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 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.

Ground Facility To Open At Beijing Daxing Airport 
Business aviation can look forward to the easing of China's worst operational restriction next year, with the opening of a facility at Beijing Daxing.
RR Tay 611-8 Engine Reaches 10 Million Flying Hours 
The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine recently achieved a significant milestone when the fleet reached 10 million flying hours in nearly five million flights.
Comac Is Building Executive ARJ21 
Comac is building an executive version of the ARJ21 regional jet which it plans to complete it next year and demonstrate to prospective customers.
Garmin Gets STC For GFC 500 Autopilot 
Garmin has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification for the GFC 500 autopilot in the Mooney M20 and 36/A36 Bonanza, the company said.
Japan’s New Central Airservice Gets Dornier 228 From Ruag 
Ruag MRO International has delivered a 19-passenger Dornier 228 to New Central Airservice in Japan, which operates between the mainland and Izu Islands.
OSM Aviation Orders 60 Electric Airplanes From Bye Aerospace 
Norway-based OSM Aviation, a provider of air crews to the airline industry, has ordered 60 all-electric two-seat aircraft from Bye Aerospace for trainers.
TriFan 600 Completes First Series Of Test Flights 
Colorado-based startup XTI Aircraft has completed the first series of test flights of a prototype of its TriFan 600 ducted-fan VTOL business aircraft.
ACJ319neo Sets Flight-Length Record 
The first Airbus ACJ319neo business jet completed a 16-hr. 10-min. flight test flight April 26, setting a record for the longest flight by an Airbus crew on an A320-family.
Cirrus SF50 Grounded For AOA Sensor Problems 
In April, the FAA grounded the fleet of Cirrus Vision SF50 light jets because of issues with the aircraft's angle-of-attack sensor.
Vista Global Plans To Acquire JetSmarter 
Vista Global, owner of charter providers VistaJet and XOJet, plans to acquire JetSmarter, an online jet sharing provider and digital technology developer.
Blackhawk Modifications Doubles Size Of Facilities 
Blackhawk Modifications, a provider of engine upgrades for turboprops, is doubling the size of its facilities and aligning several companies under the Blackhawk Aerospace brand.
Five Learjet 75s Sold To Unnamed Customer 
Bombardier announced that an unnamed customer has purchased five Learjet 75s in a transaction valued at approximately $69 million based on 2019 prices.
UAM Market Forecast To Grow Through 2030 
The urban air mobility market is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 11.33% through 2030, says a report from Markets and Markets.
Family-owned Maule Aircraft Legacy Continues Unabated  2
Family-owned Maule Aircraft is now supported by its fourth generation.
Airman And Artist Extraordinaire Honors Lost Airmen Of World War II  3
A monumental work honoring the lost airmen of World War II is to be dedicated during Memorial Day weekend.
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