Guy Norris

Guy Norris
Senior Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, based in Los Angeles. Before joining Aviation Week in 2007, Guy was with Flight International, first as technical editor based in the U.K. and most recently as U.S. West Coast editor. Before joining Flight, he was London correspondent for Interavia, part of Jane's Information Group. 
 
In 2013 the Jesse H. Neal award for Best Technical Content was awarded to Guy Norris and Graham Warwick for their Advanced Propulsion feature.
 
Guy is also a multiple winner of the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award in the Air Transport, Propulsion and Systems/Technology categories, and in 2006 he received the Royal Aeronautical Society Decade of Excellence Award for sustained achievement in aerospace journalism. 
 
Amongst other works Guy has authored the aerospace section of a science encyclopedia and co-authored, and produced an educational aviation CD-ROM. Guy has authored more than a dozen books on the air transport industry and been honored with several journalism awards including the several books on the histories of Airbus, Boeing and other airframe manufacturers.

 

Articles
U.S. Air Force Lays Out Air-Breathing-Engine-Powered Launcher Studies  8
While everything still hinges on the precooler technology of Reaction Engines’ Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), the Air Force Research Laboratory sees huge potential for the propulsion concept
FAA Studies Space Traffic ‘Pilot Program’ 
The FAA is studying with other government agencies and the U.S. Strategic Command the potential launch of a “pilot program” to take over aspects of space traffic management duties which have been performed solely by the military since the start of the Space Age.
Space Traffic ‘Pilot Program’ Studied By FAA 
The FAA is studying with other government agencies and the U.S. Strategic Command the potential launch of a “pilot program” to take over aspects of space traffic management duties which have been performed solely by the military since the start of the Space Age.
F-35A Incident Points To Tailpipe Fire  6
Strong winds may have played a role in ground emergency with a Joint Strike Fighter.
‘Block 2’ Leap Engine In​ 737 MAX Flight Testing 
Boeing began test flights of the first 737 MAX powered by the production-standard CFM Leap-1B on Sept. 22, marking a key milestone on the road towards the final phase of certification.
Simpler 737-10X, New Midsize Airplane Both ‘Doable’  9
The design space remains wide open for a potential second stretch of the 737 MAX family to counter the Airbus A321neo, Boeing says, but as assembly of the first 737-9 nears, the manufacturer appears to be leaning toward a simpler, lower-risk derivative.
United Launch Alliance Vulcan Engine Reuse Gains Ground  16
United Launch Alliance is taking the first steps along an alternate path involving recovery of only the first-stage engines.
Reaction Engines Refines Hypersonic Engine Demonstrator Plan  85
Reaction Engines is firming up plans to build a fighter engine-size ground demonstrator of its reusable hypersonic propulsion system.
Canadian Company Testing Engine Core Ice Sensor 
A solid-state sensor designed to warn pilots of the danger of high-altitude engine-core icing is in development by a Canadian company and is attracting interest from aircraft and engine manufacturers.
Pratt Focuses On GTF Blade to Speed Deliveries 
Pratt & Whitney is working on improving the build rate of hybrid aluminum-titanium fan blades as part of efforts to catch up on deliveries of PW1000G geared turbofan (GTF) engines for 2016—a target which it now acknowledges will be missed by about 25%.
Mowry Leaves Arianespace For Blue Origin 
Clay Mowry, who has headed the U.S. subsidiary of Arianespace for the past 15 years, is leaving the company to set up a Washington office for Blue Origin.
Antares Slip Adds To ISS Resupply Launch Pressure 
NASA faces the prospect of delays to all three of the next non-Russian resupply missions scheduled to fly to ISS following Orbital ATK’s acknowledgment that the initial launch of its upgraded Antares rocket has slipped from this month to October.
Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage 42
Video footage from the HUD of a U.S. Air Force F-16 records the dramatic moment when its unconscious pilot is saved from certain death by the aircraft’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System.
Investigators Probe SpaceX Falcon 9 Pad Loss  7
The focus of the investigation is on specific failures, faults and combination of events that might have led to the destruction of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and its payload on the launch pad during preparations for a routine static-fire test of rocket’s first-stage Merlin engines.
Second SpaceShipTwo Completes First Captive-Carry Flight 
First flight of the spaceplane, named VSS Unity, is expected within days.
 

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