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.


Ground Test Clears Path For SpaceX Pad Abort Test 1
SpaceX’s planned pad abort test for the Crew Dragon vehicle appears to be staying on track for May 6 following a successful ground firing of thrusters at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral.
NASA-Led Team Completes Morphing Flap Tests
NASA plans to dynamically test flexible wing technology on a modified Gulfstream III later this year after successfully completing initial trials of a morphing flap at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.
Bird Strike Will Not Affect A320neo Timeline, Says Airbus 5
A spectacular image shows fire emitting from the core exhaust of the right hand Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine of the first a320neo, MSN6101.
Competitive Shift Puts ULA, Aerojet Rocketdyne In A Bind  1
Government mainstays United Launch Alliance and Aerojet Rocketdyne face uphill battle now that private investments have entered the competitive launch arena.
NASA Begins X-56A Testing With Stiff Wings 
NASA has conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A testbed as part of a broader research effort to develop system and design technology for a future generation of aircraft with lighter, higher aspect ratio wings.
Video: Falcon 9 Close Call 15
This anonymously posted astonishing video reveals how close the Falcon 9 stage came to completing a successful landing and shows that right up unto the last second the cold gas reaction control system was attempting to correct the landing trajectory.
Questions Remain In Antares Explosion Investigation 1
Although investigators appear to be in broad agreement that wear in the bearings of the main engine turbopump is the “most probable” cause of the explosion that destroyed an Orbital ATK Antares launch vehicle on a crew resupply mission to the International Space Station last October, questions remain over what caused the wear in the first place.
SpaceX Checks Throttle Valve After Flawed Falcon 9 Recovery Attempt 40
SpaceX is thought to be focusing on static friction in an engine throttle valve as the prime suspect for the loss of the Falcon 9 first stage during the third attempt at recovering the booster.
ULA CEO Outlines BE-4 Engine Reuse Economic Case 10
United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno says his choice of planning to reuse only the BE-4 engines – not the entire first stage – of the company’s new Vulcan rocket was driven purely by the economics.
Rocket Lab Unveils Battery-Powered Turbomachinery 7
Preparations are underway to begin testing a small-sat launcher dubbed Electron that would use the turbomachinery and other innovations to hold the cost per mission below $5 million.
Airbus Unveils First CFM Leap-1A-Powered A320neo 1
The aircraft is the third A320neo in the test fleet, and joins the first pair of test aircraft which are powered by the competing Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan. In all, eight A320neo-family aircraft will be involved in the certification effort, which will include one additional Leap-1A powered A320.
Pratt Targets Hot, Rotating Blade Use Of CMCs 
Unlike GE, Pratt & Whitney using ceramic matrix composites for rotating engine elements rather than static parts
Pratt Unveils Sixth-Generation Fighter Engine, F135 Upgrade Options  4
Pratt & Whitney outlines plan for F135 engine upgrade options, as well as for sixth-generation combat aircraft engine.
F135 Fix Nears Completion As Production Ramps Up 24
Pratt & Whitney is ramping up retrofits to operational F135 engines with a fix to the problem that led to a catastrophic engine fire last year in the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, and aims to modify the entire fleet by the first quarter of 2016.
USAF Test Pilots School Vets Safer Adaptive Flight Controller
The L1 controller is designed to automatically intervene in the case of control problems.
Special Topics
May 22, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots

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May 18, 2015

Fire In the Cabin 2

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May 15, 2015

Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

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May 11, 2015

NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

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May 10, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

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