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.




Virgin Orbit Begins Engine Qualification Tests 
To support a higher flight rate, the company sought out and adopted manufacturing processes and personnel from other industries.
Next Two Virgin Galactic Spaceships Assembled As Powered Flights Resume 
More SS2s are in production as The Spaceship Co. broadens its portfolio to include other aerospace and transport products. Photo: The Spaceship Co./Virgin Galactic
Narrowbody Aircraft Market Is Busier Than Ever 
Airbus and Boeing ramp up production and roll out new models as new competitors undergo flight testing.
New Inspections And Limits Worsen Trent 1000 Issues  4
New blades that will solve issue are at least a year away. Regulators to slash ETOPS clearance for low-time aircraft to 140 min., down from 330 min.
Military Space Goals, Commercial Space Ventures Align  1
A rare alignment of military space objectives and commercial initiatives catapult industry into a new frontier.
Dream Chaser Cargo Spaceplane Assembly Poised To Begin  5
Sierra Nevada expects to get aeroshell panels next month for the first orbital Dream Chaser, marking a key milestone in the run-up to the start of assembly.
Boeing Confident In Starliner Test Flight Milestones 
Boeing says it has “high confidence” that it will debut the Starliner CST-100 vehicle for both uncrewed and crewed test flights by year’s end.
UK Eyes Rapid Military Smallsat Deployment 
“We have entered the space game finally," a UK Royal Air Force official says.
Rolls-Royce-Powered Boeing 787 Operators Brace For Disruption  10
Significantly reduced extended-range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS) performance limits, plus a new set of mandatory inspections for operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C-powered Boeing 787s, are set to cause further disruption to a fleet already under strain from earlier problems and replacements.
Argonne National Lab High-energy X-ray Facility’s Hypersonic Test Role  1
The world’s leading Advanced Photon Source is poised to help U.S. recovery efforts in race for hypersonic dominance.
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Rocket-Powered Test Exceeds Expectations  1
Analysis of Virgin Galactic’s initial test flight of the SS2 shows the spacecraft performed as well as, or in some cases better, than model-based predictions.
Boeing, Rolls-Royce Back Reaction Hypersonic Engine Developer  3
The emergence of Boeing and Rolls-Royce as new backers represents a significant endorsement for Reaction, which is designing and testing an air-breathing, combined-cycle rocket engine concept dubbed Sabre.
Virgin Galactic Details SpaceShipTwo Test Plans 
Analysis of Virgin Galactic’s initial test flight of the SS2 shows the spacecraft performed as good as, or in some cases better, than model-based predictions.
Lockheed To Build NASA’s Low-Boom Supersonic X-Plane 
Uniquely positioned after completing a preliminary design for NASA, Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works was the only bidder to build the low-boom flight demonstrator, but NASA praises the quality of its bid.
Podcast: How Skunk Works and SpaceX are Pushing the Edge 2
Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss the unveiling of the tailless UAV and SpaceX’s unique testing strategy.
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