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.


Sierra Nevada Corp. Loses Override Appeal As CCtCap Continues 
Boeing and SpaceX are preceding apace with their plans for commercial crew space capsules, now that the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals ruled against Sierra Nevada’s protest.
Antares Failure Tightens ISS Deliveries Indefinitely 
Contingency planning and the multi-vehicle approach to supplying the International Space Station will mitigate the effects of the worst accident to hit human spaceflight since the Columbia disaster, but not without some belt-tightening and lesson-learning in the months ahead.
NASA, Orbital Sciences Begin Antares Loss Investigation 12
Although investigators are keeping their options open, a prime suspect is expected to be a potential failure mechanism involving the AJ-26 engine.
SpaceX Targets December For Falcon 9 First Stage Landing Attempt 

LOS ANGELES — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) plans to attempt the first powered vertical landing of a Falcon 9 first stage onto a specially built flat-top barge in the Atlantic in early December.

PW800 Engine is First of Jet Engine Family 

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is on track to certify the PW800 by the end of December, says company president John Saabas. Officially unveiling the engine last week at the NBAA convention, Saabas says the 16,000-pounds-thrust powerplant will provide the jumping-off point for a new family of business jet engines covering the 12,000-pounds-thrust to 20,000-pounds-thrust range.

Legacy 500 Wins FAA Approval 

National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce believe business aviation is in a stronger position heading into debate on the next FAA reauthorization bill thanks to a concentrated effort by industry to educate lawmakers and the general public on the important role the industry plays in the national economy.

Sabreliner Bounces Back 

Sabreliner, an iconic name in business jet aviation since the late 1950s, is making a comeback with ambitious plans to expand beyond maintenance and repair to provide aircraft rebuilds, refurbishments and engine overhauls.

Pratt & Whitney, GE Eclipse Rolls-Royce On Long-Range Bizjets 1
The official unveiling of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW800 turbofan at this year’s National Business Aviation Association convention marked a sea change in the provision of engines for the world’s long-range business jets.
SpaceX Targets December For Falcon 9 First Stage Landing Attempt 1
"We actually have a huge platform that’s being constructed in a shipyard in Louisiana right now," says SpaceX CEO Elon Musk."We’re going to try and land on that on the next flight," he says, referring to SpaceX’s fifth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
New Technologies On Gulfstream's G600
We look at the new features being introduced in the cockpit of Gulfstream's G600 and the Pratt & Whitney PW800 engine that will power the new ultra-long-range business jet.
PT6 Assembly While You Watch
Gleaming new engines are a common sight on the display stands at NBAA, but it isn’t often showgoers get to see the complete components of a turboprop laid bare, let alone one being put together from scratch on the convention floor.
Silvercrest Flight Test Enters Second Phase
Flight tests of Snecma’s 11,000-pounds-thrust-class Silvercrest turbofan on a modified Gulfstream II have entered a second phase in San Antonio, Texas.
GE Continues Passport Testing, Eyes 2015 Flights
General Electric’s Passport engine for the Bombardier Global 7000/8000 ultra-long-range business jet series is undergoing ingestion and endurance evaluations at the company’s extensive Peebles, Ohio, test site in readiness for the start of flight tests in early 2015.
PW800 Engine is First of Jet Engine Family
Pratt & Whitney Canada is on track to certify the PW800 by the end of December
Legacy 500 Wins FAA Approval
Embraer says the long-awaited FAA certification of the Legacy 500 mid-size business aircraft was granted on October 21 following completion of flight tests and initial approval from Brazilian authorities in August.
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Oct 30, 2014

Daylight Reveals Post-Antares Damage At Wallops

NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has reported on its initial assessment following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....More
Oct 30, 2014

Gabon Buys 12 Aravis

Gabon has become the third client for the 4x4 Aravis made by French defence company Nexter, after signing a contract on 29 October to procure 12 of these 12.5 ton heavily armoured vehicles....More
Oct 29, 2014

Poland and Germany Deepen Army Cooperation

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to increase Polish-German army cooperation on the fringes of the annual Bundeswehr conference in Berlin on 29 October. German Ministry of Defense photo by Thomas Imo...More
Oct 28, 2014

Virtual Training

The Euronaval show in Paris this week is not one where one expects to see demonstrations of people wearing strange electronic gadgets and sensors. That is usually reserved for homeland security shows such as Milipol or air-land shows such as Eurosatory....More
Oct 28, 2014

Turnkey Not Smorgasbord

In the competition for the most futuristic looking vessel at the Euronaval show being held this week in Paris I would put the clear front runner as the Fast Attack Craft on the Saab stand....More

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