William Garvey

William Garvey
Editor-In-Chief,
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.

Articles
Opinion: Flight Department Audits Can Make the Good Better 
Auditors can help ensure that qualified pilots are at the helm, but in some cases their assessments can be compromised by faulty information or background checks.
Viewpoint: Aircrafts Anonymous 
The purpose of the Automatic Identification System is to keep all that floating tonnage from smacking into each other on some dark and stormy night.
Gulfstream Finishes 100th APU Repair 
In early June, Gulfstream Aerospace completed its 1,000th APU repair. The company's APU shop began operation in 2009 and now can repair more than 30 models.
FAA Awards Type Certificate For Williams FJ33-5A Engine 
FAA last month awarded an FAR Part 33 type certificate for Williams International’s new FJ33-5A engine.
EBACE Draws Attendees From 100-Plus Countries 
The 16th edition of the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, held in Geneva May 24-26, drew thousands of attendees.
G650ER Sets Sydney-Los Angeles Speed Record, Averaging Mach 0.86 
The National Aeronautic Association has approved a new speed record for flight between Sydneyand Los Angeles.
Burbank Drops Hope From Airport Name 
Officials at Bob Hope Airport (BUR) voted in early May to change the facility’s name to Hollywood Burbank Airport.
Reader's Feedback (June 2016) 

Drone Pilots?

“Empty Cockpits” (Viewpoint, June 2016) was a good editorial. There’s no quick fix to this [pilot shortage] problem. Desire alone is not enough to incur the expense with so long a period before you get an adequate return. Maybe drone pilots?

Dick Van Gemert
Fairfield, Connecticut

Looking Back Fondly 

Fast Five: Questions For Joe Moeggenberg 
Five questions for Joe Moeggenberg, president, CEO and founder of Argus International
Satcom Direct Activates Jet ConneX 
Satcom Direct, a satellite communication business in Melbourne, Florida, is the first distribution partner to activate Inmarsat's Jet ConneX for business aviation customers, the company said.
Hartzell Gets Propeller STC 
Hartzell Propeller, based in Piqua, Ohio, has earned an amended supplemental type certificate for installation of its five-blade composite swept tip propeller on Finnoff Aviation P&W PT6A-67P engine upgrades for Pre-NG Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.
Embraer’s Curado To Retire 
Embraer CEO Fred Curado recently said he planned to retire this month after nine years as head of the Brazilian manufacturer. Embraer announced that Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, president and CEO of Embraer's commercial aviation division, will succeed Curado.
GE Aviation ATP On Track For Certification 
The first run of GE Aviation's 2,000-hp-class advanced turboprop (ATP) series, internally known as GE93, is on track for certification this summer by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and delivery in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Longitude Moves Closer To First Flight 
Cessna's new super-midsize Citation Longitude moved closer to first flight this summer when in mid-June the electrical distribution system was powered three weeks after the first wing was mated to the fuselage.
Air BP, PBF Sign Aviation Fuel Joint Venture In Peru 
Air BP has signed a 50/50 aviation fuel joint venture in Peru with PBF, an energy company there. The joint venture will operate as Air BP PBF and will initially supply aviation fuel at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport.
 

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