Bill Carey

Senior Editor, Business Aviation

Washington, DC


Based in Washington, DC, Bill covers business aviation and air traffic management 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.


FAA’s Dickson Calls For Stronger Aviation, Telecom Collaboration

By Bill Carey Jan 19, 2022
The aviation and telecommunications industries need a “stronger, more systemic” means of collaboration to prevent conflicts over potential interference from new 5G wireless networks, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Experts Say Many Radalts May Need To Be Retrofitted

By Bill Carey Jan 16, 2022
Many of the radio altimeters currently installed on aircraft likely will have to be retrofitted with filters or replaced to protect against potential 5G interference, experts say.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FAA Grants Partial 5G Exemption For Air Ambulances

By Bill Carey Jan 14, 2022
Helicopter Association International and other aviation organizations reacted to the FAA’s prior-night release of nearly 1,500 Notices To Air Missions (NOTAMS) that will restrict flight operations near 5G cellular towers that AT&T and Verizon plan to activate on Jan. 19.
Safety, Ops & Regulation