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.


Paper Explores Urban Air Mobility Considerations For Operation 
The National Air Transportation Association released a whitepaper June 7 called “Urban Air Mobility: Considerations for Vertiport Operation.”
Garmin Receives OK For GFC 600 Autopilot On Cessna 208 Aircraft 
Garmin has received FAA approval for its GFC 600 autopilot for the Cessna 208 and 208B.
Desert Jet Center Waives Ramp Fees For Angel Flight West Pilots 
Desert Jet Center will waive ramp fees for all Angel Flight West volunteer pilots conducting missions from the Palm Springs, California, area and Coachella Valley.
Garmin Updates GTN650/750 Series 
Garmin has added new features in its GTN650/750 series touchscreen navigators.
AOPA Launches Flight Training Survey 
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has launched its annual survey of those who have taken flight training, including recurrent training within the past 12 months.
Mente Group Expands Headquarters 
Mente Group has moved into its new headquarters in North Dallas.
Bell Jet Ranger X Earns Approval For High-Altitude Flights 
Bell has received type certification for its Jet Ranger X for performance information expansion at up to 22,500 ft. density altitude.
AviationManuals Offers Free Guide For LOA Applications 
AviationManuals has released a guide for operators to understand various requirements for Letter of Authorization (LOA) applications.
PrivateFly Adds Summer Routes 
To keep up with customer demand, PrivateFly has added new summer routes to its schedule with fixed prices on a 13-seat Embraer Legacy 600.
Planet Nine Private Air Adds Fifth Falcon 7X 
Planet Nine Private Air has received delivery of its fifth ultra-long-range Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft.
Lear Jet Model 35 Flies Make-A-Wish Children 
A Lear Jet Model 35 private jet, painted in bright rainbow colors, flew children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in six Western U.S. cities over their respective communities in May.
Aviation Marketplace Offers Help With Hurricane Evacuations 
The Aviation Marketplace will assist the public with hurricane evacuation in affected areas during the upcoming 2019 hurricane season.
Bizav Manufacturers Monitoring U.S.-Mexico Trade Talks 
Business aircraft manufacturers are keeping a close watch on U.S.-Mexico trade talks.
Bizav Market Optimism Waning Despite Rising Backlogs, JetNet Says 
The mood seems to have shifted in the bizav market, with a decline in optimism, according to a recent global survey of owners and operators by JetNet iQ.
Cirrus Names New CEO; Klapmeier Assumes Advisory Role 
Cirrus Aircraft has a new CEO, Zean Nielsen, as Dale Klapmeier moves into a senior advisory role with the company he co-founded, effective immediately.
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