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 EBAA's Brandon Mitchener 
Questions for Brandon Mitchener, CEO of the European Business Aviation Association.
The Opposition To ATC Privatization Must Stand United 
The ongoing fight over the privatization of the U.S. air traffic control system, an idea Cessna Chairman Emeritus Russ Meyer last year characterized as “a disaster for general aviation,” has produced some curious, possibly concerning, signs within the opposition.
Boeing, JetBlue Back Hybrid-Electric Aircraft 
A startup with backing from Boeing and JetBlue Airways is designing a hybrid-electric regional aircraft that could enter service in the early 2020s. Zunum Aero aims to revitalize regional air transport by offering dramatically lower operating costs with an aircraft that can compete with highway travel and high-speed rail to provide fast, low-cost door-to-door service. The Kirkland, Washington-based company is planning a family of 10-50-seat aircraft, beginning early in the next decade.
Daher Plans Deliveries Of New Upgraded TBM 910 
Daher has another upgraded version of its PT6-powered TBM 900 series. The new TBM 910 features a Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck, new cabin seat shapes and additional fittings. Deliveries will begin after certification, which is expected shortly.
Quest's Kodiak 100 Wins EASA Certification 
Quest Aircraft's Kodiak 100 has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The award raises the total number of countries in which the utility single-engine turboprop is certified to more than 50. The award will allow European operators with large payloads to access many more airstrips and locations that would previously have proven difficult, said Quest CEO Rob Wells.
Jet-A, Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices—April 2017 
Jet-A and avgas per-gallon fuel prices—April 2017
Embraer Delivers 400th Phenom 300 
Embraer has delivered its 400th Phenom 300. The aircraft was delivered to Daniel Randolph, CEO of EliteJets.com, a startup charter company based in Naples, Florida, whose fleet includes four Phenom 300s and one Legacy 500.
Unmanned Safety Institute Launches Workforce Initiative 
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) has launched a career and technical education workforce development initiative with high schools and colleges in the U.S. The program provides teacher credentialing and course materials. According to the company, students successfully completing the program are eligible to take an exam leading to Small UAS Safety Certification, which demonstrates expertise as a professional remote pilot, making them qualified for careers in the fast-growing drone industry. By 2020, the FAA estimates there could be as many as 2.3 million licensed UAS pilots.
FSF Finds 'Psychological Drivers Of Noncompliance' Regarding Go-Around Policies 
The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has identified "psychological drivers of noncompliance" behind pilots' poor adherence to go-around policies. The finding has spurred a revamping of the safety advocate's long-held stable approach criteria and guidance for when a go-around is prudent. The work is part of the FSF's Go-Around Decision-Making and Execution Project.
EASA CS-23 Takes Effect On Aug. 15 
A years-long effort to rewrite European aircraft certification standards for many types of light aircraft is finished and the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) new CS-23 takes effect Aug. 15. In general, the new rules are in harmony with the FAA's new Part 23 regulations, which were published in December. Both regulations shift from design-specific requirements to consensus-based standards in helping determine compliance and airworthiness.
PC-12 NG Receives EASA Commercial Approval 
The Pilatus PC-12 NG has been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency for commercial operations in Europe. The decision means the single-engine turboprop can be operated commercially at night and under instrument flight rules across all 32 EASA member states.
Continental Delivers Engine No. 5,000 
Continental Motors has delivered its 5,000th CD-100 Series engine. The company, which is based in Mobile, Alabama, has produced the engine for 15 years, and the series Jet A-fueled piston engines have surpassed 5.25 million flight hours.
Textron Diesel-Powered Cessna 172 Enters Training Fleet 
In a surprise announcement,Textron Aviation reported that Purdue Aviation had committed to adding the diesel-powered Cessna 172 to its training fleet. FAA and EASA certifications of the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A are expected later this year.
GE Aviation Requests EASA Certification For H Series Engine 
GE Aviation has submitted a type certification request to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its H Series aerobatic engine. The powerplant features a single lever to control both the engine and propeller, which the manufacturer says will significantly reduce pilot workload and provide automatic limiting functions. The engine, which GE says is targeted for the aircraft in the 550-850-shp range, is expected to be awarded certification in 2018.
Tecnam Launches Slot Deposits For P2012 Traveler 
Tecnam has launched a slot-deposit program for its P2012 Traveler. The high-wing, 11-seat piston twin lists for $2.35 million. A deposit of $107,000 allows customers to take delivery positions in 2019 and freezes the pricing.
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