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.

Bell Helicopter’s Model 525 Relentless Lifts Off 
Bell Helicopter’s all new Model 525 Relentless is flying.
One Aviation Markets Eclipse 500 “Special Edition” 

One Aviation,  the newly formed company that combined Eclipse Aerospace with Kestrel Aircraft, is marketing an Eclipse 500 “Special Edition” that includes the features and available options of a new production Eclipse 550. The Eclipse SE carries a base price of $2.195 million and is a factory-renewed Eclipse 500 that includes a dual Avio Integrated Flight Management System, anti-skid brakes, pilot-side Standby Display Unit, PPG glass windshields, new interior and two-tone paint scheme.

Airbus’s Electric-powered E-fan Demonstrator Crosses English Channel 

Airbus’s electric-powered E-fan demonstrator aircraft made a successful — and heavily promoted — crossing of the English Channel on July 10, but the company’s expectation of being the first to make the passage on electric power alone was snuffed by an enterprising French aviator.

Generational Salute 

Come this Nov. 14, there will be hoop skirts and parasols aplenty out at Charleston’s gorgeous Boone Hall Plantation as the annual Living History Weekend unfolds. One highlight of the various activities planned will be the reenactment of the Battle of Secessionville, a relatively minor Civil War battle that occurred nearby and in which the Confederates prevailed.

Isle of Man Aircraft Registry Is Staffing Up 

The fast growing Isle of Man aircraft registry is staffing up to face the implementation of new European safety regulations and to handle increasing applications from business jet operators.

Upset Training Takes A Step Forward  1
FlightSafety’s G550 simulator Is FAA-approved for upset training, a first in what’s to become universal for airline crews.
AirVenture’s Unofficial Watering Hole Is Primed  4
The fabled Oshkosh tavern is always a great place to unwind—and get some aerial history with your drink—during the EAA.
Citation Latitude Gets Certified 
The FAA awarded the new Citation Latitude its type certification on June 5.
Sikorsky Will Cut More Than 1,400 Jobs 
Citing a slump in offshore oil exploration and production activity, Sikorsky Aircraft will cut more than 1,400 production-related jobs
Gulfstream Aerospace Wins The Collier 
Gulfstream Aerospace celebrated its third win of the Robert J. Collier Trophy by setting a city-pair record with its G650ER between Paris and Washington, D.C., where the trophy was awarded June 3.
Jetcraft Sees Continued Growth 
Jetcraft reports that last year it handled 85 aircraft transactions, the highest number in the Raleigh, North Carolina outfit’s 53-year history.
Two Killed in Sonex Aircraft Accident 
Sonex Aircraft CEO Jeremy Monnett and Sonex assembly mechanic Mike Clark were killed June 2 in an accident involving a Sonex Sport Acro at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
FSI Gulfstream G550 Sim Qualified For UPRT 
FlightSafety International’s Gulfstream G550 simulator has received qualification from the FAA’s National Simulator Program for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), the first such approval. 
New Facility For Bell In Fort Worth 
Bell’s Training Academy has opened a 85,950-sq.-ft. pilot and maintenance training facility at a new location in Fort Worth, Texas.
Google’s Titan Solara 50 UV 
Google says it will continue to develop a solar-powered stratospheric unmanned aircraft for Internet delivery
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