William Garvey

William Garvey
Editor-In-Chief,
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.

Articles
New Business Aircraft Group Forms In Beijing 
Indicative of the community's growing importance to China, business aircraft operators have joined to form the Beijing Business Aviation Association.
Executive AirShare Expands Wichita Operations 
Executive AirShare, the Lenexa, Kansas-based fractional aircraft provider, has moved into hangar and office space at Col. James Jabara Airport in northeast Wichita from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in west Wichita.
328 Support Services, Duncan Partner On Challenger 604 Completion 
328 Support Services GmbH and Duncan Aviation have partnered to deliver and certify a full cabin completion on a Bombardier Challenger 604.
LifePort Earns FAA Approval For Patient Loading System 
LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has received FAA airworthiness certification for its Patient Loading Utility System for Pilatus PC-12/47 and PC-12/47E aircraft.
Air Hollywood, Where Flying and Filmmaking Have Partnered Since 9/11  1
Where you can order up turbulence on cue and barf bags are at the ready for however many takes are needed?
Viewpoint: Business Aviation in the New Year  6
For the business aviation community, at once both a broad but thin and rarefied sliver of society and the body politic, the way forward is rife with questions, opportunities and concerns.
Finding Comity In Aircraft Co-ownership 
Can aircraft co-owners co-exist for long? Partners in Aviation has a plan that could ensure a harmonious relationship.
Fast Five: David Sneed Executive Vice President & COO Delta Private Jets
David Sneed discusses the scope and operations of Delta Private Jets, which provides charter and jet card services to companies and individuals.
Questions for David Sneed 
Questions for David Sneed, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Delta Private Jets.
GAMA Delivers Disappointing Data 
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association says new aircraft deliveries for the first three quarters of 2016 were down 3.5% from the same period in the previous year, with 1,504 units shipped compared to 1,558 units in 2015. Helicopter shipments were even worse—down 16% to 615 units compared to 732 units in the same period in 2015. Combined airplane and rotorcraft billings were $15.9 billion year-to-date in 2016 compared to last year's $19.1 billion, a contraction of 16.5%.
FAA Seeking Bids For Remote ATC Tower At FNL 
The FAA is seeking bids to build a remote air traffic control tower at Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL), a business and general aviation facility about 50 sm north of Denver. The airport was formerly known as the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport. In a request for information issued Nov.
FAA Receives More Than 30,000 Aircraft Registrations Due To UAS Rule 
In the little more than two months since releasing its Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) rule on Aug. 29, the FAA had received more than 30,000 new aircraft registrations from commercial operators and more than 22,500 remote pilot applications. Jay Merkle, the FAA’s Director of Systems Integration and Requirements Analysis, said more than 10,000 of the applicants for the remote pilot license had passed the test. The Part 107 rule takes the place of what was previously an onerous Certificate of Authorization process for each operation.
King Air 350 Gets Performance Boost 
Beechcraft is promoting improved performance on its King Air 350HW and 350ER models by offering a more powerful version of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engines and an increased gross weight option. The improvements are FAA and EASA certified and available as factory options on new aircraft.
Poland Buys Two Gulfstream 550s For VIP Transport 
The Polish Ministry of National Defense has signed a contract to buy two Gulfstream 550 aircraft for VIP transport, with delivery in 2017,
UBS: Business Jet Shipments Down In Q3, Off 36% From Peak 
Increased business jet deliveries in North America and Western Europe during the third quarter helped offset declining shipments to emerging market regions, along with China and Latin America, according to a recent UBS market research report. Global business jet deliveries fell 5% during the third quarter compared to a year ago. Deliveries to North American customers rose 9%, while deliveries increased 13% in Western Europe during the quarter.
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