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.

Bombardier Proves To Be A Master of Stealth 
Bombardier proved to be a master of stealth when in late May it unveiled the Global 5500 and 6500, and rebranded the Global 7000 as the 7500.
Honda Aircraft Introduces Upgraded HondaJet
Honda Aircraft introduced an upgraded HondaJet at EBACE 2018. Named “Elite,” it will replace the current version of the light business jet after a few months' transition.
Rolls-Royce Reveals New Business Jet Engine At EBACE
Rolls-Royce said it began the Pearl program in 2012 amid an unprecedented attack by competitors on its previously unchallenged grip on the large business jet segment.
Flexjet Pilots Vote To Decertify Teamsters Representation
Flexjet pilots voted in late May to decertify representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 1108 by 318-220.
ImagineAir Closes Its Doors 
ImagineAir, the membership-based charter outfit headquartered outside Atlanta that operated a fleet of Cirrus SR22s, ceased operations May 24.
Duncan Partners With SmartSky’s 4G LTE Network 
Duncan Aviation is partnering with SmartSky Networks on SmartSky's new 4G LTE-based inflight network. The air-to-ground network delivers connectivity for passengers to stream video, chat, text, play games and hold videoconferences.
Obituary For Serge Dassault Of Dassault Aviation
Serge Dassault, chairman and CEO of the parent company of Dassault Aviation, died May 28 after suffering heart failure at his office in Paris. He was 93.
Siemens Increases Involvement In Electric Aircraft 
German industrial giant Siemens is stepping up its involvement in the growing electric-aircraft market, supplying propulsion motors for projects in the U.S. and Europe.
Inmarsat To Provide EAN Wi-Fi For Business Aviation 
By January 2019, Inmarsat expects to offer its European Aviation Network inflight Wi-Fi services to business aircraft operators.
Bombardier Completes Sale Of Downsview Facility 
Bombardier has completed the $635 million sale of its aircraft assembly operation at Downsview Airport outside Toronto to Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board.
Safran CEO Sees Future For Silvercrest Business Jet Engine
Safran CEO Philippe Petitcolin says the company still sees “a great future” for its troubled Silvercrest business jet engine program and is working on redesigning its high-pressure compressor to have a fix finalized by next spring.
Gama Aviation Concerned That ADS-B Deadline Is Being Ignored 
Britain’s Gama Aviation is the latest to add its voice to the growing concern that the business aviation community is flirting with disaster if operators continue to ignore the Jan.1, 2020, deadline for equipping their aircraft with ADS-B technology.
VistaJet And Avinode Form Marketplace Partnership 
VistaJet and Avinode have announced a partnership that will allow brokers to request flights directly.
HK Bellawings Orders Global 6500 and 7500 
HK Bellawings Jet plans to field up to 18 Bombardier Global 6500 and Global 7500 very-long-range jets.
NATA Addresses Concerns About Illegal Charter Operations
The National Air Transportation Association has formed a group to address a growing concern among members and the industry: illegal charter operations.
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