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
Competitive Shift Puts ULA, Aerojet Rocketdyne In A Bind  1
Government mainstays United Launch Alliance and Aerojet Rocketdyne face uphill battle now that private investments have entered the competitive launch arena.
NASA Begins X-56A Testing With Stiff Wings 
NASA has conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A testbed as part of a broader research effort to develop system and design technology for a future generation of aircraft with lighter, higher aspect ratio wings.
Video: Falcon 9 Close Call 15
This anonymously posted astonishing video reveals how close the Falcon 9 stage came to completing a successful landing and shows that right up unto the last second the cold gas reaction control system was attempting to correct the landing trajectory.
Questions Remain In Antares Explosion Investigation 1
Although investigators appear to be in broad agreement that wear in the bearings of the main engine turbopump is the “most probable” cause of the explosion that destroyed an Orbital ATK Antares launch vehicle on a crew resupply mission to the International Space Station last October, questions remain over what caused the wear in the first place.
SpaceX Checks Throttle Valve After Flawed Falcon 9 Recovery Attempt 39
SpaceX is thought to be focusing on static friction in an engine throttle valve as the prime suspect for the loss of the Falcon 9 first stage during the third attempt at recovering the booster.
ULA CEO Outlines BE-4 Engine Reuse Economic Case 8
United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno says his choice of planning to reuse only the BE-4 engines – not the entire first stage – of the company’s new Vulcan rocket was driven purely by the economics.
Rocket Lab Unveils Battery-Powered Turbomachinery 7
Preparations are underway to begin testing a small-sat launcher dubbed Electron that would use the turbomachinery and other innovations to hold the cost per mission below $5 million.
Airbus Unveils First CFM Leap-1A-Powered A320neo 1
The aircraft is the third A320neo in the test fleet, and joins the first pair of test aircraft which are powered by the competing Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan. In all, eight A320neo-family aircraft will be involved in the certification effort, which will include one additional Leap-1A powered A320.
Pratt Targets Hot, Rotating Blade Use Of CMCs 
Unlike GE, Pratt & Whitney using ceramic matrix composites for rotating engine elements rather than static parts
Pratt Unveils Sixth-Generation Fighter Engine, F135 Upgrade Options  4
Pratt & Whitney outlines plan for F135 engine upgrade options, as well as for sixth-generation combat aircraft engine.
F135 Fix Nears Completion As Production Ramps Up 24
Pratt & Whitney is ramping up retrofits to operational F135 engines with a fix to the problem that led to a catastrophic engine fire last year in the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, and aims to modify the entire fleet by the first quarter of 2016.
USAF Test Pilots School Vets Safer Adaptive Flight Controller
The L1 controller is designed to automatically intervene in the case of control problems.
Podcast: Inside Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan Development
This week's Check 6 podcast comes to you from Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn. Editors Joe Anselmo and Guy Norris sat down with Greg Gernhardt, the president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, to talk about the company’s geared turbofan engine and its battle for market share with the CFM LEAP-X.
Pratt & Whitney Begins Building First Embraer And Irkut GTF Engines 
The debut of the two latest engine variants marks a key milestone for Pratt’s expanding GTF-product line, as well as a significant step in its strategy to retake a broad swathe of the single-aisle engine market.
F-35 Flies Against F-16 In Basic Fighter Maneuvers 66
Test pilots say the F-35 can be cleared for greater agility as a growth option based on the results of basic fighter maneuvers against an F-16 and earlier flight-envelope evaluations.
 
Blogs
Apr 28, 2015
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When the Pentagon First Let Women Fly in Combat (1993)

Twenty-two years ago, the U.S. defense secretary proposed allowing women to fly in combat. Now, the first female fighter pilot is a member of Congress....More
Apr 25, 2015
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Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission

Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies...More
Apr 24, 2015
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Airbus A380 Makes First Flight (2005) 2

The Airbus A380 made its first flight on April 27, 2005. The story since has been full of ups and downs. See our original coverage from 2005....More
Apr 23, 2015
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Airbus, Boeing Delivering Aircraft At The Last Minute? 2

An analysis of Airbus' and Boeing's delivery data from Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet database reveals that both Airbus and Boeing tend to deliver a majority of their aircraft during the second half of each month....More
Apr 21, 2015
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Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso

"We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are interested in it."...More

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