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.

Rectrix Gets Approval For Flights To Reagan National
Rectrix Aviation has received authorization from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to fly its charter jet fleet from Reagan Washington National Airport, becoming one of a select number of general aviation operators to hold the distinction due to strict security measures required by federal regulators at the airport, the company said.
Embraer Delivers Legacy 500 To Malaysian Customer 
Embraer has delivered a Legacy 500 midsize business jet to an undisclosed customer in Malaysia, which brings Embraer's Asia-Pacific region business jet fleet to 95 aircraft in more than 10 countries, the company said.
Bombardier Has Best Fourth-Quarter Orders In Three Years 
Bombardier Business Aircraft deliveries and revenue declined in 2017, although orders during the fourth quarter were the strongest for the period in three years, the company's president and CEO said on a conference call with analysts Feb. 15.
FlightSafety G500 Simulator Receives Level C Qualification
FlightSafety International's new full-flight simulator for the Gulfstream G500 has received interim Level C qualification from the FAA.
Philippine Air Force To Add 16 Bell 412EPI Helicopters
The Philippine Department of National Defense has purchased 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters that will be operated by the Philippine Air Force.
AviationManuals Revenue Grows 35% In 2017 
AviationManuals recorded a 35% increase in revenue and a 30% growth in its manual and software subscription services in 2017, the company said. Its client base now exceeds 4,000.
Dassault Sees Improved Sales In 2018
Dassault Aviation expects improved business jet sales in 2018 following an upturn in demand in 2017.
Electric Sun Flyer 2 In Final Stages Of Ground Testing
Bye Aerospace's Sun Flyer 2, a two-seat electric flight-training aircraft, is in the final stages of ground testing and is expected to fly for the first time this spring.
The ADS-B Clock Is Ticking
The FAA deadline for equipping aircraft with Automatic Dependent Survillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is fast approaching. There are many upgrades programs available to help you meet the Jan. 1, 2020, mandated deadline for ADS-B and Future Air Navigation System-1/A.
GAMA Accepting Scholarship Applications 
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association is accepting scholarship applications from high school students for the Edward W. Stimpson "Aviation Excellence" Award, which includes a $2,000 scholarship. Applications are due by April 13.
Private Jet Card Comparisons Adds Corporate Gift Program 
Private Jet Card Comparisons has launched Corporate Gift and Affiliate Referral Subscription programs. The website compares more than 100 jet card programs by more than 65 providers.
Airline Shortage Is Drawing Aviators From Business Aviation  34
A special target for the airlines’ appeals to experienced pilots are the ones who fly business aircraft.
Plans Afoot To Stem Decades-long Decline In Private Pilot Ranks  31
Will the last baby boomer Bonanza owner please turn off the hangar lights and lock the door? Assessing the private pilot shortage going forward.
Fast Five: Lynn Nichols, Chairman/CEO and Owner of Yingling Aviation
Lynn Nichols of Yingling Aviation explains how the Ascend 172 remanufacturing program developed. It is one example of how, he says, his organization has worked hard to diversify its services for GA aircraft through military drones.
Business Aviation Industry Applauds U.S. Tax Reforms 
The U.S. business aviation and aerospace industry celebrated a key victory in Washington on Dec. 20 as the Republican-controlled Congress passed a major tax overhaul.
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