Molly McMillin

Editor-in-Chief, Weekly of Business Aviation,
Aviation Week

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, a market intelligence report of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network.

Before joining Aviation Week, Molly spent nearly 20 years at the Wichita Eagle, Kansas’ largest newspaper, where she served as senior aviation/aerospace reporter.

Along the way, she has had some unique experiences, including a ride with the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, a parachute jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights demonstration team and a ride in the back of an Air Force tanker watching a boom operator fuel a fighter jet. Her reporting has taken her across the world. Molly became a private pilot in 2011.

She has won multiple state and national journalism awards, including awards from the Society of Business Editors and Writers, Heart of America and the Kansas Press Association. She was the recipient of the 2013 National Business Aviation Association’s Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence and was featured in a book on Kansas called Ad Astra: 161 Adventurers, Astronauts, Discoverers, Explorers, Pilots, Pioneers and Scientists.

A graduate of Wichita State University, Molly was selected the 2014 Outstanding Alumni at WSU’s Elliott School of Communication.

The Weekly of Business Aviation covers the international business aviation industry and the economic, regulatory, legal and other matters of interest to those who manufacture, supply, service or operate business aircraft. The Aviation Week Intelligence Network covers all aspects of the aerospace, space and defense industries.


Marshall Plans Move From Cambridge By 2030 
British engineering firm, Marshall Aerospace and Defense, has outlined plans to move from its current base in Cambridge, England, by 2030.
Esterline Rebranded As Treality SVS 
Following the acquisition of training simulator specialist Esterline Simulation Visual Systems by Transdigm Group in March, Esterline is rebranding the company as TREALITY SVS (Simulation Visual Systems).
Gulfstream G550 Sets 55th Record In Shanghai To Seattle Flight 
Gulfstream Aerospace has set a new city-pair speed record with its Gulfstream G550, in a flight from Shanghai to Seattle in 10 hr., 29 min.
Global 7500 Sets London City To Van Nuys Nonstop Speed Record 
Bombardier’s Global 7500 has flown from London City, notable for its steep approach requirements, to Van Nuys, California, in its first non-stop mission between the two cities.
Dassault Falcon 8X Sets Santa Monica To Teterboro Speed Record 
Dassault set a speed record in the Falcon 8X from Santa Monica, California, known for its short 3,500 ft. runway, to Teterboro, New Jersey.
NBAA Praises House General Aviation Caucus 
The National Business Aviation Association has lauded the launch of the U.S. House of Representatives General Aviation Caucus.
Tulip City Air Service Now Part Of Phillips 66 Aviation’s Network 
Tulip City Air Service in Holland, Michigan, has joined Phillips 66 Aviation’s network of more than 800 fixed base operators.
GCH Aviation Acquiring New Zealand’s Kaikoura Helicopters 
GCH Aviation is acquiring Kaikoura Helicopters, a tourism aviation provider in New Zealand.
Fieldtech Avionics & Instruments Becomes PWI Installation Center 
Fieldtech Avionics & Instruments, based in Fort Worth, Texas, has become an authorized installation center for PWI LED lighting products.
Euramec Unveils New Business Aviation Flight Simulators 
Euramec, based in Hamme, Belgium, has announced a new line of flight simulators for business aircraft.
Carst Lindeboom will act as the chief representative of TrueNoord’s new office in Centennial Tower in Singapore.
General Aviation, Business Jet Deliveries Rise In Q1 
Deliveries of general aviation aircraft rose an average of 14.5% in the first quarter of 2019 with the largest increase coming in the piston market.
Europe’s Bizav Fleet To Grow 3.4% Yearly, Forecast Says 
Over the next 10 years, Europe’s business aviation fleet is expected to grow from 3,725 aircraft today to nearly 5,020, a compound annual growth rate of 3.4%.
Sounding Board: Five Minutes With Ron Draper 
Ron Draper was appointed president and CEO of Textron Aviation in October.
Bizav Aircraft Inventories, Sales Decline In 1Q 2019 
Inventories of used business aircraft for sale declined across the board, except for piston aircraft, during the first quarter of 2019, while sales were down 25%, JetNet says.
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