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.


Blue Origin Performs Second Vertical Landing With Same Vehicle 
Sixty days after Blue Origin achieved its first milestone vertical landing with the New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle, the company has repeated the feat with the same rocket.
SpaceX Reveals First Hover Test Details For Crewed ‘Dragon 2’ 
As part of SpaceX’s plan to develop a human-rated version of a Dragon crew capsule capable of precision-powered landings on the ground, the company has revealed the first images of propulsive hover tests.
First Flight For Australian Subscale Reusable Launch Demonstrator  5
Australian researchers pursue a different approach to cutting launch costs—a wing-borne, fly-back booster and a reusable, scramjet-powered second stage.
Boeing KC-46 Tanker Completes First Air Refueling  71
The first fuel transfer from a Boeing KC-46A tanker to a receiver aircraft was completed on Jan 24.
SpaceX Conducts Hover Test of 'Dragon 2'  18

As part of SpaceX’s plan to develop a human-rated version of the Dragon crew capsule capable of precision powered landings on the ground, the company has revealed first images of propulsive hover tests undertaken in late November at its McGregor, Texas facility.

Blue Origin's New Shepard Rocket Lands Again  39

Sixty days after Blue Origin achieved its first milestone vertical landing with the New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle, the company has repeated the feat with the same rocket.

Boeing 747-8
Boeing Cuts 747-8 Production Rate To Bare Minimum 
Blaming the continuing slow recovery in the cargo market, Boeing plans to reduce the production rate of the 747-8 to just 0.5 aircraft per month in September 2016.
Podcast: Reusability In Space 1
From NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 award to the Dream Chaser spaceplane, to Space-X’s recent near miss landing in Vandenberg, California, the field of reusable space systems is expanding. Join our editors as they discuss developments and competition in the burgeoning commercial and defense space launch markets.
Orbital ATK Plans 'Next-Gen' Launcher Tests 
After years of sole-source launch contracts for the United Launch Alliance, the U.S. Air Force may soon have many options to choose from.
Boeing Gears Up For First Flight Of 737 MAX  40
The aircraft, 1A001, has been under test on the flight ramp at Renton for several weeks following rollout on Dec 8, and is now beginning a set of pre-flight system evaluations.
NASA Details Six-Year ERA Study Results  6
NASA, which invested $400 million in the project on top of a further $250 million invested by industry partners, says the potential payback to airlines could be significant.
Podcast: Who Led in Orders and Deliveries in 2015? 
The final numbers for orders and deliveries are out for 2015. Who is the leader, Airbus or Boeing? And why? Join Jens Flottau, Guy Norris and Graham Warwick as they discuss, compare and look at the impact of these figures.
SpaceX Orbits Jason-3 Spacecraft, Fails to Land on Barge  105
SpaceX successfully launched the Jason-3 ocean altimetry mission to low Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket Jan. 17, though an attempt to land the vehicle's core stage on a barge in the Pacific Ocean was unsuccessful.
Orbital ATK Unveils Plan For ‘Next-Gen’ EELV Competitor  10
Orbital ATK plans to start ground tests next year of first elements for an all-new, next-generation launch vehicle to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program.
P&W Is Developing A320neo Engine Extended-Start Fix  1
Although the geared turbofan (GTF) is certified and meets all performance requirements, originally scheduled A320neo launch operator Qatar Airways flagged the start issue as a reason for not taking delivery of the aircraft as planned in December.
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