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.


In Memoriam: Robert Baugniet, An Industry Veteran

By William Garvey Mar 21, 2023
A tribute to Robert Baugniet, who retired from Gulfstream.
Business Aviation

A Booming State’s Executive Turboprops Faulted As Unnecessary Luxuries

By William Garvey Mar 02, 2023
Despite helping deliver a $3.8 billion surplus and supporting new business growth, South Carolina’s two ancient turboprops are “luxuries,” some say.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Long-Parked CRJ200s Are Being Rejuvenated For Entirely New Roles

By William Garvey Feb 03, 2023
How repurposed regional jets, at bargain prices, are finding new life serving business aviation customers.
Aircraft & Propulsion