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 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.


Why Twin-Props Are Screwdrivers In A World Of Hammers

By William Garvey Mar 25, 2021
Twin-props seem to have gone missing from the skies of general aviation airports.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Jet It, A 2-Year-Old Fractional Aircraft Operation, Is A HondaJet Hero

By William Garvey Dec 03, 2020
The company’s 2020 revenues are up 300% over 2019’s totals.
Aircraft & Propulsion

BCA's Retiring Editors Offer A Final Salute

By Jessica A. Salerno Nov 16, 2020
Reflecting on many years of publishing the leading business aviation magazine and changes as the industry and technology advanced.
Business Aviation