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.

The Week in Technology, Jan 23-27, 2017 
Lockheed Martin X-56A ready return to flight; Aurora LightningStrike vertical-horizontal transition tests; TsAGI ground-effect transport tested; BAE Systems lasers to create atmospheric lenses; U.S. Army tests Hoverbike for rapid resupply.
X-56A Ready To Fly Again At Edwards 
NASA’s Lockheed Martin X-56A aeroelastic research aircraft is ready to fly once the flooded lakebed at Edwards AFB, California, has dried and can again be used as a runway.
Aurora To Test Transition For Darpa’s LightningStrike 
Aurora Flight Sciences soon will begin testing the transition between vertical and horizontal flight for its LightningStrike high-speed, hybrid-electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft under development for Darpa.
Landscape Of Disruption Lies Ahead For Aerospace  1
Autonomous systems, terahertz communications, cognitive computing, digitized fabrication—these are the technologies identified as potentially disruptive for aerospace by a panel of experts at AIAA’s SciTech conference.
Podcast: Developments In Stealth And Counterstealth
Stealth technology and counterstealth techniques are part of an age-old cat-and-mouse game between military adversaries. Our editors discuss the latest developments and what is coming soon.
Subsonic X-plane Concepts Undergo NASA Midterm Reviews  3
NASA vows to become a “smart buyer” to offset budget threat to X-plane plans as it plans larger, piloted flight demonstrators.
Aurora Refines Design Of Ultraefficient D8 Airliner  14
MIT’s unconventional D8 configuration gets more conventional as Aurora Flight Sciences works to turn the fuel-saving concept into a practical product.
The Week In Technology, Jan. 16-20, 2017 
Predix drone swarms; Islamic State group UAVs; laser attack-logging app; Alphabet X ends Titan stratospheric internet project.
JAGM Hits Small Boat In First Launch From Apache 
The fire-and-forget JAGM was launched from an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, striking a remote-controlled boat.
Airbus To 3-D Print Airframe Structures  20
Airbus buys an electron-beam additive manufacturing machine to 3-D-print titanium airframe structural components for production aircraft.
DARPA Paves Way For Commercial Satellite Servicing  7
DARPA sees government and private-sector agreement on standards for rendezvous and proximity operations as essential to development of a successful commercial on-orbit robotic satellite repair service.
Podcast: Inside Aerospace’s Biggest Science and Technology Conference
AIAA’s SciTech conference is happening this week in Grapevine, Texas. Listen in as our editors discuss the new developments, highlights and big questions facing the aerospace community.
WheelTug Begins E-Taxi Certification And Promises Pushback Savings  22
High fuel prices drove interest in electric taxiing. With oil prices low, pushback time savings is also a driver.
The Week In Technology, Jan. 9-13. 2017  1
Vanilla sets record; Latitude advances VTOL; Singapore drone traffic management; EHang air taxi progress; more unmanned news.
Certification Revamp Brings Promise Of Technology To General Aviation  2
FAA’s Part 23 rule, and Europe’s pending CS-23 revamp, enable certification of GA aircraft using industry standards that can evolve with advances in technology.
Aurora Refines Design Of Ultraefficient D8 Airliner
January 17, 2017

Aurora is not saying much more at this stage - but every time I write about the D8 someone points out the "obvious drawback" of the engine arrangement, so I thought I would...

Video: EHang Reports Progress With Autonomous Air Taxi
January 3, 2017

Aircraft and QuestionMark - EHang says the vehicle being flight tested in the video is full scale, which means a length of almost 3.9m props turning, and 1,5-diameter props...

Key Commercial Aircraft Programs Arrive As Market Weakens
December 23, 2016

The same issue of AW&ST has several pages devoted to the 787-10.

LiquidPiston Rotary X-Engine Offers Compact UAV Power
December 14, 2016

The military uses kerosene, including jet fuel, as its primary fuel for air and ground vehicles for ease of supply, so it is often called logistic fuel. "Heavy fuel" is a...

U-tail Business Jet Shows Noise Benefits In Clean Sky Tests
December 1, 2016

Why? In the US, noise from business jet operations is a major reason given by local communities that are trying to close, or place restrictions on, airports used by general...

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