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.




Boeing 737NG assembly line in Renton, Washington.
Boeing Trims 737/777 Supply Base 
As the latest part of Boeing’s top-to-bottom supply chain shakeup, the manufacturer is to bring production of 737 and 777 flap-actuation systems in house.
World View Sets Up For First Spaceport Tucson Launch 
Stratospheric balloon and flight exploration company World View is targeting the start of unmanned launches from Spaceport Tucson here before midyear as it continues to develop the capability for human-rated, edge-of-space passenger flights.
Boeing Trims 737 & 777 Supply Base, Planning UK Fabrication Line  8
As the latest part of Boeing's top-to-bottom supply chain shake-up, the manufacturer is to bring production of 737 and 777 flap actuation systems in-house.
Boeing Considers Next Midmarket Moves As Airbus Watches  70
In a giant game of aviation chess, the pieces that will determine the battle for the middle-of-the-market sector next decade are already in play.
Boeing Prepares For 787-10 Flight Test Campaign 
Boeing is preparing the first 787-10 for the start of a roughly yearlong flight test and certification campaign.
Podcast: Hypersonics Wake-Up Call 3
After almost seven decades of development and testing in high-speed flight, the U.S. finally looked set to become the undisputed leader in hypersonics. What changed? Listen in as our editors discuss.
Electron Rocket Readied For First Test Flight 
Following a series of evaluations on the pad, the Electron is expected to make its first test launch “within weeks."
Boeing 787 Workers Resoundingly Reject Union  2
Boeing workers in North Charleston, South Carolina, resoundingly voted down a proposal to unionize.
A U.S. Timeline Of Hypersonics Starts And Stops  4
Despite much experimentation over the years, U.S. efforts at hypersonics weaponry have failed to produce an operational system.
Boeing Set For 737-8 Certification As 737-9 Poises For Rollout  3
The airframer is entering the busiest phase yet of its new-generation twin development plan.
In Pictures: First Boeing 737-9 Noses Toward Rollout 33
Boeing is close to unveiling the 737-9, the second member of its new CFM Leap-1B powered MAX family. The first aircraft is set for roll out at the end of the month and will likely make its first flight in April.
Classified Report On Hypersonics Says U.S. Lacking Urgency  91
Less than four years ago, it seemed USAF was on the brink of developing the first generation of air-breathing high-speed strike weapons. Now a classified report warns that the U.S. may be losing its lead in hypersonics to China and Russia.
Is There A Need For Speed In Weaponry?  8
Hypersonic weapons offer advantages in four broad areas, including the ability to project striking power at greater range.
NASA Moves Closer To Quiet Supersonic Demo  10
As part of its plan to field a Quiet Supersonic Transport low-boom flight demo, NASA has issued a call for interested companies to submit a “capability statement.”
Martin-Baker’s Test Meteors Are Still Going Strong  28
Why replace what still works? This ejection-seat company still relies on vintage warbirds to test its products.
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