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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.

Articles
Sheltair Breaks Ground For Rocky Mountain Airport FBO 
Sheltair Aviation broke ground for its full-service, 21-acre, state-of-the-art, $20 million FBO at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport on Aug. 15.
Barrington Irving To Receive NBAA American Spirit Award 
Barrington Irving has been named to receive the NBAA's 2019 American Spirit Award
Sky Trek Aviation Becomes Modesto Jet Center 
Sky Trek Aviation at Modesto City-County Airport, based in California, has new ownership and name—Modesto Jet Center—effective Aug. 1.
Signature Flight Support To Acquire IAM Jet Center 
Signature Flight Support has agreed to purchase IAM Jet Center and its affiliated companies, complementing Signature's existing FBOs in the Caribbean.
Questions For Chairman Of Recreational Aviation Foundation 
Questions for John McKenna, chairman of the Recreational Aviation Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
The Skytypers: Delivering Aerial Messages For More Than 70 Years  1
In the mid-1940s, a skywriter by the name of Andy Stinis wanted to get aerial messages out more efficiently.
First Two HondaJet Elites Arrive In Hawaii 
Honda Aircraft delivered the first two HondaJet Elites to Hawaii on June 27. Wing Spirit, a new commercial outfit, will operate the pair on inter-island charters.
FAA Certifies GB1 Gamebird Aerobatic And Training Aircraft 
Game Composites has received FAA type and production certificates for its GB1 Gamebird, a two-place composite aerobatic and training aircraft.
H55 Flies Two-Seat Bristell Energic Trainer 
H55, a technology spinoff from the Solar Impulse around-the-world solar-powered aircraft team, has flown a two-seat electric aircraft aimed at the pilot-training market.
And The Award Goes To . . . A Result, Not The Purpose 
Aero Club-France is the biennial venue for the Aerospace Media Dinner that is convened to celebrate the previous 12 months’ best from the industry’s media.
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices: July 2019 
The tables show Jet-A and avgas prices from a survey of U.S. fuel suppliers conducted in July 2019.
FAA Certifies Gulfstream G600 
In late June, Gulfstream's G600 received its type and production certificates from the FAA, clearing the way for first deliveries to begin this year.
73 Percent Of U.S. Turbine Business Aircraft Fleet Equipped With ADS-B 
As of May, the number of turbine-powered U.S. business aircraft equipped with ADS-B rose to 73% of the fleet, or 13,174 aircraft, according to a report by FlightAware.
Italian Government Places $795.3 Million In Orders With Piaggio 
The Italian government hopes a federal money transfusion will help bring ailing Piaggio Aerospace back to financial health, or at least extend its life.
MagniX Teams With AeroTEC For Electric Caravan 
Electric motor developer MagniX has teamed up with certification specialist AeroTEC to convert the Cessna 208B Caravan to electric propulsion.

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