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.


Unlocking Of Feathering Tail Caused SS2 Accident, NTSB Confirms 
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the investigation will “help make the fledgling commercial space industry safer and better.”
NTSB Report Cites Probable Cause Of SpaceShip2 Crash  3
U.S. safety agency lists premature unlocking of feathering tail mechanism as the likely trigger of the SS2 crash.
NTSB Debates Report On Cause Of SS2 Crash  2
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is expected to adopt findings that the co-pilot’s earlier-than-planned unlocking of the feathering tail mechanism on SpaceShipTwo was the probable cause of the fatal accident that struck the suborbital project on Oct 31, 2014.
Massive Air Launch System Promises Reduced Costs  16
Stratolauncher studies universal payload pod for world’s largest-wingspan aircraft.
Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne Prepares For Mass Production  5
Virgin plans big numbers, small satellites and low launch costs.
Air-breathing Sabre Concept Gains Credibility  4
Reaction Engines gets a boost from AFRL’s validation of its Sabre engine cycle concept.
Reusable First Stages, Engines And Lifting Bodies To Cut Cost Of Space Access  5
Reusability is the focus for SpaceX, ULA, Airbus and others to make space transport more affordable, but they all take different approaches to reach the same goal
Subscale Reusable Launch System Demonstrator To Fly This Year 
Flyback boosters and a reusable, scramjet-powered second stage to feature in Australian subscale launch demonstration
Turbomeca Details Clean Sky 2 Turboprop Test Plan  1
New technologies for an advanced turboprop are under review by Turbomeca in readiness for start of the next Clean Sky demonstrator program.
Hypersonic Airliner Market Exists, Says International Consortium  4
Hikari, a European-Japanese consortium, says hypersonic travel can be a reality, with stepwise work through all the development issues.
Mach 5 Airliner Operations Face Huge Challenges  59
Turnaround times, environmental impact and passenger comfort are among the key issues facing hypersonic travel planners.
Reaction Engines Reveals Inner Secret Of Sabre Propulsion Technology  36
Momentum for Reaction Engines’ Sabre hybrid propulsion concept builds as first details of the frost control technology at the heart of the system are disclosed.
Hifire Team Discloses Hypersonic Test Loss, Plans For Repeat Attempt 
Investigations into the failure of HF7, one of the most ambitious flights yet attempted in the joint Australian-U.S. Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (Hifire) program, have pinpointed a thermal problem with a transmitter as the most likely cause.
Reaction Engines Reveals Secret Of Sabre Frost Control Technology  2
Details of the critical technology at the core of an innovative hybrid hypersonic propulsion system for air and space systems have been unveiled for the first time by its British-based developer, Reaction Engines.
Isle Of Man Registry Surges As New Regulations Loom 
The fast-growing Isle of Man aircraft registry is increasing staffing to face the implementation of new European safety regulations and to handle increasing applications from business jet users.
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