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.


Podcast: Will Airplanes Ever Fly Themselves? 17
Self-flying aircraft are even further off than self-driving cars. But technologies that assist pilots are advancing—including one that will take control of the aircraft to avoid a collision if humans do not react quickly enough. Our editors bring you up to date and explore what might be possible.
U.S. Finalizes Next-Gen Military Engine National Tech Plan  7
Following the trajectory established when VAATE took over from IHPTET in 2005, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory unveils plans for a new national military-propulsion technology development program, ATTAM.
Firefly Targets Late Fall For Alpha Aerospike Rocket Tests  22
Firefly Space Systems’ 125,000-lb.-thrust engine will be the first aerospike rocket to fly and is pivotal to the company’s goal of developing a scalable family of relatively simple, lightweight launchers for the small satellite market.
Boeing ‘7-Series’ Jets Help Mark Centennial 2
Part of year-long centenary celebrations, the "Founders' Day" event included a flyover by the KC-46A tanker and static display of earlier-generation Boeing aircraft such as the Model 40 and 247.
Boeing’s 747 Struggles Indicate Large-Aircraft Market Decline  87
After a long and successful run, changing airline operations and new-generation aircraft are likely to spell the end for 747 production.
Boeing Signals Possible Close Of 747 Production Line 
Boeing has confirmed that continuing softness in the global cargo market could force it to terminate production of its iconic widebody aircraft.
Chinese Long March Blazes Over U.S. 
U.S. Strategic Command confirms that a trail of flaming objects that streaked over the western U.S. on July 27 was the expended upper stage of China’s inaugural Long March 7 medium-launch vehicle re-entering the atmosphere.
National Academy Outlines Emissions-Research Priorities 
A National Academy of Sciences committee, which NASA has charged with prioritizing research of technology to reduce commercial aviation carbon emissions by the 2050s, has recommended a greater focus on four main research areas.
RVL Readies For 737 Oil Dispersant Flight Tests 

LOS ANGELES—A Boeing 737-400SF cargo aircraft, modified with a roll-on, roll-off oil slick dispersant system, is scheduled to begin certification tests in late August.                                                                  

ATR Pushes For Reengining ATR 72  1
With shareholders disagreeing over the future of ATR, management opts for incremental aircraft improvements.
777X, MOM And New MAX Variants Under Study  62
Boeing releases more details on future plans, including some hints of how its Middle-of-the-Market aircraft will play out.
GE Reveals ‘Next-Gen’ GEnx-1B Upgrade Study For 787 
Technology for the next-gen GEnx engine is focused on an array of hot-section parts made from lightweight ceramic matrix composites.
Lockheed Pairs Commercial Herc and Cargo Airship 6
Lockheed Martin is marketing its LM-100J civil Hercules variant in tandem with the newly unveiled LMH-1 cargo carrying hybrid airship as part of the company’s broader strategic initiative to grow its commercial aerospace business.
Podcast: Big and Noisy Farnborough Airshow
Our editors are at the Farnborough Airshow this week. Listen in as they discuss key developments including the future of the A380 and what a middle-of-the-market airplane will look like. Also, F-35 finally made its long-awaited debut at the show and stunned our team with its hovering capabilities.
Battle of The Engines At Farnborough 6
The big battle at this year’s Farnborough Airshow is not aircraft sales, but engine competition.

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