William Garvey

Former Editor-in-Chief, Business & Commercial Aviation

Charleston, South Carolina


Bill was Editor-in-Chief of Business & Commercial Aviation from 2000 to 2020. During his stewardship, the monthly magazine received scores 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.


Will Certified Cessna Denalis Expand Or Divide the Market?

By William Garvey Jul 16, 2021
How two new business turboprop singles will stack up in an evolving head-to-head competition.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base Remains Key Hub For Float Flying

By William Garvey Jun 17, 2021
The Florida base has pinned water wings on 25,000 pilots and counting. A ticket to access two-thirds of the Earth’s surface.
Maintenance & Training

Civilian Airborne Volunteers Help U.S. Coast Guard Complete Missions

By William Garvey May 18, 2021
The Coast Guard Auxair not only eases the service’s heavy workload but also provides the thrill of saving lives.
Safety, Ops & Regulation