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.

Aircraft Maintenance Is Key Industry For U.S. Economy 

According to the 2016 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment            released at a Capitol Hill briefing by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, the U.S. civil aviation maintenance industry  — often an unseen part of the aviation industry — employs more than 270,000 people and generates $43.1 billion in economic activity. The March event was part of ARSA’s annual Legislative Day and headlined by House Aviation Subcommittee member Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.).

Helicopter Tours Under Fire In NYC  4
Some irate citizens of New York and New Jersey have petitioned, successfully, to curb the amount of helicopter tours that can be offered in the city.
Fast Five: Brian Barents, Co-Chairman, Aerion Corp.
As development of the Aerion AS2 continues, the highest priority is the engine. Co-chairman Brian Barents discusses with BCA's William Garvey the key factors involving the selection of an engine manufacturer.
Jet-A And Avgas Per Gallon Fuel Prices March 2016 
Jet-A and Avgas Per Gallon Fuel Prices March 2016
Corporate Angel Network’s 50,000th Cancer Patient  6
A philanthropic business aviation group—Corporate Angel Network—marks a major “miracle” milestone, transporting its 50,000th cancer patient for treatment free of charge.
Showtime: The Future of Air Shows 18
Even though no spectators attending a British air show had been killed in more than a half century, the repercussions from the crash at the Shoreham Air Show appear to be formidable.
Fast Five: Questions for Brian Barents
Questions for Brian Barents, co-chairman of Aerion Corp. in Reno, Nevada.
Bombardier Delivers Its 75th Model 75 
Bombardier Business Aircraft delivered its 75th Model 75 Learjet in late February, two years after the first Learjet 75 entered service.
Flight Data Services, SKYTRAC Partner 
SKYTRAC has joined with Flight Data Services for enhanced Flight Data Management Services.
Bell Begins Biggest Order Deliveries 
Bell Helicopter delivered 175 aircraft in 2015, including 99 Model 407s, 52 Model 429s and a dozen each of 412 twins and Long Rangers.
FAA Issues NPRM On Part 23 
The FAA last month issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Part 23 that would overhaul airworthiness standards for small general aviation aircraft.
Piper Signs Agreement For Up To 100 Archer TX Airplanes 
Piper Aircraft recently received an order from ATP Flight School for 15 additional Archer TX training aircraft.
FAA Begins Reviewing ARC Recommendations for Micro UAS 
The FAA this month begins weighing recommendations from an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) regarding its handling of light or “micro” unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Sabreliner Major Milestone In AeroVue Integrated Flight Deck 
Sabreliner Aviation reaches significant milestone with the AeroVue integrated flight deck program. With the completion of critical design review, Sabreliner begins cockpit preparation on the initial aircraft.
Meridian Air Charter Adds Falcon 7X To Fleet 
Meridian adds a Falcon 7X (N221HJ) to its charter fleet of business jets. This ultra-long range aircraft was completed in 2008, and seats up to14 passengers. It also has the capacity to sleep up to seven for long-haul trips.

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