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.


Rothblatt, Dickson Make Splash at NBAA

By Bill Carey Oct 18, 2021
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has bestowed its Meritorious Service to Aviation award to Martine Rothblatt, a pilot and technology entrepreneur who co-founded the company that became SiriusXM radio, then founded biotechnology company United Therapeutics to develop a cure for pulmonary arterial hypertension after her daughter was diagnosed with the condition.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Viasat Unveils Flexible Broadband Service Plans

By Bill Carey Oct 14, 2021
Viasat’s new service plan structure can be customized for where an aircraft typically operates and the amount of data it requires.

Competition Heats Up for Cockpit Satcom

By Bill Carey Oct 14, 2021
Competition for cockpit-focused L-band satellite communications (satcom) has heated up with Inmarsat’s recent announcement of a major “Elera” network…