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.

‘Helicopter With Wings’ Aims For Surveillance Market 
The purpose-built Seeker is a bug-eyed, butt-ugly beauty.
Time For Innovation: Grandfatherly Flying Is So Yesterday 
This year my car turned 17, making it a senior four-wheeled citizen since the median for flivvers is less than 10. However, the average age of a general aviation aircraft today is roughly 40 years.
Questions For MedAire Worldwide CEO Bill Dolny 
Questions for Bill Dolny, CEO of MedAire Worldwide in Phoenix.
Honeywell Launches ‘InView’ Infrastructure Inspection Service 
Honeywell has launched a commercial infrastructure inspection service using Intel's Falcon 8+ industrial drone.
One Aviation Completes POC Wing First Flight For Eclipse EA700 
One Aviation recently completed the first flight of the proof-of-concept wing for the Eclipse EA700 now under development.
European Business Aviation Traffic Jumps In August 
Business aviation traffic in Europe rose 8.8% in August when compared to the same month in 2016, marking the 10th consecutive month of traffic growth, according to the European Business Aviation Association.
Tecnam P2008 Ultralight Earns Transport Canadian Approval 
The Tecnam P2008 two-place ultralight has been added to the Eligible to be Registered Advanced Ultralight Listing by Transport Canada.
Piaggio Appoints Airflite As Australia, New Zealand Sales Rep 
Airflite was appointed as the exclusive sales representative for Piaggio Aerospace in Australia and New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand are priority markets for further development of Piaggio, the company said.
Pilatus PC-24 Business Jet On Track For Certification 
The Pilatus PC-24 business jet is on track for certification by year-end. If that happens, the Swiss planemaker's first jet would get its papers in time to celebrate at the NBAA's annual convention and exhibition this month in Las Vegas.
Lilium Receives $90 Million Investment 
Lilium, a German startup company, has received $90 million in investment to continue development of its electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) urban air transport aircraft.
FAA Awards STC For Citation Sovereign Transitional Winglets 
FAA has awarded Winglet Technology an STC for transitional winglets on the Citation Sovereign as the culmination of a development and certification project that began in July 2013.
Gulfstream Launches Maintenance Operation At Jet Aviation St. Louis 
Jet Aviation is shuttering its St. Louis Downtown Airport maintenance operations and Gulfstream Aerospace Services Corp., also a General Dynamics subsidiary, will take over the site.
Sierra Files Bid Protest Over Turboprop Replacement Contract 
Sierra Nevada Corp. in September filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) over the U.S. Army's decision to cancel a competition to replace its Beech C-12 Huron and Fairchild C-26 Metroliner turboprops.
Luxaviation Acquires UK's Starspeed 
Luxaviation Helicopters has acquired Starspeed, a British helicopter management, charter and training company,
Flying Colours Completes Work On Pair Of Challenger 850s 
Flying Colours has completed maintenance, avionics upgrades and extensive interior reconfiguration for a pair of Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft for an undisclosed Fortune 500 company.
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