Bill Carey

Senior Editor, Aircraft Systems & Safety,
Aviation Week Network

Based in Washington, DC, Bill covers avionics and aviation safety for Aviation Week. A veteran journalist with three decades of experience covering the commercial, business and military aviation segments as well as unmanned aircraft systems, Bill has previously written for Aviation International News and Avionics and Rotor & Wing magazines. He joined Aviation Week in November 2017.

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.

Panelists: Basic Flying Skills, AOA Indicators Prevent Crashes 
Mastering basic flying skills, maintaining situational awareness and equipment, including angle-of-attack (AOA) indicators would help prevent loss of control in flight, the leading cause of fatal general aviation (GA) accidents, panelists said April 24 during a roundtable discussion hosted by the NTSB.
Shuster Wants Airline Engine Safety ‘Call To Action’ 
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, submitted an amendment to proposed FAA reauthorization legislation that would require a “call to action” review of airline engine safety in the wake of the Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 engine failure.
EASA, FAA Issue Emergency ADs For CFM56-7B Inspections 
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA late April 20 issued emergency airworthiness directives (AD) calling for inspections of fan blades on CFM56-7B engines that power Boeing 737NGs.
Pilot Labor Groups Oppose Single-Pilot Cargo Proposal 
Airline pilots’ labor groups oppose a provision of proposed FAA reauthorization legislation that would start research into single-piloted cargo aircraft.
Airline Pilot Groups Oppose Single-Pilot Research Proposal 
Airline pilots’ labor groups oppose a provision of proposed FAA reauthorization legislation that would start research into single-piloted cargo aircraft.
Southwest Airlines Inflight Engine Failure Ripples  4
Emergency landing of Southwest Boeing 737 focuses attention on CFM56 engine type.
Following Southwest Incident, FAA Preparing CFM56 Engine Directive 5
The FAA will issue an airworthiness directive (AD) in the next two weeks requiring inspections of certain CFM56-7B turbofan engines, the agency announced one day after the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 engine failure.
NTSB Points To Metal Fatigue In Southwest Boeing 737 Engine Failure  1

NTSB investigators found evidence of metal fatigue in the left engine of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Apr. 17 after the pilots initially reported an engine fire. A woman died after an apparent engine explosion blew out a window and caused the cabin to depressurize.

Southwest Boeing 737 Inflight Engine Failure Causes Passenger Fatality 
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after an apparent engine failure that caused a passenger fatality.
Eurocontrol, BT Sign Contract For Upgraded ATM Network 
Eurocontrol signed a 10-year, €50 million ($62 million) contract with BT to provide an upgraded network for air traffic management (ATM) communications across 47 countries.
Saab Signs Digital Tower Contract With Scandinavian Airport 
Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions will install and remotely operate “digital towers” at Scandinavian Mountains Airport, a new airport being built outside Sälen, Sweden, near that country’s border with Norway.
Inmarsat Launches SwiftBroadband-Safety Service 
SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S), Inmarsat’s new-generation broadband satellite communications system, has entered into commercial service.
NTSB Reiterates Call for Part 135 Fixed-Wing CFIT Training 
The NTSB reiterated calling on the FAA to require fixed-wing pilots flying Part 135 commuter and on-demand operations receive training to avoid CFIT accidents.
BendixKing Unveils New Display For Experimental Aircraft 
Honeywell’s BendixKing business unit unveiled a new touchscreen primary flight display (PFD) for experimental aircraft.
American To Equip 320 A321s For ADS-B In 
American Airlines plans to equip 320 Airbus A321s to display nearby air traffic on the flight deck via Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In (ADS-B In), spearheading the industry’s next step after the 2020 mandate to equip for ADS-B Out position reporting.
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