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.

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Question for William Quinn, chairman of Aviation Management Systems, and managing partner of Charleston Aviation Partners.
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Textron Aviation has delivered its first fully configured Hawker 400XPR. The aircraft was upgraded with new winglets, Williams International FJ-44 engines, a refurbished interior and a new paint scheme.
Missile Defense Agency Looking For Used G550s 
The Missile Defense Agency is in the market for two second-hand Gulfstream G550 business jets to replace its 1970s-vintage Gulfstream IIB test observation platforms.
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Battery-powered-plane maker Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. recently announced plans for a four-place version of its Sun Flyer.
U.S. Business Jet And Turboprop Accidents Decline In First Quarter 
The number of U.S.-registered business jet and turboprop accidents, including fatalities, fell during the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time a year ago.
Sales Of Used Business Jets Rise 5.6%, Lowest in Nine Years 
Transactions of used business jets rose 5.6% during the first six months of 2017 compared to a year ago, although the jets are taking an average of 12 days longer to sell compared to last year, according to JetNet.
Hospital Wing Adds Airbus H130 To Fleet 
Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit air medical transport service, has taken delivery of a new Airbus H130 helicopter, joining three H130s already in service.
Bombardier 2nd-Quarter Business Jet Deliveries Decrease 
Bombardier delivered 36 business jets in the second quarter, down from 42 in 2016, the company reports.
PC-12 Compliance Issue Resolved, NATA Says 
A compliance issue that stopped air charter operators from adding certain Pilatus PC-12 single-engine aircraft to their certificates has been resolved, the National Air Transportation Association said.
SkyQuest International Posts July Aircraft Sales 
SkyQuest International, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, recorded July aircraft sales of one Fokker 50, one Quest Kodiak 100 and one AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter.
European Bizav Traffic On Upswing 
July was a peak month for business aviation departures in Europe, with a total of 87,826 departures, a 2.5% increase from a year ago.
GlobeAir Flights To London Jump 53% 
GlobeAir, a private jet on-demand operator, recorded a 53% increase in flights to London during the first five months of 2017 compared to a year ago.
Flying Colours Completes Challenger 604 Upgrade 
Flying Colours installs the Rockwell Collins Future Airspace Navigation System 1/A and ADS-B Out equipment on a Canadian-registered Challenger 604.
Textron Aviation Provides Back-To-School Aircraft 
It's back-to-school time and Textron Aviation is providing 15 Cessna Skyhawk 172 trainers and other new flight-training aircraft.
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