Graham Warwick

Graham Warwick
Technology Managing Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense. 
Born and educated in Scotland, he graduated in aeronautical engineering and worked in advanced design at Hawker Siddeley Aviation in the U.K. before becoming an aerospace journalist. Before joining Aviation Week in April 2008, he spent almost 30 years with weekly aerospace news magazine Flight International, most recently as Americas Editor based in the U.S. 
Graham is a winner of the Decade of Excellence award for aviation journalism, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
In 2013 the Jesse H. Neal award for Best Technical Content was awarded to Graham Warwick and Guy Norris for their Advanced Propulsion feature.

Management Shakeup Continues At Bombardier 

Bombardier has replaced its head of marketing for commercial aircraft, including the slow-selling and still-grounded CSeries airliner, as it continues a corporate restructuring and downsizing.

Ross Mitchell, previously in both business and commercial aircraft sales at Bombardier, has replaced vice president of commercial aircraft marketing Philippe Poutissou with immediate effect.

Bell: Affordability Key To U.S. Army JMR/FVL Rotorcraft 

Proving affordability is the biggest challenge facing Bell Helicopter and a Sikorsky/Boeing team as they build and fly advanced rotorcraft demonstrators aimed at the U.S. Army’s requirement to replace its Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the mid-2030s.

The two teams have been chosen to fly high-speed rotorcraft in 2017 under the Joint Multi Role (JMR) technology demonstration, a precursor to the planned Future Vertical Lift Medium (FVL-M) program to replace the UH-60.

Intermodal-container Air Cargo Concepts Attract Interest 

To the lone inventor in aviation, the chance to have serious engineering horsepower applied to your idea is rare. For Pat Peebles and his FanWing concept, that opportunity has come in the form of a European Union (EU)-funded program led by German aerospace center DLR.

Aviation Pursues Hybrid Electric Propulsion 
Turbine-electric propulsion shows promise for keeping aviation’s efficiency improvements going beyond 2030
Northrop Unveils Design For Darpa Spaceplane 

Northrop Grumman has unveiled a vertical-launch, horizontal-landing reusable booster design for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s XS-1 experimental spaceplane.

Affordability Challenge In Pursuit Of Army JMR/FVL 
Higher speed will not be enough to persuade the U.S. Army to pursue an advanced rotorcraft
Northrop Bets On Open System To Stay Competitive On Black Hawk 
Under current plans, the U.S. Army’s oldest Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks will not be replaced before 2035 at the earliest, six decades after the medium-utility helicopter first flew.
NASA Tests Distributed Electric Propulsion 
NASA Langley Research Center has begun tethered tests of the GL-10 Greased Lighting, a 10-ft. wingspan prototype of a hybrid-electric distributed propulsion vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft.
Bell: Affordability Key To U.S. Army JMR/FVL Rotorcraft 
Proving affordability is the biggest challenge facing Bell Helicopter and a Sikorsky/Boeing team as they lay the groundwork for a future Black Hawk replacement.
Aerospace Assessing Potential Of Quantum Computing 1
A new approach to supercomputing could be required to tackle aerospace’s hard problems
Darpa Tries X-Plane Approach To Armored Fighting Vehicles 

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is taking an X-plane approach to developing technology for a next generation of combat vehicle that will be more mobile, survivable and affordable.

The agency’s new Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program will investigate whether mobility and technology can reverse the need for more armor to protect fighting vehicles from advanced weapons.

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