William Garvey

Former Editor-in-Chief, Business & Commercial Aviation

Charleston, South Carolina


Bill was Editor-in-Chief of Business & Commercial Aviation from 2000 to 2020. During his stewardship, the monthly magazine received scores 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.


ADS-B Tracking Data Clears An Ag Pilot Of FAA Charges

By William Garvey Jan 06, 2023
Misguided grounding mission using poor-quality video and wrong ID is foiled with NextGen’s tracking tech.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Veteran Business Jet Engine May Power Yet Another Fleet

By William Garvey Nov 10, 2022
How the TFE731 helped launch the business jet era—quietly.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Stratos 716X: A Do-It-Yourself Mach 0.7 Personal Jet

By William Garvey Oct 14, 2022
The “X” shaves $1 million off the price.
Aircraft & Propulsion