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.

Aviation’s Flying Humanitarian Organizations To The Rescue 
Post-hurricane helping hand: It’s hard to know its worth until you need one.
Fast Five: Alexandre Couvelaire, Founder & CEO of Euralair, Paris
Alexandre Couvelaire is a former French air force pilot and founder of the charter company Euralair. He is also a director of the startup, Aero Electric, which has designed and developed the Sun Flyer, the world’s first certificated, all-electric training aircraft.
Kenmore Air Floatplane Operation, Now 70, Earned Its Cachet  3
Even Harrison Ford applauds this unique operation, started in 1946 by three World War II vets.
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices September 2016 
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices September 2016
Viewpoint: Good Ideas From Government  1
South Carolina’s innovative way to survey airports.
Questions For Alexandre Couvelaire 

Alexandre Couvelaire
Founder & CEO Euralair, Paris, France

Bombardier Aerospace Faces Challenges 
Bombardier Aerospace says it plans to periodically pause completions work in Montreal on the Global 5000 and 6000 next year and will furlough employees during those periods.
Light Jet Market Still Depressed 
With just the Model 70/75 still in production, and the light jet market still enduring long term depression, there is open speculation as to what Bombardier might do about its Learjet division.
Embraer Offers Phenom Ace Package 
Embraer Executive Jets is offering a new Phenom Ace enhancement package for Phenom 100 owners to bring new life to their very light jets.
SpeedNews Business and GA Conference Oct. 4-5 
SpeedNews plans to explore the major issues facing the business aircraft industry at its 21st annual Business and General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference Oct. 4-5 in Los Angeles.
USAIG Adds Safety Courses 
The United States Aircraft Insurance Group has added two food safety online courses to its Performance Vector program. The classes were created by Jean Dible, president and founder of GA Food Safety Professionals. 

First is a flight attendant’s for managing inflight food service activities, and includes galley operations with onboard food preparation, presentation and food storage exceeding 12 hours. 

The second is a course for pilots and flight technicians who fly without flight attendants and carry limited food selections onboard. 

NMB Dismisses Challenges From Flexjet And Flight Options 
The National Mediation Board (NMB) on Aug. 22 dismissed challenges filed by Flexjet and Flight Options against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The allegations stemmed from the December 2015 election in which the pilots of the sibling fractional aircraft operations chose the Teamsters to represent them as a single unit, after the two companies merged under the One Sky umbrella. The NMB recognized the merger as of Sept. 30, 2015.
Garmin Expands In Kansas 
Garmin International has broken ground on a four-year, $200 million expansion at its Olathe, Kansas, campus, beginning with an additional 720,000 sq. ft. of space for product manufacturing and distribution center. It is expected to take two years to complete. A second phase will include the renovation of Garmin’s existing warehouse and manufacturing space into a state-of-the-art research and development facility and office space. This phase will take an additional two years to complete, the company says. The full project will near completion in late 2020.
Textron Offers Voluntary Retirements, Restructures Service Organization 
In yet another indication that business and general aviation has yet to fully recover from the great recession of 2008, Textron Aviation is offering voluntary retirements to its employees as a way to cut costs and is also closing its service centers in Wilmington, Delaware, and at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. Employees received a letter about the early retirement option on Sept. 8 and until Sept. 22 to apply.
CNN Launches UAS For Newsgathering 
CNN has launched its first unit using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for newsgathering, called CNN Aerial Imaging and Reporting (CNN AIR). With two full-time UAS operators, the unit will use tethered and free-flying small UAS to integrate drone imagery into reporting for CNN news services, Turner Broadcasting System and parent company Time Warner. Since 2015, CNN has been developing uses of UAS for newsgathering in partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).

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