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.




NASA Subsonic X-plane Development Work Awarded  3
Aurora acquisition gives Boeing pole position in initial subsonic X-plane risk-reduction contracts.
Lockheed Martin Submits NASA X-plane Proposal  2
The company has submitted its final bid to NASA for development of the agency’s Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator; it is one of two competitors to do so.
Go Fly Initiates Personal Air Vehicle Competition 
Sponsored by Boeing, the three-phase $2 million Go Fly competition is aimed at developing a safe, viable personal air vehicle and encompasses a wide range of parameters.
Reaction Engines Scores Big DARPA Contract  3
DARPA taps Reaction Engines to conduct high-temperature testing of the precooler technology for its proposed hypersonic air-breathing, Sabre rocket concept.
Amid SR-72 Rumors, Skunk Works Ramps Up Hypersonics  85
Lockheed Martin is ramping up development of hypersonic system technology as observers report the first sightings of a demonstrator vehicle believed to be linked to the Skunk Works’ planned SR-72 high-speed aircraft project.
Boeing Sponsoring Go Fly Personal Vehicle Competition 
Boeing is sponsoring a $2 million competition to develop a safe, viable personal air vehicle with a fly-off of the finalist designs in 2019.
Go Fly Personal Vehicle Competition Sponsored By Boeing 
Boeing is sponsoring a $2 million competition to develop a safe, viable personal air vehicle with a fly-off of the finalist designs in 2019.
Boeing Creates NMA Program Office 
Boeing has appointed 787 veteran Mark Jenks to lead a newly established New Midsize Airplane (NMA) program office, marking a significant step towards the potential launch of the low-cost twin-aisle project.
GE Set For Key Electric Propulsion Technology Test  4
General Electric’s advanced inverter could be a precursor to viable hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion.
Boeing Zhoushan Completion Facility Sets China Plan In Motion  68
Boeing thinks the answer is a “win-win” for both its capacity-pressed production system and its airline customers in China.
Darpa Awards Sabre Test Deal To Reaction Engines 
Reaction Engines has won a contract from Darpa to conduct high-temperature testing of the pre-cooler technology at the heart of its proposed hypersonic air-breathing combined cycle Sabre rocket concept.
Stratolaunch Tests Engines On Huge Space Launch Carrier  12
Development has taken longer than expected, but engine testing is an important milestone in realizing Paul Allen’s new space vision.
Spike Set To Fly Scaled Supersonic Bizjet Demo  41
Supersonic business jet developer Spike Aerospace is poised to begin flight tests of a scaled, proof-of-concept demonstrator.
Rolls-Royce ‘Excited’ By Electric Regional Market  1
Areas underserved by rail—including the U.S.—are potential targets for hybrid-electric propulsion regional aircraft.
Stratolaunch Completes Initial Engine Tests  45
Stratolaunch Systems, the space launch carrier aircraft venture backed by billionaire Paul Allen, has completed the first phase of engine tests.
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