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.




Stratolaunch Tests Engines On Huge Space Launch Carrier 
Development has taken longer than expected, but engine testing is an important milestone in realizing Paul Allen’s new space vision.
Spike Set To Fly Scaled Supersonic Bizjet Demo  32
Supersonic business jet developer Spike Aerospace is poised to begin flight tests of a scaled, proof-of-concept demonstrator.
Rolls-Royce ‘Excited’ By Electric Regional Market 
Areas underserved by rail—including the U.S.—are potential targets for hybrid-electric propulsion regional aircraft.
Stratolaunch Completes Initial Engine Tests  39
Stratolaunch Systems, the space launch carrier aircraft venture backed by billionaire Paul Allen, has completed the first phase of engine tests.
Safran Unveils Propulsion Road Map  2
The French engine-maker says turbofan improvements will continue while parallel studies of hybrid and all-electric propulsion studies ramp up.
Boeing 787 production line in Everett, Washington.
Boeing Commits To Further 787 Production Rate Increase 
Boeing has confirmed it will step up production of the 787 to 14 per month in 2019.
Virgin Orbit Confirms SpaceBelt Launch Deal  8
Satellite developer Cloud Constellation has formally selected Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket to deploy the first 12 spacecraft forming its initial SpaceBelt constellation of space-based cloud storage data centers.
Airbus Ponders E-Fan X All-electric Takeoff Test  6
Airbus may approve a demonstrator that would continue work toward potential development of a hybrid-electric, single-aisle airliner.
Fatal Nevada Crash Involved Foreign Aircraft Type  71
A Sept. 5 accident at the Nevada Test and Training Range that killed a U.S. Air Force test pilot appears to have involved a foreign aircraft type operated by the service’s secretive Red Hat unit.
Europe Shelves Open-Rotor Flight-Test Demonstration  8
Europe’s Clean Sky research program drops plan to flight-test Safran’s open-rotor engine as market interest shifts to other concepts.
Perlan 2 Targets Edge Of Space  5
The timing was right—with the needed winds—for altitude record-breaking tests in the southern Andes. Cover credit: Airbus Perlan Mission II
Airbus Perlan Sets New World Soaring Record 
The Perlan 2 stratospheric glider flew to 52,172 ft. over the Andes Mountains on Sept. 3, establishing a new world altitude record for sailplanes.
Rolls Gearbox Hits Record Power Level  101
Rolls-Royce's power gearbox (PGB) for the UltraFan engine has reached 70,000 hp during tests in Dahlewitz, Germany, marking a key step toward development of the company's next generation turbofan family.
Boeing, Airbus Betting On 777X, A350 Variants To Meet Qantas Challenge  7
Boeing and Airbus working to meet Qantas challenge to develop an aircraft to fly Sydney-London nonstop
Airbus Perlan Sets New World Soaring Record  22
The Perlan 2 stratospheric glider has established a new world altitude record for sailplanes after it flew to 52,172 feet over the Andes mountains on September 3.
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