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.

Questions for NTSB Member Robert L. Sumwalt 
Questions for NTSB Member Robert L. Zumwalt on accidents and the board's operations.
Viewpoint: Blindfolded Government 
It’s a way to see problems more clearly.
Leonardo AW609 Prototype No. 3 Takes Flight 
Leonardo has begun flight trials of the third prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor as it targets certification of the high-speed rotary-wing aircraft by 2018.
Travel Risk Map From MedAire 
MedAire, the well-known medical and travel security specialists, has created its 2017 Travel Risk Map the map, which provides a comprehensive overview of risks by destination.
Gulfstream Positive For 2017 Deliveries 
Gulfstream Aerospace delivered fewer business jets in 2016, but the company said sales are good and its pipeline for orders is solid.
Jet-A, Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices—February 2017 
Jet-A and avgas per-gallon fuel prices—February 2017
Red Bull Air Race Returns To San Diego 
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship has returned to San Diego after an eight-year hiatus. The race will be held April 15-16.
Piper’s M600 Earns Brazilian Approval 
Piper Aircraft has received Brazilian Aviation Authority approval for its $2.89 million M600 single-engine, six-passenger turboprop.
Netherlands-Based PAL-V Unveils Flying Car 
PAL-V of the Netherlands has unveiled the Liberty, its first production flying car, and is taking orders for the vehicle, which it says will be certificated and in operation by the end of 2018.
NBAA Surveys Members Regarding Palm Beach Presidential TRF 
The National Business Aviation Association is surveying its members to gauge the impact of the presidential temporary flight restriction in place for Palm Beach International Airport on Feb. 3-6.
Patria Aviation Orders Five Diamond Aircraft Trainers 
Diamond Aircraft has received an order for five training aircraft from Patria Aviation in Finland to be delivered this year. The order includes four single-engine DA40 NGs and one DA42-VI multi-engine aircraft.
American Aero FBO Opens At Meacham International 
American Aero FTW, a Signature Select member, opened its new fixed base operation at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth on Feb. 24.
Hindustan Aeronautics Picks Hartzell For HTT-40 Propeller 
Hindustan Aeronautics has selected Hartzell's four-blade aluminum propeller for its HTT-40 two-place turbine basic trainer aircraft.
Bizjet Operations Rise In 2016, But Remain Off 2007 Peak 
Business jet takeoffs and landings in North America rose a modest 0.15% in December, according Vertical Research Partners. Adjusted for the leap year, business jet operations rose 1.1% in 2016 compared to the prior year.
Quiet Technology Offers Corrosion Fix On GIII/GIV Winglets 
Quiet Technology Aerospace says it has developed a less costly solution for Gulfstream GIII and GIV winglet corrosion that also will provide longer service life.
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