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 Sees Growth, Albeit Less
According to the latest annual 10-year forecast by Bombardier Business Aircraft, the industry will deliver 8,300 business jets valued at US$250 billion through 2025.
Empty Cockpits 

The warnings are dire and getting considerable attention in both the trade and general media. The danger? A shortage of pilots.

Here are some of the issue’s bullet points:

Republic Airways, a regional serving American, Delta and United, said it had been canceling revenue flights because it couldn’t find and keep enough qualified pilots to fly them and in February filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a result.

Boeing forecasts a need for an additional half million airline pilots between now and 2034.

Bombardier Business Aircraft's 10-Year Forecast 
According to the latest annual 10-year forecast by Bombardier Business Aircraft, the industry will deliver 8,300 business jets valued at $250 billion through 2025.
RUAG First to Fully Repaint Challenger 350 
RUAG Aviation is the first company in Europe to fully repaint a Bombardier Challenger 350.
Universal Avionics UniLink TSO Expected Midyear 
Universal Avionics says its UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) Software Control Number (SCN) 31.X is expected to receive technical standard order (TSO) approval by midyear.
ABS Jets, Honeywell To Enhance Weather Awareness App 
ABS Jets, a Prague-based business jet operator, is working with Honeywell to further enhance its inflight weather awareness application, known as Weather Information Service.
FAA Approves GIV-SP PlaneDeck 
Gulfstream Aerospace has received FAA approval for a synthetic vision upgrade to GIV-SP aircraft equipped with PlaneDeck.
EBACE Will Be In Geneva Through 2021 
European Business Aviation Association, the National Business Aviation Association, Geneva's Palexpo exhibit center and Geneva Airport officials have signed an agreement to continue to hold the annual European Business Aviation Convention at Palexpo through 2021.
Global 7000 Expected To Fly This Year 
Bombardier Business Aircraft President David Coleal says the company's top-of-the-line, and long-delayed Global 7000 will finally fly this year and "we're very focused on that right now."
Awards For Weisman, Parks And Kopardekar 
Executive Air Fleet founder Matt Weisman, along with Bruce Parks and Parimal Kopardekar recently received NASA's 2015 ARMD Associate Administrator Award for their planning and leadership of the NASA/Silicon Valley Chapter AUVSI Unmanned Air Traffic 2015 convention.
BCA Magazine Wins Neal Award For Best Technical Content 
A series of technology features stories published by Business & Commercial Aviation last year were judged the best in the business byAmerican Business Media, an association of business information providers.
Fast Five With President Of Boeing Business Jets
William Garvey asks five quick questions to David C. Longridge, President of Boeing Business Jets and Government and Military Sales, about EBACE.
Opinion: Negative Views Regarding Diesel Power Starting To Change  5
While work is underway to eliminate lead from avgas, Jet-A-burning diesel engines are gaining support.
Fast Five: Rhett Ross, Continental Motors Group 
BC&A's Editor-in-Chief William Garvey talks with Rhett Ross, President and CEO of Continental Motors Group
It’s Time For The Next Great Thing In Business Aviation
It seems to me the time is ripe for business aviation’s next great idea. Supersonic travel? By-the-seat charter? Uber aviation? Drones? I’ve not a clue. However, it is likely to have two characteristics — it will increase aircraft utilization, and worry those who fail to see the opportunity.

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