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.

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Questions for Talaat Captan, founder and CEO of Air Hollywood
Tamarack Gets STC For Its Cessna CJ Series Active Winglets 
Tamarack Aerospace has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for its active winglet system for Cessna CJ series jets.
Transport Canada Certifies Model 505 JetRanger 
With more than 400 letters of intent in hand for its new Model 505 Jet Ranger X, Bell Helicopter is working fast to convert those into purchase orders, after the five-seater was awarded type certification by Transport Canada in late December.
Jet-A, Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices—January 2017 
Jet-A and avgas per-gallon fuel prices—January 2017
Piper M600 Earns Canadian Certification 
Piper Aircraft has received a type certificate for its single-engine M600 from Transport Canada, so the company now can deliver the aircraft to the Canadian market.
Constant Aviation Adds More AOG Mobile Teams 
Constant Aviation has expanded its aircraft-on-the-ground mobile team coverage in the central U.S. with the addition of Denver and Rifle, Colorado.
Wanfeng Aviation Acquires 60% Of Diamond Aircraft 
Canada-based Wanfeng Aviation, part of China's Wanfeng group of companies, has acquired a 60% interest in Diamond Aircraft Industries.
BBA Aviation And Gamm Aviation Team In U.S. 
UK-based BBA Aviation and Gama Aviation have joined their U.S. aircraft management and charter businesses, with a combined fleet of 200 aircraft.
Triumph Aerostructures Sues Bombardier 
Triumph Aerostructures has initiated litigation against Bombardier to recover $340 million in additional development costs incurred by a redesign of the Global 7000 wing. In response, Bombardier planned to sue Triumph for losses resulting from the program's two-year delay.
Textron’s Piston Line Gets Garmin Upgrades 
Textron Aviation is incorporating Garmin's upgraded G1000 NXi integrated flight deck into its piston product line, including the Cessna Skyhawk 172, Skylane 182, Turbo Stationair HDT206, Beechcraft Bonanza G36 and Beechcraft Baron G58.
Dassault Orders Weak Going Into 2017 
Dassault Aviation netted orders for just 21 Falcons in 2016, further confirming a sluggish business jet market.
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