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.


U.K. Company Sees Big Future For Hybrid Airship  4
British company plans to support remote oil and gas and mining installations with fleet of hybrid airships.
Boeing 737 MAX Enters Crucial Fuel Burn Test Phase 
Boeing is preparing to start key fuel burn tests of the 737 MAX that could prove pivotal in the model’s long-running market battle with the reengined Airbus A320neo.
Engine Competition Extends To Upper Stages  3
The modern day space race for new U.S. engines is taking place at both ends of the rocket.
Up Close: Lockheed Martin’s LMH-1 Hybrid Airship 48
As the era of the commercial hybrid airship dawns, we take a closer look at more features of the newly-launched Lockheed Martin LMH-1.
Four Engines Competing To Send Military Satellites Into Space  6
More important than the political struggle over how many Russian RD-180 engines to allow for national security launches is the intense commercial competition to replace it altogether.
United Launches E175 ‘Hot-And-High’ Upgrade
United Airlines has become launch customer for a newly certified ‘hot-and-high’ performance improvement package developed by Embraer for the E175 airliner.
Boeing Plans 4,000-Plus Job Cuts To Reduce Costs  9

The manufacturer confirms more than 4,000 jobs will be cut across the company’s Commercial Airplanes group by mid-year as part of cost reduction efforts announced in February.

United Launches E175 ‘Hot-And-High’ Upgrade 
United Airlines has become launch customer for a newly certified ‘hot-and-high’ performance improvement package developed by Embraer for the E175 airliner.
NASA’s Traveler To Demo ‘Trustworthy’ UAS Autonomy 4

NASA researchers, together with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are planning demonstrations of an autonomous unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capable of planning, launching, navigating and refueling itself.

Rolls Faces Tighter Schedule As First Trent 1000 TEN Flies  1
Rolls-Royce has begun flight tests of the upgraded Trent 1000 TEN for Boeing’s 787 but faces a compressed schedule to meet entry-into-service targets in 2017 and 2018.
Airport Delays, Politics Linked To Possible Etihad Deferrals 
Fast-growing Etihad Airways is expected to defer deliveries of a number of Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A350s in 2016 and 2017, according to sources familiar with the orders.
Truss-Braced Wings May Find Place On Transonic Aircraft  43
Phase 1, completed in 2010, indicated a TTBW design could reduce fuel consumption by 5-10% over a conventional cantilevered wing. Now Phase 3 tackles transonic capabilities.
Challenges In Testing Transonic Truss-Braced Wing 
The extremely thin wing of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing 4.5%-scale model meant the test team had to use pressure-sensitive paint, which can acquire data in areas inaccessible to conventional pressure measurements.
Branson, Startup Working To Develop Supersonic Airliner 
Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is now involved with a Silicon Valley-backed startup that wants to develop a small supersonic airliner.
The Return Of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights  11
Airlines have attempted ultra-long-haul flying in the past, but more capable aircraft coupled with a reduction in fuel prices make this go-round seem more achievable.

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