Carole Rickard Hedden

Editorial Director, Aviation Week Executive Intelligence

Washington, DC


Carole Rickard Hedden is Executive Editor for custom content for Aviation Week Network, providing custom content and research to industry executives since Aviation Week Executive Intelligence was established in 2013. She joined Aviation Week in 1996 as a financial/business reporter and has led special projects to include Aviation Week’s Program Excellence initiative, its annual Workforce survey and university outreach programs.

Prior to joining Aviation Week, Hedden worked for over 20 years in the news media and corporate communications.


Weekly Debrief: Legislation Pushes For AAM Infrastructure

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 03, 2021
Pete Buttigieg, the charismatic and youthful U.S. Transportation Secretary, looks at infrastructure in simple terms. “There is no such thing as a Republican bridge or a Democratic pothole.”
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Ferrovial Lays Groundwork For Lilium In Florida

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 02, 2021
When Lilium joined hands with Ferrovial and Tavistock Development to announce plans to build a regional air system in Florida, the attention was placed firmly on Lilium.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Archer, Atlas Crest Readjust Merger Valuation Downward

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jul 29, 2021
Startup advanced air mobility company Archer and Atlas Crest Investment Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, have revised downward the value of their proposed merger.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation