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William Garvey

William Garvey
Editor-in-Chief, Business & Commercial Aviation,
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 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aerospace Media Awards; 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.

Podcast: Fast Five with Lance Toland, President of Associates Aviation Insurance
William Garvey, Editor-in-Chief of Business & Commercial Aviation, speaks to Lance Toland of Associates Aviation Insurance about current trends in aviation insurance, especially with single pilot aircraft.
Mooney Aircraft Production Has Reached Its End  8
The maker of high-performance, single-engine, piston-powered light aircraft has closed its doors for the last time.
Leading by Example: The Goals Are Seismic, Critical And Achievable 
While there was plenty of substantial news emanating from the NBAA's annual gathering in Las Vegas this past October, what struck me as a notable change of focus was the emphasis on themes with global significance to business aviation going forward.
Questions For Lance Toland Associates Aviation Insurance President  8
Toland was hooked by aviation as a grade schooler. He later earned degrees in business and law and demonstrated a special affection for aviation insurance.
Falcon 6X Program On Target 
Dassault has completed the critical design review of its long-range, widebody Falcon 6X and is closing in on the preliminary design of the 9X follow-on project.
CAN Raises $5.1 Million At Fund An Angel Event 
Oct. 23 at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention. The Fund an Angel event at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel drew more than 600 people.
Tecnam Takes 11 Orders For Traveller 
Tecnam took firm orders for 11 P2012 Traveller 11-seat utility aircraft during the first two days at the NBAA's annual convention in Las Vegas.
Pilatus Upgrades PC-12 
The new, third-generation PC-12 NGX boasts a redesigned cabin with new seats and larger windows as well as a new electronically controlled P&WC PT-6 turboprop.
Daher Completes Quest Purchase 
French manufacturer Daher Group has completed its purchase of Quest Aircraft Co., maker of the Kodiak 100 utility turboprop.
DJI Unveils New Drone 
DJI, the mall drone manufacturer, has unveiled a quadcopter weighing 249 grams (0.5 lb.), which exempts it by 1 gram from registration requirements in in several countries.
FSI And Jet Aviation Form Partnership 
Jet Aviation Staffing and FlightSafety International have formed a global pilot training partnership program powered by the Hullo Aircrew platform.
Flexjet Places $1.4 Billion Order With Embraer 
Flexjet made news at October's NBAA-BACE by placing a $1.4 billion order with Embraer for Praetor 500 and 600 aircraft, as well as Legacy 450 and Phenom 300 midsize jets.
CAE Invests $85 Million For Stake In Simcom 
CAE has concluded a multilayered arrangement with Directional Aviation Capital involving investing $85 million for a 50% stake in Simcom.
Spirit AeroSystems Buys Bombardier Aerostructures In Belfast 
Aerostructures businesses in Belfast. Northern Ireland and Morocco, as well as an MRO business in Dallas. Total value of the deal, which is expected to close in the first half of 2020, will be about $1.1 billion after Spirit assumes pension liabilities and makes other payments. The sale increases Spirit’s capabilities to include Airbus and business jet work and aftermarket services. Bombardier employment centers. Bombardier announced its exit from commercial aerospace in May and had already divested its regional jet and turboprop business.
EC135 Accident Ruling: Pilot Ignored Low-Fuel Warning 
A Scottish Fatal Accident Inquiry into the Nov. 29, 2013, helicopter crash that killed 10 people in Glasgow has concluded the pilot ignored low-fuel warnings.

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