Bill Carey

Bill
Carey
Senior Editor, Aircraft Systems & Safety,
Aviation Week Network

Based in Washington, DC, Bill covers avionics, air traffic management and aviation safety for Aviation Week. A former daily newspaper reporter, he has covered the commercial, business and military aviation segments as well as unmanned aircraft systems. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2017, he worked for Aviation International News and Avionics and Rotor & Wing magazines.

Bill is the recipient of the National Business Aviation Association’s 2017 Gold Wing Award for his reporting on drones, and in 1997 received the British Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year award in the business aviation category. He is the author of the book, “Enter the Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,” published in 2016.

Articles
Aireon Receives Control of Space-Based ADS-B Payloads 
Aireon announced Feb. 7 that it has formally received control from Iridium of the final six receiver payloads it has placed on new Iridium Next satellites, completing its space-based aircraft surveillance network.
FlightSafety Seeks Extension Of Simulator Modification Deadline 
FlightSafety International has requested a 90-day extension of a mandate to modify full-flight simulators for extended envelope flight training, citing the recent U.S. government shutdown for delaying FAA approval.
Unity Pilots Receive Commercial Astronaut Wings 
Virgin Galactic pilots Mark Stucky and C.J. Sturckow received their commercial astronaut wings Feb. 7 at the headquarters of the U.S. Transportation Department.
Honeywell, Curtiss-Wright Partner On ‘Black Box’ Recorders 
Honeywell and Curtiss-Wright Corp. have partnered to develop a new generation of cockpit voice and flight-data recorders (CVR/FDR) that comply with an upcoming 25-hour CVR mandate and allow inflight access to data.
Iridium Next Global Tracking Constellation Now Fully Operational 
Iridium Communications declared its new Iridium Next satellite constellation operational following more than a decade of planning and a two-year launch program.
Aireon Receives Control Of Space-Based ADS-B Payloads 
Aireon announced Feb. 7 that it has formally received control from Iridium of the final six receiver payloads it has placed on new Iridium Next satellites, completing its space-based aircraft surveillance network.
Iridium Next Constellation Declared Operational  1
Iridium Communications declared its new Iridium Next satellite constellation operational following more than a decade of planning and a two-year launch program.
NTSB Calls On Part 135 Carriers To Improve Safety 
Improving the safety of Part 135 air carrier operations by holding them to the same requirements that apply to airlines is one of the NTSB’s top safety priorities.
NTSB Calls on Part 135 Carriers to Improve Safety 
Improving the safety of Part 135 air carrier operations by holding them to the same requirements that apply to airlines is one of the NTSB’s top safety priorities, the board announced Feb. 4.
FBI Confiscates Six Drones Around Super Bowl Stadium 
Photos posted on Twitter show bureau officials posing with a DJI Phantom on a table, while another small quadcopter is shown in a plastic bag.
FBI Confiscates Six Drones Around Super Bowl Stadium 
Photos posted on Twitter show bureau officials posing with a DJI Phantom on a table, while another small quadcopter is shown in a plastic bag.
New Standard Improves Approaches At Calgary International Airport 
The new separation standard is seen as a steppingstone to the holy grail of “trajectory-based” operation.
ANA: No Engine Failure Found After Twin Shutdown 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has concluded there was no engine failure following a Jan. 17 incident in which both engines on a Boeing 787-8 shut down after it landed at Osaka International Airport, Japan.
NTSB: 15 Aviation Accident Investigations Curtailed During Shutdown 
The NTSB did not send investigators to the scenes of 15 aviation accidents involving 21 fatalities during the 35-day shutdown of U.S. government agencies that ended on Jan. 25.
NATCA’s Rinaldi: Controllers 'Cut Deep' By Government Shutdown 
The 35-day shutdown of U.S. government agencies “cut us deep” and set back FAA modernization projects, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi said Jan. 29.
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