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.

First Flight For Second G600 Test Aircraft 
Gulfstream Aerospace's second G600 flight-test aircraft flew for the first time Feb. 24, joining the manufacturer's flight-test program. The flight lasted 4 hr. 26 min. The first G600 aircraft had its first flight Dec .17 from Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Since then, the aircraft has flown more than 150 hr. The aircraft is undergoing flutter testing, and is expanding the flight envelope. 
Airbus HH/MH-65 Dolphins Pass 1.5 Million Flight Hours 
Airbus Helicopters Inc. saluted the U.S. Coast Guard's fleet of HH/MH-65 Dolphin patrol and search and rescue helicopters as they recently passed 1.5 million flight hours.

“This is an enormous accomplishment for the U.S. Coast Guard, and for Airbus,” said Chris Emerson, president of Airbus Helicopters Inc. “We are proud of the great work the men and women of the Coast Guard perform with these aircraft. They have saved countless lives and guarded our nation’s borders and ports.” 

Now 80, The Ubiquitous-but-halted Cub Enjoys Second Coming  10
Want to go low and slow and smile? Fly a Cub, and your options now go beyond the original.
GAMA Deliveries Worsen; ADS-B’s 700-Day Deadline Alert  3
Can the millennial generation revitalize general aviation?
Fast Five: Robert L. Sumwalt, NTSB Member 1
National Transportation Safety Board member Robert L. Sumwalt tells BCA about two of the accidents most troubling to him and why he believes the Board does not need regulatory authority.
Questions for NTSB Member Robert L. Sumwalt  4
Questions for NTSB Member Robert L. Zumwalt on accidents and the board's operations.
Viewpoint: Blindfolded Government  3
Only 8-10 percent of Aviation Safety Reporting System reports go into the full database. The rest get stored electronically, and that’s it. So, roughly 83,000-85,000 of 93,000 reports submitted in 2016 got shelved. Why?
Leonardo AW609 Prototype No. 3 Takes Flight 
Leonardo has begun flight trials of the third prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor as it targets certification of the high-speed rotary-wing aircraft by 2018.
Travel Risk Map From MedAire 
MedAire, the well-known medical and travel security specialists, has created its 2017 Travel Risk Map the map, which provides a comprehensive overview of risks by destination.
Gulfstream Positive For 2017 Deliveries 
Gulfstream Aerospace delivered fewer business jets in 2016, but the company said sales are good and its pipeline for orders is solid.
Jet-A, Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices—February 2017 
Jet-A and avgas per-gallon fuel prices—February 2017
Red Bull Air Race Returns To San Diego 
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship has returned to San Diego after an eight-year hiatus. The race will be held April 15-16.
Piper’s M600 Earns Brazilian Approval 
Piper Aircraft has received Brazilian Aviation Authority approval for its $2.89 million M600 single-engine, six-passenger turboprop.
Netherlands-Based PAL-V Unveils Flying Car 
PAL-V of the Netherlands has unveiled the Liberty, its first production flying car, and is taking orders for the vehicle, which it says will be certificated and in operation by the end of 2018.
NBAA Surveys Members Regarding Palm Beach Presidential TRF 
The National Business Aviation Association is surveying its members to gauge the impact of the presidential temporary flight restriction in place for Palm Beach International Airport on Feb. 3-6.
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