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
Questions For Ian K. Walsh, CEO & President TRU Simulation + Training 
Questions for Ian K. Walsh, CEO and President, TRU Simulation + Training Inc., Goose Creek, South Carolina
Aerion Selects GE Aviation To Study Engine Development
Aerion has selected GE Aviation to study engine development for its AS2 supersonic trijet.
Nextant Launches Upgrade Program For Challenger 604 
Nextant Aerospace has launched an upgrade program for Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet, but fitting the flight deck with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics.
VistaJet Eliminates Ferry Fees 
VistaJet reports it has eliminated ferry-flight fees for new program customers, a potential savings of $10,000 or more per flight.
Flexjet Hires More Pilots 
Flexjet reports that strong growth is prompting it to hire more pilots. The fractional operation said new business is up 50% during the first five months of this year compared to a year ago, and that is on top of 20% growth in new business last year.
EBACE 2017 Statistics 
Here are some statistics from the European Business Aviation Convention Exhibition held in Geneva May 22-24: 13,000 attendees from nearly 40 countries; more than 400 exhibitors in the Palexpo halls; 56 aircraft on static display.
Thrush Delivers Its 100th Agplane 
Thrush Aircraft recently delivered its 100th 510G, an agplane powered by GE's H80 turboprop engine. The aircraft was delivered to Mid-Continent Aircraft Corp., Mayti, Missouri.
One Aviation Selects FJ33-5A-12 For Eclipse 700
One Aviation has selected the Williams International FJ33-5A-12 turbofan as the engine for its new Eclipse 700 light jet known as Project Canada.
FAA And EASA Certify Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A  1
The diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A is now certificated by both the FAA and EASA, clearing the way for customer deliveries.
Texas Turbine Installs 100th TPR331-12JR 
Delivery of a Supervan 900 to National Skydive Center Teuge, the third for the European operator, marked the 100th Honeywell TPR331-12JR installation by Texas Turbine Conversions.
TAG Aviation Exits Spanish Market 
Citing the economic downturn and the inflexibility of the regulatory environment there, TAG Aviation is exiting the Spanish market after doing business there for many years and consolidating its several air operator certificates.
Bombardier Offering Ka-Band On New Challenger 650s 
Bombardier is now offering Ka-band high-speed internet on new Challenger 650s and as a retrofit on in-service Challenger 604, 605 and 650 jets through its service network.
First Production Longitude Rolls Off The Line In Wichita 
The first production Citation Longitude rolled off the Textron Aviation line in Wichita in mid-June. The super-midsize, $24 million jet is to join the company's demonstration fleet this summer and travel the world to showcase the clean-sheet design.
Duncan Reports 73% Of Fleet Not Yet ADS-B Compliant 
Using data from its proprietary customer database, the FAA and other industry sources, Duncan Aviation reports that as of March 31, roughly 10,000 U.S. registered business jets—73% of the fleet—have not yet been made compliant with the FAA's ADS-B Out mandate.
Jet Aviation Delivers Completed ACJ330, ACJ319 
Jet Aviation has redelivered a ACJ330 and ACJ319 to its customer in the Middle East after extensive renovations. Work was completed in Basel, Switzerland.
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