William Garvey

William Garvey
Editor-In-Chief,
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.

Articles

Spirit Of Henry J. Kaiser Shines At KaiserAir 
KaiserAir, an Oakland, California-based charter outfit, airline, FBO and management firm—and once part of an industrial colossus—is expanding further, very much on its own.
Fast Five: Brian Proctor, President and CEO, Mente Group, LLC
Brian Proctor, President and CEO, Mente Group, LLC, discusses business trends regarding business aircraft values.
Drones May Be Used To Prevent Bird Strikes At Airports
A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that could allow unmanned aircraft to harmlessly “herd” flocks of birds away from airports.
Northern Plains UAS Test Site Authorized For BVLOS Ops 
The FAA has granted a two-year authorization to the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems test site to fly large drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the operator.
Honda Delivers First HondaJet Elite

Honda Aircraft has begun deliveries of its HondaJet Elite, an upgraded version of its light twinjet. Honda unveiled the aircraft at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in May in Geneva. The first HondaJet Elite was delivered to an undisclosed customer from Honda’s headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. The new $5.25 million aircraft had been in development for the past two years. The changes increase fuel capacity, expand range and provide updates to the Garmin 3000 avionics suite.

Gulfstream G500 Receives Type And Production Certificates . . .
Gulfstream Aerospace’s new G500 twin-engine business jet received type certification and its production certificate from the FAA on July 20.
. . . As G600 Begins Field Performance Testing
Gulfstream’s G600 has begun FAA certification field performance testing close on the heels of type certification of its sibling G500.
Bombardier’s Bellemare Says Learjet Production To Continue
When it comes to Learjet business jet production at its Wichita facility, Bombardier has not made any decisions, President and CEO Alain Bellemare told analysts in early August.
Flytenow And AOPA At Odds Over Online Flight-Sharing
Flytenow, a would-be online flight-sharing service, says the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is opposing a senator's effort that would allow there service to operate in the U.S.
Aspen Flying Club Reserves 30 Sun Flyer 2 Trainers 
Aspen Flying Club, located near Bye Aerospace’s facilities at Centennial Airport, Colorado, recently reserved 30 all-electric Sun Flyer 2 airplanes to use as trainers.
EAA AirVenture 2018 Sets Attendance Record 
According to the Experimental Aircraft Association, this summer’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, attracted 601,000 attendees, about 2% above last year’s record.
USAF Awards Gulfstream $594.4 Million Support Contract 
The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Gulfstream Aerospace a $594.4 million, seven-year contract to provide logistics support for its Gulfstreams,
Leonardo Encouraged By Increased Helo Deliveries
Italian aerospace and defense company Leonardo says it has overcome helicopter production and delivery glitches that led to investor concern.
Nearly 6,000 ‘Rusty Pilots’ Take To The Skies
The AOPA recently announced its “Rusty Pilots” program had returned nearly 6,000 aviators to currency.
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