William Garvey

William Garvey
Editor-in-Chief, Business & Commercial Aviation,
Business & Commercial Aviation

Bill has been Editor-in-Chief of Business & Commercial Aviation since 2000. 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.


Recreational Aviation Foundation’s Goal: Secure Wild Airstrips 
Schafer Meadow, an airstrip in a designated wilderness area, has a warning to visiting pilots: Watch for horses or big game on the 3,200-ft. grass runway.
No Alternative: Both The Message And Means Are Clear 
While turbine-engine makers continually and admirably improve the fuel burn rates of their products, the undeniable facts are that combustion produces CO2emissions. As a result, some people — quite a lot of people, actually — object to aviation’s increasing carbon fallout. And they’re gaining voice and power.
Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices: June 2019 
The tables show Jet-A and avgas prices from a survey of U.S. fuel suppliers conducted in June 2019.
Honda Ramps Up Elite Production 
Honda Aircraft is preparing to ramp up production of HondaJet Elites by 25%, to five aircraft per month from the current four, by next year.
Daher TBM 940 Succeeds TBM 930 
Daher recently introduced the latest version of its upgraded six-passenger TBM 940 single-engine turboprop, which succeeds the TBM 930.
European Business Light Activity Declines In April 
April business jet and turboprop activity in Europe declined 12.3% compared to a year ago, reports Argus International.
Sheltair Completes Orlando FBO
Sheltair has completed a four-story fixed-base operator terminal at Orlando Executive Airport in Florida.
Desert Jet Center Waives Ramp Fees For Angel Flight 
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.
Cirrus Names Zean Nielsen CEO 
Zean Nielsen, an executive with experience in industrial building material, electric cars and luxury electronics, has been named CEO of Cirrus Aircraft.
Uber Partners With Heliflite To Launch Uber Copter 
Uber has partnered with charter helicopter operator Heliflite to launch Uber Copter, a manifestation of the company's planned urban aerial ridesharing service.
Citation Grounding Forces Tamarack Into Chapter 11 
The FAA and EASA grounding of Cessna Citation 525, 525A and 525B business jets with Atlas active winglets forced Tamarack Aerospace into bankruptcy in June.
JSSI Signs Parts Agreement With Contour Aviation 
SSI Parts & Leasing, a division of Jet Support Services (JSSI), has signed a new supply-chain services agreement with Contour Aviation.
PrivateFly Adds Summer Routes 
To keep up with customer demand, PrivateFly has added summer routes to its schedule with fixed prices on a 13-seat Embraer Legacy 600.
AOPA Launches Flight Training Survey 
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has launched its annual survey of those who have taken flight training within the last year.
Jetcraft Quantifies Huge Used Business Jet Market 
The pre-owned business jet market will be worth $61 billion over the next five years, nearly two-thirds the value of new aircraft delivered, says Jetcraft.
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