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.

Indus Dassault Expands Little Rock Facility try Groups Appeal Damaging Cuts 

Construction of 250,000 sq ft in new production and completion space is underway at Dassault Falcon Jet’s already sprawling facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, the largest in the French planemaker’s network.

Two New Fuels to Be Tested 

Initial testing of an unleaded avgas replacement fuel at FAA’s technical center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is to begin this fall. The agency selected two fuels from Swift Fuels, one from Shell and another from a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco for lab and rig testing. Following that, the FAA plans to narrow the candidates to one or two fuels to undergo Phase 2 testing on engines and aircraft. Congress set aside $6 million in fiscal 2014 to support the fuel testing, and has indicated plans to match that in fiscal 2015.

Level D Sim Delivered to China 

A Frasca Citation CJ1+ full flight simulator (FFS) recently delivered to Nanshan International Flight Academy in Longkou, China, has received CAAC Level D approval. With the notification, academy head Li Fang said, “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Frasca and to ensuring the highest quality flight t

AS350s Delivered to CHP 

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has begun replacing its fleet of a dozen AStar helicopters with new versions of the same. The department has contracted with Airbus Helicopters up to 15 AS350B3e helicopters. The initial order is for three new AStars, with deliveries beginning in December.

Jet-A and Avgas Per Gallon Fuel Prices, September 2014 



Region High Low Average
Eastern $9.13 $4.99 $6.77
New England
Cessna Plant Hails Milestone Aircraft, Thanks To Hard-Fought Law 
Kansas plant produces its 10,000th single-engine aircraft.
Viewpoint: Shattering Glass For Women In Aviation 13
Talent abounds; let’s use it
ADS-B Jeopardizes Privacy 

Business aircraft operators,  law enforcement agencies and others using FAA’s Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program to preserve anonymity when airborne will lose such privacy protections as the agency transitions from secondary surveillance ATC radars to the new automatic dependent surveillance — broadcast (ADS-B) system.

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