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.

 

Articles
Ground Collision—Potential Versus Reality 5
NASA acknowledges that an Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System developed initially for military use could be adapted to commercial aircraft, but cautions that such a transition remains some way off.
Germanwings: How Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems Could Save Lives 25
The technology exists to physically take command away from a pilot and is in operation with the U.S. Air Force.
EcoDemonstrator Testing Steps Up  1
Boeing assesses 787 ecoDemonstrator results as 757 debuts to focus on aerodynamic tests
NASA’s Sustainable Airliner Project Goals In Sight 
The seventh and final year of NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation project is on target for a grand finale: the goal of simultaneous cuts in drag, weight, fuel burn, noise and emissions seems eminently doable moving forward.
A Reversed, Tilted Future For Pratt’s Geared Turbofan? 21
As bypass ratios increase and engine cores get smaller, Pratt & Whitney comes up with a unique solution to the challenges of small scales inside future turbofans.
757 EcoDemo Focuses On Laminar And Active Flow

Test flights are getting underway of a Boeing 757 with an actively blown vertical tail and new wing-leading-edge sections, which could pave the way for the wider use of natural laminar and active flow control technology in future airliner designs.

Convertiplane Developer Aims For Mid-Year Flight Tests 
Elytron Aircraft plans to begin flight tests this summer of a two-seat, proof-of-concept tiltwing aircraft designed to take off and land like a helicopter but operate from point to point at fixed-wing speeds.
Patching The F-35’s Data Fusion Gap 15
Testers say a software patch gets F-35 closer to promise of multi-ship data fusion.
Boeing Flies 757 EcoDemonstrator 3
Boeing conducted the initial functional check flight and handling qualities test sortie for its newly completed 757 ecoDemonstrator test aircraft on March 17.
Software Patch Being Tested For F-35 Multiship Attack 
Engineers here at Edwards AFB have begun flying a software patch on two test jets to explore the effectiveness of upgrades designed to improve the “fusion” of the threat picture among multi-aircraft F-35 formations.
XCOR Expands Leadership In Push For Lynx First Flight 
Former Beechcraft executive John Gibson II has been named chief executive officer and president of XCOR Aerospace in place of co-founder Jeff Greason, who is transitioning to chief technology officer.
Sikorsky, Lord Set For ‘Jet-Smooth’ Helo Tests For U.S. Army  2
Helicopter manufacturers may be closing in on a long-sought goal: eliminating rotor-blade vibration.
Large Tandem-Rotor UAS Aimed At Heavy-Lift Markets
Dragonfly Pictures Inc. is developing the Pelican for the precision aerial-spraying role and, potentially, military supply operations.
Podcast: Talking 777 Upgrades And Bubble Trouble
Aviation Week editors discuss Airbus and Boeing production: Is there an order bubble that may burst one day? They also talk about the 777 upgrade, the possibility of an A380neo and Bombardier’s CSeries.
Do Airbus and Boeing Face Bubble Trouble?
The two dominant aircraft manufacturers are sanguine their robust orderbooks are sound; other industry analysts caution that they are being overly ambitious.
 
Blogs
Apr 25, 2015
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Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission

Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies...More
Apr 24, 2015
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Airbus A380 Makes First Flight (2005) 2

The Airbus A380 made its first flight on April 27, 2005. The story since has been full of ups and downs. See our original coverage from 2005....More
Apr 23, 2015
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Airbus, Boeing Delivering Aircraft At The Last Minute? 1

An analysis of Airbus' and Boeing's delivery data from Aviation Week Intelligence Network's Fleet database reveals that both Airbus and Boeing tend to deliver a majority of their aircraft during the second half of each month....More
Apr 21, 2015
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Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso

"We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are interested in it."...More
Apr 15, 2015
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Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."...More

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