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.

Italy’s Tecnam Boasts Clients From Regional Airlines To NASA 
Aircraft by Tecnam, a small, family-owned Italian company, are reinvigorating small city regionals and serving NASA’s e-flight explorations.
Questions For Seaplane Pilots Association's Steve McCaughey 
A long-time seaplane pilot and Seaplane Pilots Association volunteer with experience in a wide variety of aviation businesses, McCaughey was appointed executive director of the Winter Haven, Florida-based association in 2011.
Persistence, Meet Resistance: Opponents And Moves All Too Familiar 
"It’s obvious that the airlines are trying to avoid a direct confrontation with general aviation for fear that it will sully their public image."
Bombardier To Sell Downsview Assembly Facility 
Bombardier is selling its Downsview aircraft assembly operation outside Toronto where it assembles its Q400 turboprops and Global 5000 business jets.
Jet Aviation Finalizes Acquisition Of Hawker Pacific 
General Dynamics subsidiary Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific.
Sun Flyer 2 OneJet Acquiring Ultimate JetCharters 
OneJet, a three-year-old air transportation network that provides scheduled nonstop service between small and medium-size cities primarily east of the Mississippi River using regional operating partners, is acquiring Ultimate JetCharters.
​JetBlue Placing Its Code On JetSuiteX Flights 
JetBlue Airways' commercial tie-up with boutique scheduled charter operator JetSuiteX is both a long-term play for the mainline carrier and an indicator of how underserved communities could regain air-service network connectivity without relying directly on traditional airlines.
First Flight For Workhorse's SureFly eVTOL Aircraft 
Workhorse Group, a maker of electric pickups and vans, has joined the small, but growing, rank of companies flight-testing full-size electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft, with the first flight of its hybrid-electric multirotor SureFly April 30 near its Cincinnati headquarters.
Gulfstream Deliveries Down In First Quarter 
Gulfstream Aerospace reported delivering 26 business jets during the first quarter, down from 30 a year earlier. The total comprised 19 large-cabin and seven mid-cabin aircraft, compared to 23 large-cabin and seven mid-cabin jets in 2017.
Business Jet Center Returns To Paragon Network 
Business Jet Center at Dallas Love Field is returning to the Paragon Network. It is the only award-winning FBO at Love Field and continues to place at the top of operator surveys.
Clay Lacy Aviation Opens Connecticut Facility 
Clay Lacy Aviation has opened a 65,000-sq.-ft. aircraft maintenance facility at Waterbury Oxford Airport in Oxford, Connecticut.
Indonesian Air Force Takes Delivery Of Grob Trainers 
The Indonesian Air Force recently took delivery of an additional six Grob Aerospace G 120TP turboprop trainers, increasing its fleet of the German-made aircraft to 30.
GrandView Aviation Announces Pilot Retention Program 
FAR Part 135 operator GrandView Aviation recently announced a five-year retention package of up to $80,000 to attract and keep qualified pilots to fly its fleet of Embraer Phenom 300 business jets.
Pilatus Celebrates Successful 2017 
There were smiles all around in Stans, Switzerland, because Pilatus delivered 115 aircraft in 2017, grossed sales worth $987 million and closed out the year certifying and delivering the first PC-24 twinjet.
Former Epic Air CEO Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud 
Fred Schrameck, the former CEO of Epic Air of Bend, Oregon, recently pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for a scheme involving his consumer aviation company, Aircraft Completion Services.
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