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
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.
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.
GE Orders Two HondaJets For Supply Chain Flights
General Electric is set to become the first announced customer for the Honda Aircraft HondaJet, which it jointly powers with the HF120 turbofan, co-developed with Honda.
Future Fan Starts Flight Tests 

LOS ANGELES—Rolls-Royce has begun flight tests of its composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade that will be a key feature in the company’s next-generation Advance and UltraFan engine designs.

USAF’s Secretive X-37B Lands Successfully 

LOS ANGELES—The U.S. Air Force X-37B spaceplane landed at Vandenberg AFB, California, on Oct. 17, completing a record-setting 675 days in orbit.

The end of the third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3) mission comes as the Air Force prepares its second X-37B for a return to space. The Air Force operates two of the Boeing-built vehicles and last flew the second on a mission that concluded at Vandenberg in June 2012 after 469 days in space.

Legacy 500 FAA Cert ‘Imminent’
Embraer says the long-awaited FAA certification of the Legacy 500 midsize business aircraft is “imminent” and following completion of flight tests and initial approval from Brazilian authorities in August.
Piaggio Aerospace Plans Avanti EVO Delivery In December
The first production version of the improved Avanti EVO, a substantially upgraded derivative of the Italian-made Avanti II pusher business turboprop, will be delivered in December.
Gulfstream's Pratt & Whitney Choice Challenges Rolls-Royce's Dominance
Rolls-Royce has dominated the large-cabin, long-range business jet engine market for almost 50 years, but the selection of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW800 for Gulfstream’s new G500/G600 family, on top of the 2010 win by General Electric to power Bombardier’s Global 7000/8000, poses big questions over the UK engine maker’s future business jet strategy.
Safety And Life Upgrades For USAF F-16s 
Auto-collision avoidance enters service on U.S. Air Force F-16s as life-extension plan firms up
USAF’s Secretive X-37B Lands Successfully 1
The end of the record-setting third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3) mission comes as the Air Force prepares its second X-37B for a return to space.
Podcast: Could The Fusion Age Be Upon Us? 1
Joe Anselmo and Graham Warwick ask Guy Norris about his story on Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works and their Compact Fusion Reactor.
Scaled Composites Set For SS2 Return To Powered Flight 
Scaled Composites is installing a hybrid rocket motor in Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) in preparation for the restart of powered flights following completion of qualification firings of the new polyamide-based fueled engine.
Future Fan Starts Flight Tests 
The lightweight fan is mounted on a modified Trent 1000 in place of the engine’s conventional hollow titanium set and is attached to the No.2 engine position under the wing of the company’s Boeing 747-200 flying testbed, which operates from Tucson, Arizona.
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