William Garvey

William Garvey
Editor-In-Chief,
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.

Articles
Production Terrafugia Transitions Could Be Road- And Airborne By 2016 
Terrafugia continues to make inroads on its quest to be a ‘flying automobile’ or roadster aircraft, depending on your point of view
Falcon Ups The Ante On AOG Response
Should your Falcon find itself ground-bound by a flaw of whatever nature, Dassault Falcon Jet has an elegant solution – two more Falcons packed full of technicians, spares and, if need be, a ticket to ride.
Textron Aviation’s NBAA Debut
Having certified four upgraded Citation models in the past year and delivered some 100 light and midsize jets so far this year, and with four Latitudes now in flight test and expected to be certified next year, Scott Ernest, president and CEO of the recently formed Textron Aviation says, or understates, “We’re off to a good start.”
Orlando’s Showalter Flying Service Ready To Host Its Ninth NBAA
New aircraft and increasing government intervention mean a changing game for Fixed Base Operators (FBO).
Opinion: Security Pros Need To Separate Regulatory Theatrics From Effective Tactics
OK, everybody, listen up. On Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 5:45 and then again from 9:15 that night until about midnight Saturday you're to stay put. There's someone more important than you coming to visit, and we don't want you in the way causing trouble. Got it?
Fast Five 

Sean McGeough

President & CEO, Nextant Aerospace, Cleveland

Yingling Aviation Acquires ICT Aircraft Services 

Yingling Aviation recently acquired the assets of ICT Aircraft Services, enabling the Wichita services company to provide Type One deicing and Type Four anti-icing services for aircraft at Mid-Continent Airport. The acquisition includes two Premier deicing trucks equipped with heated 1,800 and 1,500-gal. Type One glycol tanks, 300-gal.

Jet Aviation Basel Expands Authorization for Challenger 350 

Jet Aviation Basel recently expanded its authorization status with Bombardier to include the Challenger 350. The Swiss facility is authorized to provide line maintenance on the new Bombardier Challenger. The facility is factory authorized to service Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream aircraft.

 
NTSB Pilot Toxicology Study 

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) says a new study by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) showing a steady increase in fatally injured pilots with drugs in their systems should be “regarded with caution,” while the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) noted that the board’s own researchers considered the findings inconclusive. The study, released Sept. 9, looked at toxicology tests from 6,677 U.S.

Sikorsky Expands in Asian Market 

Sikorsky Aircraft is working to expand its penetration of the Asian market, and while its primary focus is on its military product line, including Black Hawks and Sea Hawks, its commercial helicopters are finding buyers as well.

Honda Aircraft CEO Wins Innovation Award 

Honda Aircraft President and CEO Michimasa Fujino continues to collect recognitions for his contributions to the novel over-the-wing engine mount configuration for the HondaJet light business jet.

Quest Aircraft Wins FAA OK For Garmin GFC 700 AFCS On Kodiak 

Quest Aircraft received FAA approval for the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 automatic flight control system aboard the Kodiak single-turboprop aircraft. The attitude-based autopilot integrates with the Kodiak’s Garmin G1000 avionics suite. Quest expects to begin delivery of GFC-700-equipped Kodiaks later this year.

FAA Declares Rome, N.Y., UAS Test Site Operational 

FAA has declared the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, N.Y., as operational, making it the fifth of six sites to reach that status. In addition to the traditional UAS studies, the Giffiss site will also evaluate means of scouting agricultural fields through different types of sensors, including visual, thermal and multispectral equipment. “We are accomplishing two important missions with the launch of this test site,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says.

Hoover, De Decker to Receive NBAA Awards 

Robert A. (Bob) Hoover and R.W. (Bill) de Decker  were selected to receive the National Business Aviation Association’s Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and John P. “Jack” Doswell Award, respectively. NBAA will present its top honors in October during its Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.

Latest Blogs
Oct 25, 2014
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SpaceX's Fourth Dragon Mission Ends with Pacific Ocean Splashdown

"Keep those updates coming," European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst urged NASA's Mission Control as the scheduled 3:39 p.m. Dragon spashdown off the U. S. West Coast neared. ....More
Oct 24, 2014
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Orphan bizjet update

Here’s some news about the McDonnell Model 119/220 I wrote about earlier this week....More
Oct 24, 2014
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Milestone for the MRJ

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ rollout of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet on Oct. 18 may have occurred later than planned, but it marked a major milestone in Japan’s efforts to get back into the commercial airliner business....More
Oct 24, 2014
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Saudi army mountain training

About 40 Saudi officers are finishing 12 days of training in the French Alps today with the 27th French mountain infantry brigade to learns skills that will then be taught in the future Taïf mountain training school in Saudi Arabia....More
Oct 24, 2014
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Qatari coast guard orders 20 Italian RIBs

The Qatari Coast Guard has placed an order with Al-Dar Marine, a Qatari-owned maritime business,  for 20 search and rescue RIBs (rigid inflatable hulls)....More

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