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 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aerospace Media Awards; 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.

Golden Contribution: In Hopscotching Jobs Age, His Record Resonates 
As our 60th year ends, it's valuable and appropriate to reflect on the contributions we have made to helping the business aviation community operate better.
FAA Grants Textron Aviation Temporary Fuel-Tank Requirement Exemption 
The FAA has granted Textron Aviation a temporary exemption to meeting fuel tank flammability requirements that will allow Citation Longitude deliveries to begin but require a retrofit of delivered aircraft.
Gulfstream Aerospace Delivers Special-Mission G550 To U.S. Navy 
Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered a special-mission G550 aircraft to the U.S. Navy with sensors to support the service's telemetry range-support mission.
Dassault Aviation, Safran In Settlement On Silvercrest Engine 
Dassault Aviation has signed an "amicable" settlement with Safran on its dispute concerning Safran's long-delayed Silvercrest engine for the Falcon 5X jet.
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices: September 2018 
The tables show Jet-A and avgas prices from a survey of U.S. fuel suppliers conducted in September 2018.
​Bombardier Business Aircraft Upgrading Learjet Avionics 
Bombardier Business Aircraft is upgrading the avionics on its Learjet 75 and Learjet 70 aircraft with the installation of the Garmin G5000 avionics suite.
Retired Top Aviation Company Executive Max Bleck Dies 
Max Bleck, who held top executive positions at Raytheon, Beech Aircraft, Cessna, Gates Learjet and Piper Aircraft, died Sept. 2 in Kansas City. He was 91.
First Airbus ACJ320neo Has Been Assembled 
The first Airbus ACJ320neo has been assembled, fitted with Leap-1A engines and painted in preparation for first flight and delivery at year-end, Airbus says.
AviationManuals Adds Online Change Management Form 
AviationManuals has released an online change management form for its ARC Safety Management Software and App.
NATA Names New President 
Gary Dempsey has been named president of the National Air Transportation Association, succeeding Martin Hiller,
AirSprint Expands Its Embraer Legacy 450 Fleet 
Embraer Executive Jets has delivered the fifth Legacy 450 midsize business jet to AirSprint, a Canadian fractional ownership company based in Calgary, Alberta.
Saudi Arabia Will Require 8,800 Pilots By 2024 
Saudi Arabia will require 8,800 pilots and 11,700 technicians by 2024 due to attrition and fleet growth, according to the National Aviation Academy.
NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Near Miss With G-IV Charter Flight 
The NTSB has issued a preliminary report on its investigation of a near-miss involving a Gulfstream IV charter flight at Philadelphia International Airport.
VistaJet Founder Thomas Flohr To Consolidate Aviation Businesses 
VistaJet founder Thomas Flohr is launching Vista Global Holding to consolidate its aviation businesses and position it for further future acquisitions, the company said.
Planet 9 Private Air Adds Second Falcon 7X 
Los Angeles-based Planet 9 Private Air has added a second Dassault Falcon 7X to its charter fleet. The company secured its FAR Part 135 operating certificate in June.
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