Bill Carey

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.

Articles
NTSB: Fatigue Crack Led To BA Boeing 777 Engine Fire 
A fatigue crack in a turbine disk web and subsequent uncontained engine failure led to the Sept. 8, 2015 engine fire on a British Airways Boeing 777-236ER on takeoff from Las Vegas, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said June 20.
DOT IG Will Audit FAA's Oversight Of Southwest Airlines 
The U.S. Transportation Department Office of the Inspector General said on June 20 that it will review FAA’s safety oversight of Southwest Airlines, citing recent events, including an inflight engine failure in April that caused the death of a passenger.
Bell Plans More Tech Advances As Valor Adds Flight Time  1
Bell Helicopter plans to add 360-deg. pilot’s vision capability to its V-280 Valor demonstrator this year.
Rockwell Collins Producing Waveguide-Based Head-Up Display 
Rockwell Collins has started production of head-up displays (HUD) using diffractive waveguide optics technology developed by DigiLens, of Sunnyvale, California, the latter company announced June 13.
FAA ‘Lapses’ Reported To White House, Congress 
FAA safety inspectors approved aircraft for Part 135 charter operations without first reviewing exemptions that in some cases would have prohibited their operation, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found in response to a whistleblower’s allegations.
Counsel: FAA Inspectors Improperly Approved Aircraft for Part 135 
FAA safety inspectors approved aircraft for Part 135 charter operations without first reviewing exemptions that in some cases would have prohibited their operation, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found in response to a whistleblower’s allegations.
Noise Pushback Challenges FAA’s Northeast Corridor Initiative 
Community pushback over noise and controller staffing constraints pose challenges to FAA’s pending initiative to focus air traffic management (ATM) improvements in the U.S. Northeast corridor, aviation experts said.
UPS Undertakes Major Avionics Upgrade 
UPS Airlines is modifying 137 Boeing 757 and 767 freighters with the Rockwell Collins Large Display System.
Chao: NextGen ATC Progress Lagging 
Progress toward completing FAA’s NextGen air traffic control (ATC) modernization program is lagging, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told the Aero Club of Washington in a June 13 address.
NextGen ATC Progress Lagging, Chao Says 
Progress toward completing FAA’s NextGen air traffic control (ATC) modernization program is lagging, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told the Aero Club of Washington in a June 13 address.
NASA Conducts First Ikhana Mission Without Chase Plane 
NASA conducted the first flight of its Ikhana remotely piloted aircraft in shared airspace without a chase plane on June 12.
Study: FAA ‘Overly Conservative’ When Assessing Drone Risk 
An overly cautious FAA should change its approach to assessing safety risk when it considers unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommends in a study released June 11.
Study: FAA ‘Overly Conservative’ In Assessing Drone Risk 
An overly cautious FAA should change its approach to assessing safety risk when it considers unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, a new study says.
Study: FAA ‘Overly Conservative’ In Assessing Drone Risk 
An overly cautious FAA should change its approach to assessing safety risk when it considers unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, a new study says.
Jenny Announces Retirement From RTCA 
Margaret Jenny will retire as president of RTCA after 10 years in that post, the standards organization announced June 8.
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