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.

 

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ASL
Lockheed Signs Up First Order For Civil C-130J
ASL Aviation Group, owner of Safair the South African-based C-130 operator, has signed a letter of intent with Lockheed Martin for up to 10 LM-100Js, the commercial variant of the current C-130J airlifter.
Monarch Switches To Boeing 

FARNBOROUGH — Monarch Airlines, a current A320 operator, has selected the Boeing 737 MAX over the competing Airbus A320neo for its future fleet re-equipment plan.

The deal marks a significant turnover for Boeing in Europe where Airbus has so far dominated with the A320 and follow-on re-engined A320neo. The Monarch deal covers 30 737-8 and includes additional convertible options with first deliveries starting in 2018.

The 737 was selected “after a very fair process,” says Monarch executive chairman Iain Rawlinson. 

Boeing Launches Higher Capacity 737 MAX Variant 

FARNBOROUGH — Boeing is to offer a higher capacity variant of the 737-8, a member of the new MAX family, to further improve seat-mile operating economics and increase competitiveness against the Airbus A320neo.

CFM Looks To Another Boom Year 

FARNBOROUGH — CFM International kicked off this year’s Farnborough Air Show by announcing the selection of its Leap-1A engine by American Airlines to power 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft - pointing to another record year of orders for the General Elecric-Snecma joint venture.

Twin Otter X2 Close To Completion
Although Canadian company Viking Air restarted production of the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter in 2007, demand remains high for refurbished and modernized versions of the original versions, of which more than 500 are still in service.
Engine Alliance Studying Future A380 Engine Options
The Engine Alliance, a General Electric-Pratt & Whitney joint venture, plans later this year to define a new set of performance upgrade packages to the A380’s GP7200 engine as Airbus continues to evaluate future propulsion options ranging from incremental improvements to re-engining.
Oil System Fix Under Test For CSeries Engine 

FARNBOROUGH — Pratt & Whitney says it is testing and verifying a “more robust” oil system for the PW1500G as part of company-wide efforts to return the grounded Bombardier CSeries test fleet to the air as soon as possible.

GE Unveils Additive Manufacturing Factory Plan
General Electric has revealed plans to develop the aerospace world’s first large, dedicated additive manufacturing facility for jet engine parts in Auburn, Alabama.
Boeing Opts For 787-Like Cabin Altitude For 777X 2
Surprise decision means that 777X cabins will be pressurized to the equivalent altitude of 6,000 ft.
Monarch Switches To Boeing
Monarch Airlines, a current A320 operator, has selected the Boeing 737 MAX over the competing Airbus A320neo for its future fleet re-equipment plan.
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