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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 Activates Free Tracking Service For Aircraft In Distress 
Managed by the Irish Aviation Authority, an Aireon joint venture partner, the Alert service uses the company’s network of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast receivers carried by Iridium Next satellites to locate transponder-equipped aircraft flying below.
Aireon Activates Free Tracking Service For Aircraft In Distress 
Space-based surveillance provider Aireon has activated its Aircraft Location and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service to provide on request the last known position of any transponder-equipped aircraft in distress.
FAA Works Toward Remote ID Draft Rule  1
FAA senior executives reinforced the message that “Remote ID” is a prerequisite for enabling more complex drone operations that are now allowed only by waiver.
FAA Issuing Waivers For Parachute-Equipped Drones 
The FAA has issued multiple waivers allowing operators to fly parachute-equipped drones over people.
FAA Issues Waivers For Parachute-Equipped Drones 
The FAA this month has issued multiple waivers allowing operators to fly parachute-equipped drones over people.
FAA Issues Waivers For Parachute-Equipped Drones 
The FAA this month has issued multiple waivers allowing operators to fly parachute-equipped drones over people.
Viasat, Teledyne Announce Connectivity Partnership 
Satellite communications provider Viasat and avionics manufacturer Teledyne Controls have partnered to support inflight streaming of flight deck data for airline operational and maintenance uses.
Viasat, Teledyne Announce Connectivity Partnership 
Satellite communications provider Viasat and avionics manufacturer Teledyne Controls have partnered to support inflight streaming of flight deck data for airline operational and maintenance uses.
DJI Rebuts Accusations, Unveils New Drone Software 
In a June 24 letter to the Security Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, DJI protested testimony delivered by some of the witnesses who appeared at a hearing days earlier.
DJI Rebuts Accusations, Unveils New Drone Software 
In a June 24 letter to the Security Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, DJI protested testimony delivered by some of the witnesses who appeared at a hearing days earlier.
Honeywell Becomes First SmartSky Reseller to Airlines 
Honeywell has announced its selection as an authorized value-added reseller of the SmartSky Networks’ 4G LTE air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity service for airlines in North America, becoming the first such reseller for airlines.
GE, Lufthansa Systems Demo FMS-EFB Interface 
GE Aviation and Lufthansa Systems this week are demonstrating a “connected” flight management system (FMS) data-sharing capability with electronic flight bags (EFB).
Airlines Avoid Iranian Airspace After FAA Persian Gulf Flight Ban 
Passenger and cargo airlines around the world are re-routing their flights into and over the Middle East after FAA issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S.-based civil aircraft from flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, citing “inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation operations and potential for miscalculation or misidentification.”
FAA Prohibits U.S. Carriers From Flying In Iranian Airspace 
The situation presents a risk to civil aviation and the potential for “miscalculation or misidentification,” as evidenced by the surface-to-air missile strike of the Navy aircraft while it was operating over the Gulf of Oman, the agency said.
FAA Prohibits U.S. Carriers From Flying In Iranian Airspace 
The situation presents a risk to civil aviation and the potential for “miscalculation or misidentification,” as evidenced by the surface-to-air missile strike of the Navy aircraft while it was operating over the Gulf of Oman, the agency said.
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