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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.

Rationalizing Reno: Lessons Drawn From The Golden Age Of Aerospace 
Back in aviation’s Golden Age, the purpose of air racing was not simply to collect trophies and headlines, but to help advance the science of aeronautics and propulsion, which it did. But does it still? I recently went to Reno, Nevada, to find out.
Questions For Schweizer RSG President David Horton 
David Horton, Schweizer RSG president and managing partner, answers five questions ranging from recent acquisitions to China.
SyberJet Flies Upgraded SJ30i 
SyberJet Aircraft flew its upgraded SJ30i jet for the first time on Oct. 9 out of San Antonio International Airport (KSAT).
Gulfstream Realigns Business, Reduces Jobs In Select Areas 
The company continues to hire in certain areas, as evidenced by recent service center openings throughout the U.S.
Tecnam Delivers First P2012 Travellers 
Italian plane-maker Tecnam recently delivered the first pair of its new nine-passenger P2012 Travellers to launch customer Cape Air, which has expressed interest in putting up to 100 of the high wing piston twins into service.
Leonardo AW 139 Reaches 1,000 Deliveries 
The success of the Italian medium twin transformed company revenues and paved the way for a family of derived products, including the AW169 and AW189.
Rolls-Royce Acquires Electric Propulsion Arm Of Siemens 
The British engine-maker says the buy will further its aircraft electrification strategy.
Textron, Bombardier, Embraer Celebrate Successes 
Textron Aviation and Bombardier are celebrating entry into service of two new business jets, while Embraer is cheering Praetor approval.
500th Grand Caravan EX Delivered 
Textron Aviation has delivered its 500th Cessna Grand Caravan EX utility turboprop to South Aero, a family-owned company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Macquarie Acquires Fanborough Airport 
In a surprise development, the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has acquired Farnborough Airport from a consortium of private investors, which includes TAG Aviation. The airport hosts the biennial Farnborough International Airshow.
Continental Aerospace Technologies CEO Ross Retires 
Rhett Ross, CEO and president of Continental Aerospace Technologies, the Mobile, Alabama-based aircraft engine-maker, plans to retire and become an entrepreneur.
Wheels Up Acquires Avianis Systems 
According to Wheels Up founder Kenny Dichter, the purchase will enable his company to accelerate development of a broad-based market for charter customers and suppliers.
Global 7500 Flies Nonstop 8,225 nm 
Bombardier touts the flight from Sydney, Australia to Detroit as the longest city-pair in business aviation in history flown by a purpose-built aircraft.
The Nall Report Suggests General Aviation Accidents Decreasing 
There were 1,214 accidents involving general aviation aircraft during 2016 and of those 195 resulted in fatalities, according to figures compiled by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Air Safety Institute (ASI) and released in the latter’s annual Joseph T. Nall Report.
SGS Acquires Stake In ARGUS 
SGS says the purchase should strengthen its existing aviation auditing and consulting services and increase market penetration.

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