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.

Fast Five: Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc.
Fast Five with Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc.
Rural Citizens Rally To Keep Federal Oversight Of ATC  25
The Alliance for Aviation Across America is impelling farmers, cattlemen, rural voters and others to oppose federal divestiture of the ATC system.
Esterline, NovAtel Team On GNSS Technology 
Esterline CMC Electronics and NovAtel have formed a partnership to extend their collaboration in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology.
Questions For Jet Support Services' Neil Book 
Questions for Neil Book, president and CEO of Jet Support Services Inc. of Chicago.
Viewpoint: Baby Boomers 
There are several notable developing aviation trends, including UAVs, electric power, membership clubs and Uber flight. Now, add to that list a resurgent interest and investment in supersonic civilian aircraft.
Illegal Charters A Growing Problems 
Illegal charter operations are a growing problem in the industry, and more must be done to address that, the National Air Transportation Association said during the Oct. 24 FAA General Aviation Safety Summit in Washington.
NetJets Reaches ‘Agreement in Principle’ With Teamsters 1
NetJets and Teamsters Local 284 announced on Nov. 6 they had reached an agreement-in-principle regarding a new contract covering the fractional operation's union mechanics, maintenance controllers, aircraft fuelers, cleaners and stock clerks.
FAA Proposes $3.685 Million Penalty Against NavWorx 1
The FAA has proposed a $3.685 million civil penalty against NavWorx of Rowlett, Texas, for allegedly producing and selling automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast units containing a GPS chip that did not meet the agency's requirements and misrepresenting the products to customers.
Windecker Eagle Reborn? 
Its production halted years ago, the Windecker Eagle is soon to be reborn, this time through new owners in China.
Reignwood Orders 50 More Bell 505 JetRanger Xs 
Reignwood International Investment Group of Beijing has agreed to purchase 50 additional Bell 505 JetRanger Xs.
Priority Aviation Enters Cannabis Business
Priority Aviation has spun off its subsidiary, Priority One Jets, and is entering the cannabis business with the acquisition of Telluride Health Co.
Munich, Moscow Airports Sign ‘Sister’ Agreement
Munich and Moscow Domodedovo airports have signed a sister agreement to provide an exchange of knowledge for employees and managers at both airports.
Boeing Completes Aurora Acquisition 
Boeing completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in early November. The developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems, Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary.
Astronautics On Track With Airbus Helicopter System
Astronautics has completed the preliminary design review for its new connectivity platform for the Astronautics Air-Ground Communications System for Airbus Helicopters.
Used Turbine Aircraft Sales Declined In September 
The number of pre-owned business jets for sale has declined to 2,225, although it remains a buyer's market, said JetNet, which released September and year-to-date figures on Oct. 30.
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