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.

Electrifying Developments: Stepping On The Gas 
Electric airplanes' software, computer boards and augmented controls will be used for much more than propulsion, and will do so with precision, immediacy, efficiency and endurance unknown in mechanical systems, says GAMA executive Greg Bowles.
Questions For Jim Cannon And John Sheehan 
Questions for longtime aviation professionals Jim Cannon and John Sheehan.
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices: April 2018 
The tables show Jet-A and avgas prices from a survey of U.S. fuel suppliers conducted in April 2018.
Elbit Completes Acquisition Of Universal Avionics 
Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd. has finalized its $120 million acquisition of Universal Avionics Systems Corp., which will lead Elbit's commercial aviation sales in North America.
Jet Aviation To Acquire Hawker Pacific 
Jet Aviation has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Hawker Pacific, a provider of integrated aviation solutions across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, for $250 million.
Gulfstream Delivers 300th G650 
Gulfstream Aerospace passed a major milestone in April when it delivered the 300th G650, slightly more than five years since its premier model entered service.
Sun Flyer 2 Prototype Begins Flight Testing 
Bye Aerospace's battery-powered Sun Flyer 2 took flight for the first time April 10 at Denver's Centennial Airport.
Zipline Expands Medical Drone Delivery Service In Africa 
Zipline, which has been operating 15 drones to deliver blood, plasma and platelets to 21 hospitals in Rwanda since October 2016, has accelerated its delivery service and soon will expand operations to clinics in Tanzania.
Jet Midwest Acquires First Gulfstream GIV For Parts 
Jet Midwest has acquired the first of four Gulfstream GIV aircraft with Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engines as its first commitment to a Gulfstream product.
U.S. Air Force Allocates $250 Million For ADS-B Out 
The U.S. Air Force has allocated $250 million in its fiscal 2019 budget to equip 20 aircraft types for ADS-B Out position reporting.
Honda To Receives AIAA Foundation Award For Excellence 
Honda Aircraft Honda Aircraft is to receive the 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Award for Excellence, for leading the design, development and commercialization of the HondaJet.
Cirrus Aircraft To Receive Collier Trophy For Vision Jet 
The National Aeronautic Association has selected Cirrus Aircraft to receive the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy for designing, certifying and entering-into-service the Vision Jet.
AP Completion Services Delivers 100th Business Jet 
AP Completion Services of Montreal has delivered a Gulfstream 650ER, its 100th business jet. Since its founding in November 2009, AP has delivered 135 aircraft.
Great Lakes Airlines Closes Its Doors 
Great Lakes Airlines ceased operations in March, a decision it says resulted from the inability to hire enough pilots after the FAA's 2013 increase in minimum qualifications for first officers.
Lockheed Martin To Build Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator For NASA 
NASA has selected Lockheed Martin to build an X-plane to show that sonic booms can be reduced to a level low enough to justify lifting the ban on civil supersonic flight over land.
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