Molly McMillin

Managing Editor, Business Aviation

Wichita, KS

Summary

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report. 

Before joining Aviation Week, Molly spent nearly 20 years at the Wichita Eagle, Kansas’ largest newspaper, where she served as senior aviation/aerospace reporter.

Along the way, she has had some unique experiences, including a ride with the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, a parachute jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights demonstration team and a ride in the back of an Air Force tanker watching a boom operator fuel a fighter jet. Her reporting has taken her across the world. Molly became a private pilot in 2011.

She has won multiple state and national journalism awards, including awards from the Society of Business Editors and Writers, Heart of America and the Kansas Press Association. She was the recipient of the 2013 National Business Aviation Association’s Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence and was featured in a book on Kansas called Ad Astra: 161 Adventurers, Astronauts, Discoverers, Explorers, Pilots, Pioneers and Scientists.

A graduate of Wichita State University, Molly was selected the 2014 Outstanding Alumni at WSU’s Elliott School of Communication.

Articles

January Used Bizjet Inventory Falls 55% YOY In 2021, Pricing Up 13%
The number of used business jets for sale remains limited heading into 2022, with inventory levels down 55% in January compared to January 2021 and down 12% from December, while average list prices rose 13% year-over-year, according to Jefferies data. 
natalia.pelayo… Mon, 01/24/2022 - 21:57
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Fast 5: Need For Pilot Training And MRO Consulting
Teresa Ortega, a commercially rated pilot and 25-year Textron Aviation veteran, founded Wichita-based Ortega Aviation Services with her flight instructor husband, Kirby Ortega, a former Textron Aviation chief pilot for piston engine operations, in 2018. The company initially offered classroom training along with consulting services for jet maintenance and expanded from there.
molly.mcmillin… Mon, 01/24/2022 - 08:00
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Bizav Shipments Rise In 2021 But Lag 2019, Aviation Week Data Shows

By Molly McMillin Jan 21, 2022
Business jet and business turboprop deliveries rose in 2021, but have not yet returned to prepandemic levels of 2019, according to just-released preliminary data by the Aviation Week Network.
Aircraft & Propulsion