active aviator, Bill holds a Commercial Pilot license, along with multiengine, instrument, seaplane and glider ratings.

Questions for Elliot Seguin 
Elliot Sequin, experimental test pilot, Mooney Aircraft; founder/pilot Wasabi Air Racing, Mojave Air & Space Port, Mojave, California; elliotseguin@gmail.com
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices July 2016 
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices July 2016
Dassault Falcon 8X Wins EASA And FAA Certifications 
The European Aviation Safety Agency and the FAA awarded certification in late June for Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X.
Piper’s M600 FAA Certified 
Piper Aircraft in mid-June received FAA type certification for its M600 single-engine turboprop, which is a higher-performing version of its Meridian.
Gulfstream Continues Trimming Employees 
In a clear indication that these are not the best of times, Gulfstream Aerospace is continuing to trim its employee count through a voluntary separation program to “select” employees working in support roles in the U.S.
Qatar Executive Buys Three G650ERs 
On the opening day of last month's Farnborough Airshow, Qatar Executive, the business jet charter arm of Qatar Airways, announced a firm order for three Gulfstream G650ER aircraft, adding to the three now in service. With the additional aircraft, expected to be delivered in 2017, Qatar Executive will become the largest operator of the type.
Pilatus Delivers 1,400th PC-12 
Pilatus Aviation recently delivered its 1,400th PC-12, to an undisclosed customer in the Southwest U.S.
Bell 525 Crash Investigation Underway 
An investigation is underway to determine all the factors behind the July 6 crash of FTV1, the first prototype Bell Model 525 super-medium helicopter.
FAA Authorization Legislation Passes, But Important Items Are Missing 
Items missing from the legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress to keep the FAA operating into 2017 are variously the subjects of praise and disappointment.
NetJets Begins Service With Latitude 
NetJets' first Latitude—the 7,000th Citation delivered by Cessna since it entered the business jet market in 1972—has begun service and will soon be joined by others, apparently many others
AirSprint Signs For 12 Legacy 450s 
AirSprint, a Canadian-based privately held fractional-aircraft company, has signed an order with Embraer for 12 Legacy 450 midsize business jets.
Signature Adds Stewart Airport To Its FBO Family 
The recent addition of a facility at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York, raised to 200 the number of FBO locations of Signature Flight Support.
Honeywell’s Bateman Retires 
C. Don Bateman, the engineer who led development of the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, retired from Honeywell in June, capping a nearly 60-year career.
Bombardier’s New Biggin Hill Service Center 
Bombardier Business Aircraft plans to soon open a wholly owned service center at London Biggin Hill Airport.
Ross Aviation Acquires Six Former Landmark FBOs 
Ross Aviation is back in the FBO business, having recently acquired six former Landmark Aviation bases.

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