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.

Area-I Builds Unmanned Research Testbed
Unmanned aircraft developed as bridge between wind-tunnel and manned-flight testing
Case Dismissal Challenges FAA’s Efforts To Govern UAS 

A court decision in a lawsuit brought by an unmanned aircraft operator against FAA could make it more difficult for the agency to ban civil UAS use until it can get rules in place.

The lawsuit was filed by voluntary search-and-rescue operation Texas EquuSearch after receiving an email from an FAA regional office in February informing the organization that its use of a small unmanned aircraft to assist with searches was “illegal” and should “stop immediately.”

Bell Picks TRU To Supply 525 Simulator 

TRU Simulation + Training will build the first full-flight simulator for Textron sister company Bell Helicopter’s Model 525 medium twin.

The Level D simulator is to be operational in the first quarter of 2016, in Bell’s Fort Worth training center.

The simulator will be built by the Tampa-based former Opinicus, acquired by Textron in November along with Montreal-based training device manufacturer Mechtronix and merged to form TRU.

Army’s JMR Demo Choices Key To Helo's Future 
Advanced rotorcraft demos must convince U.S. Army of their affordability, performance
Case Dismissal Challenges FAA’s Efforts To Govern UAS 
In the absence of regulations governing UAS, FAA regional offices have sent dozens of cease-and-desist letters to operators using small unmanned aircraft, principally for aerial photography, filming weddings or homes for sale.
Bell Picks TRU To Supply 525 Simulator 
. The Level D simulator is to be operational in the first quarter of 2016, in Bell’s Fort Worth training center.
Call For Partners Launches Europe’s Clean Sky 2 

Europe has launched its first call for core partners in Clean Sky 2, its largest ever public-private civil aeronautics research program.

Core partners will join the 16 leaders of Clean Sky 2 and make a substantial long-term commitment to the program, which is funded by government and industry.

Clean Sky 2 will run from 2014-2024 and, at almost €4 billion ($5.4 billion), is 2.5 times the size of the current Clean Sky program, which began in 2008 and runs until 2017.

Suborbital Players Win Places On Darpa’s XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane 
Masten Space Systems, teamed with XCOR Aerospace, has won one of three contracts to design a demonstrator for a reusable launch-vehicle in its first stage. Blue Origin is part of the Boeing team; Northrop Grumman is teamed with Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites.
An Interview With Boeing CEO Jim McNerney 2

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney talked at the company’s headquarters in Chicago with Editor-in-Chief Joseph C.

Europe’s Clean Sky 2 Program Begins 

Europe may not have a single NASA-like organization to act as a focal point for aeronautics research, but it does have Clean Sky. Now entering its culminating phase of demonstrations, and with a follow-on program starting, Clean Sky is having a powerful structuring effect, aligning not only European Union (EU)-funded research but also national programs with common aviation goals.

UAE Picks Honeywell UOP For Renewable Fuel Production 

Honeywell company UOP’s biofuel process technology is to be used to produce renewable jet fuel and diesel at a more than $800 million refinery being built in Fujirah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

UOP’s hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) pathway will be used to process about 500,000 metric tons of renewable feedstock a year, half the planned capacity of the plant being built by Dubai-based Petrixo Oil & Gas.

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