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.




Despite Revenue Dip, Airframer Sees Strong Q1 Earnings 
Boeing managed to make a positive start to 2017 with strong earnings, despite marginal revenue declines across its businesses.
Boeing's New Generation Jetliner Game Plan Moves Into High Gear  2
Smooth development of the 737-9 is a key part of Boeing’s competitive strategy against the Airbus A320neo family.
Boeing 787-10 Sets Up Rapid Test Pace  4
Testing on Boeing 787-10, the longest and final stretch derivative of is twinjet family, is a bit ahead of schedule, as the program enters the first phase of stability-and-control evaluation.
PW1100G mounted on an Airbus A320.
Pratt Begins A320neo Engine‑Seal Upgrade 
Pratt & Whitney is beginning a fleetwide retrofit of a more durable air seal on PW1100G geared turbofan-powered Airbus A320neos following certification of the improvement package on April 12.
Boeing's Second 737 MAX Variant Begins Flight Test  15
The first 737-9, the second member of Boeing’s 737 MAX family, made its first flight from the company’s Renton, Washington, facility on April 13, marking the start of a planned nine-month flight test and certification campaign.
Rolls Unveils Business Jet Engine Game Plan  17
Although Rolls-Royce continues to dominate the high-thrust engine market for large-cabin, long-range business jets, the company’s position is under attack.
China Takes Wraps Off National Hypersonic Plan  58
China’s first international hypersonics conference, held in Xiamen, amounted to a coming-out party for the nation’s swift progress in high speed flight research.
China Reveals Key Test Progress On Hypersonic Combined-Cycle Engine  2
Could China’s hypersonic combined-cycle engine be the first to fly?
Rolls-Royce Might Pitch UltraFan For Boeing New Midsize Airplane  77
An UltraFan bid for Boeing’s NMA would guarantee an intense three-horse race among Rolls, Pratt & Whitney and CFM International.
Rolls-Royce Accelerates Its UltraFan Gearbox Testing  7
The heart of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan engine—the power gearbox—is nearing full-scale power trials, the most critical phase to date in Rolls’s push toward future civil powerplants.
Airlines Praise Airbus A320neo Performance, But Engine Issues Remain  40
Operators are impressed by the fuel savings achieved a year after entering service. But the PW1100G engine is still causing problems, and fixes are pending.
Rocket Lab Sets Up For Production Boost  30
Space start-up Rocket Lab is accelerating series production of rocket engines and avionics for its Electron launch vehicle at a newly opened facility in California.
Airbus, Pratt Scramble To Fix A320neo In-Service Issues  16
The two manufacturers are trying to quickly eliminate root causes of a rash of engine replacements in the A320neo fleets of IndiGo and Go Air.
Boeing Steps Up 737-10X Market Push  44

As Boeing continues to refine the configuration of the proposed 737-10X, the company confirms it has begun making firm offers to customers for the final stretch of the MAX family.

PW1100G Issues Spur Airbus, Indian Aviation Authority Action 

FRANKFURT—Airbus and Pratt & Whitney are trying to tackle the root causes for an unusually high number of engine replacements in the Airbus A320neo fleets operating with Indian airlines Indigo and Go Air.

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