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.

FSI Adds Training For Dassault Falcon 2000EX And 900EX 
FlightSafety International has added master-level advanced training courses for the Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy and 900EX EASy series aircraft.
Gulfstream Adds FAST Team In Paris 
Gulfstream Aerospace has added a Field and Airborne Support Team at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The unit includes European Aviation Safety Agency -trained technicians and a custom truck outfitted with specialty equipment.
Bombardier Unveils ‘Premier’ Cabin For Global 5000/6000 
More than ever, business jet customers are choosing which jet to buy based on criteria beyond how far the aircraft flies, said David Coleal, Bombardier Business Aircraft president.
Embraer Appoints Moscow’s JF Service As Legacy 450/500 Service Center 
Embraer Executive Jets is expanding its customer support network in Europe with the appointment of JF Service as its authorized service center for Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets in Moscow.
West Star Earns FAA Part 145 Certification For Denver Site 
West Star Aviation has received FAA Part 145 repair station certification for its Denver satellite location at Centennial Airport, which opened in 2014.
Bombardier Uses Biofuels In Flights To EBACE 
Bombardier said it used biofuels supplied by AEG Fuels to fly its Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and 650, and Global 6000 jets to the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Geneva.
Czech Charter Airline Is First European Longitude Customer 
Czech Republic-based airline Travel Service has become Textron Aviation's first European customer for the Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet, the company said. The aircraft will be used for business-aircraft charter services.
Air Hamburg Launch Customer For Legacy 650E 
Germany-based charter operator Air Hamburg is the launch customer for Embraer's Legacy 650E large business jet, and will expand its fleet with an additional order for three new Legacy 650Es.
BBA’s CEO Simon Pryce Leaving Company 
Global aviation support and aftermarket services giant BBA Aviation on June 5 announced the imminent departure of Simon Pryce as chief executive. Wayne Edmunds was appointed interim CEO, pending a permanent successor.
Jet Aviation Opening Facility At UAE Airport 
Jet Aviation will operate a fixed base operation at Al Maktoum International Airport within Dubai World Central. The new facility will open in the third quarter of 2017. The project is a joint venture between Jet Aviation and Al Mulla Business Group.
FlairJet To Manage First Phenom 300 For Surf Air Europe 
FlairJet, a division of Flexjet, has signed a contract to manage the first Phenom 300 aircraft for Surf Air Europe as it grows its operations.
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices: June 2017 
Compare Jet-A and avgas fuel prices by U.S. region based on a survey conducted in June 2017 by Aviation Research Group/U.S. Inc. and an analysis of the lowest fuel prices reported by FBOs on acukwik.com
Business Jet Analyst: Slump To Continue For Another Two Years 
Rollie Vincent: “I don’t like to be a doomsayer.”
Fast Five: Shawn Vick, CEO Global Jet Capital
Global Jet Capital provides leasing and lending solutions for private aircraft. It was formed in 2014 and soon after, acquired GE’s aircraft portfolio. Within two years, the company’s assets grew from zero to $2.5 billion. BCA’s William Garvey talks to Vick about about this rapid growth.
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Sometimes you come upon a physical construct of such wrongheadedness that the natural question is: What were they thinking?
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