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.


Planet Nine Private Air Adds G550 To Charter Fleet 
Planet Nine Private Air, based in Van Nuys, California, has added a privately owned Gulfstream G550 to its managed fleet.
Garmin To Provide G3X Avionics For eFlyer2 
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Clay Lacy Aviation Adds GV To South Florida Charter Fleet 
Clay Lacy Aviation has added an ultra-long-range Gulfstream GV to its South Florida jet charter fleet at Naples Municipal Airport.
Bell 505 Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hours 
Bell announced that its Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has surpassed more than 20,000 flight hours in less than three years.
AirMed Adds Nextant 400XTi In San Antonio 
AirMed International has added a Nextant 400XTi medical jet to its base in San Antonio to provide medical flights and to transport transplant teams farther.
SmartSky, Mosaic ATM Partners 
SmartSky Networks has partnered with Mosaic ATM to enhance its SmartSky Skytelligence open marketplace.
Gulfstream Adds Brazil Authorized Facilities 
Gulfstream Aerospace has added two Brazilian aircraft services companies, Líder Aviação and Aero Rio Táxi Aéreo, to its authorized warranty facilities.
NATA, Illegal Charter Task Force Launches Website 
The U.S. National Air Transportation Association and its Illegal Charter Task Force have launched a new website at
CAE To Acquire 50% Stake In SimCom, Signs Training Agreement 
CAE plans to expand its business with the acquisition of a 50% stake in SimCom Holdings, a training provider, for $85 million, the training provider says.
Death Valley’s Chicken Strip Gains Official Authorization 
The only remaining backcountry airfield in Death Valley National Park, commonly called Chicken Strip, has been officially authorized, removing any question about its legal use by visitors.
Greenpoint Technologies Moves Corporate Headquarters 
Greenpoint Technologies has moved its corporate headquarters from Kirkland, Washington, to a new 36,000-sq.-ft. facility in Bothell, Washington.
North America Bizav Activity Flat In First Half Of 2019 
Business aircraft flight activity in North America was mixed during the first half of 2019, with three months of activity gains and three months of declines, according to Argus International’s TraqPak data.
NOAA Buys G550, King Air For Data Gathering 
The NOAA has signed contracts with Gulfstream Aerospace and Textron Aviation for aircraft to support its weather forecasting and research programs.
Tecnam Opens Flight Academy In Italy 
Tecnam has announced the opening of the Tecnam Flight Academy, based at the Capua Airport in Capua, Italy, for pilot and technician training.
U.S. Business Aircraft Hits 79% Equipage Rate, Study Says 
The U.S. equipage rate to meet the FAA’s ADS-B requirements by the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline rose to 79% for business aircraft in July, an increase from 56% a year ago, according to FlightAware.
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