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
NASA Ready To Defend Higher Aeronautics Spending 
NASA’s leadership prepares to do battle in Congress to justify plans to ramp up funding for aeronautics research to pay for up to five large-scale X-planes to demonstrate future commercial-aircraft configurations and technologies.
NASA Set To Flight Test Twisting Morphing Flap 
NASA plans to expand tests of morphing flap technology on a modified Gulfstream III to assess the effect on aircraft noise as well as the potential lift and load shifting benefits from axially twisting the flap to different angles from one end to the other.
Will There Be A Glut Of Next-Generation Narrowbodies? 
The market has yet to determine which updated narrowbody—the Boeing 737MAX or the Airbus A320neo—will dominate, but some analysts have begun to say that the industry could face a glut of narrowbodies and the huge orderbooks may not come to fruition.
NASA ‘Surprised’ By Hybrid Power Study Results  28
Researchers find significant fuel savings in “minimal” turbo-electric concept, thanks to benefits of a boundary-layer ingesting,electrically driven propulsor and resulting weight savings from downsizing conventional turbofan engines.
Boeing 737 MAX 8
Airbus, Boeing Vie For Narrowbody Dominance 
Airbus has benefited from the nine-month head start its A320neo program has over Boeing’s 737 MAX, grabbing 67% of orders for next-generation narrowbodies—but Boeing says the order gap is only temporary.
Boeing’s 2016 Delivery Deficit Explained  24
After an initial communications misstep that resulted in market jitters, Boeing offers an explanation for the dip in 2016 deliveries, to be followed by a big 2017 upswing.
737 MAX Flight Test Program Picks Up Pace  2
Planned with an abundance of caution after the many missteps of the 787-8 and 747-8 programs, Boeing’s 737 MAX schedule currently calls for first deliveries in the third quarter of 2017, but that could change.
Podcast: Has the A380 Turned The Corner? 2
Aviation Week editors discuss Iran’s A380 orders, the first flight of the 737 MAX, the A320neo’s quiet service entry and whether Airbus and Boeing are disconnected from economic reality.
In Pictures: Boeing 737 MAX First Flight 14
Boeing successfully completed the first flight of the 737 MAX on Jan. 29, marking the start of a test and certification effort slated to last into early 2017.
Boeing Begins 737 MAX Flight Test Program  16
Although the test program is targeted at delivering the first aircraft to launch customer Southwest Airlines in the third quarter of 2017, there are indications Boeing may press for earlier completion and delivery.
KC-46A Refueling Tests Pave Way For Air Mobility Command Priority List  22
Testing for the Air Mobility Command’s high-priority aircraft will follow the KC-46A refueling trials now underway.
Boeing Ponders Reviving X-48 For New Tests  9
Boeing is still on the hunt for a launch application for its unconventional Blended Wing Body concept, bolstered by positive results from more than two decades of testing at some of the U.S.’s premier research facilities.
Boeing Signals Further 737 Rate Hike, Cuts Back 777 
Boeing plans to increase 737 production to 57 per month in 2019, while stabilizing 777 rates at a reduced rate of 7 per month from 2017 until the introduction of the follow-on 777X derivative at the end of the decade.
SpaceX, Blue Origin Accelerate Reusability Progress  7
Back-to-back landing tests mark rapid pace of private space sector achievements.
Commercial Air Transport Technology Stepping Stones 5
A look at some major technological accomplishments that propelled the growth of commercial air transport.
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