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.

INT End of 3rd Class Medical? 

The long-standing requirement  for non-professional pilots to hold at least a third class medical could be coming to an end. Two years ago the Experimental Aircraft Association together with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association petitioned the FAA to exempt recreational pilots from the requirement, and the agency responded this past April that it would consider rulemaking to substitute a driver’s license in place of a medical certificate. That process is advancing.

Opinion: Helos Are Music To Some, Mayhem To Others
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Pilatus Lands Big PC-12 Order 

Surf Air, the upstart membership airline that operates Pilatus PC-12s among business aviation airports in California, anticipates such strong growth that it has placed a firm order for 15 new PC-12NGs along with options for an additional 50.

If all options are exercised, the value of the deal is about $312 million. The aircraft, which carry a retail price of $4.65 million, are to be delivered over the next five years.

Continental Rapidly Expanding Reach 

Always a solid second banana to airplane makers, Continental Motors is changing its status on the global aviation stage at breakneck speed.

Continental Motors Rapidly Expands Its Reach 1
Continental Motors is changing its status on the global aviation stage at breakneck speed.
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The Model 70 Touring car had neither an ignition system nor a transmission and that its motor comprised just 13 moving parts.
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