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
Taking Stock of the 'Insider Threat'
An airline employee’s fatal flight in a stolen Bombardier Q400 causes airport, airline to rethink security protocols.
Intel Debuts Wireless Tracking System For Small Drones 
Intel Corp. debuted a “beacon” capability for identifying and tracking small drones during an Aug. 15 event hosted by the Choctaw Nation near Durant, Oklahoma.
Panasonic Avionics Names New Chief Compliance Officer 
Panasonic Avionics Corp. (PAC), which settled bribery and accounting fraud charges brought by the U.S. government earlier this year, has appointed a new chief compliance officer.
FAA Approves BVLOS UAS Ops At North Dakota Test Site 
The FAA has granted a two-year certificate of authorization to the Northern Plains UAS test site to fly large drones beyond visual line of sight of the operator.
FAA OKs BVLOS UAS Ops At North Dakota Test Site 
The FAA has granted a two-year certificate of authorization to the Northern Plains UAS test site to fly large drones beyond visual line of sight of the operator.
FBI Recovers Recorders From Horizon Air Crash Site  2
The flight-data recorder and “components” of the cockpit voice recorder were recovered from the stolen Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 turboprop that crashed in the southern Puget Sound on August 10, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced.
Afghanistan Restores Airspace Surveillance Capability 
Afghanistan can provide full surveillance of its airspace now that the multilateration system at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul has been restored, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission says.
General Atomics Expands Presence At North Dakota R&D Park 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will nearly quadruple the space it occupies at the Grand Sky research and development park in Grand Forks, North Dakota,.
Edmonton Police Investigate Drone, Bombardier Q400 Near Miss 
Edmonton, Canada, police are investigating a near miss involving an unidentified drone and a WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400 turboprop on approach to Edmonton International Airport July 31.
Drone Wildfire Incursions Declining, Interior Dept. Says 
There were 25% fewer instances of drones interfering with wildland firefighting efforts as of July when compared to the same time last year, the DOI says.
Drone Wildfire Incursions Declining, Interior Dept. Says 
There were 25% fewer instances of drones interfering with wildland firefighting efforts as of July when compared to the same time last year, the DOI says.
Reassessing The Risk Of Li-ion Battery Fires  4
Testing of new flame suppressants to assess their effectiveness against lithium battery fires is needed, the FAA says.
Airline Pilots Unions Join to Oppose Single-Pilot Research 
Airline pilots’ unions and a business jet pilots association have formed an alliance to oppose a provision of draft FAA reauthorization legislation that calls for research into single-piloted cargo operations.
Aeromexico Embraer E190 Crashes; No Fatalities Reported 
An Aeromexico Embraer E190AR crashed shortly after takeoff from Guadalupe Victoria Airport in the state of Durango, Mexico, July 31. The airline and local authorities said there were 103 people onboard, including four crew, but no reports of fatalities.
FAA Mulls Recommendations For Planned GPS Interference  6
GPS outages are causing concern as the U.S. national airspace system becomes increasingly reliant on satellite-aided navigation and ADS-B for surveillance.
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