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.

Canadians Study Lifting Fuselage For Future Business, Regional Jets 
Designers looking for fuel savings and emissions reductions beyond those possible with today’s conventional tube-and-wing configurations face additional challenges when the aircraft are smaller, such as regional and business jets.
Lockheed Tests More-Agile Counter-Rocket Interceptor 
Lockheed Martin has flight-tested an improved version of its Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) missile in its final firing under a U.S. Army program to develop technology for a counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) interceptor.
Group Sees Gap In Aviation Emissions-Reduction Proposal 
An environmental group is warning that the international aviation community’s draft plan to meet its goal of carbon-neutral growth might not slow emissions as much as expected.
U.S. Army Seeks Urgent Radar Mod To Counter UAS 
The U.S. Army wants to urgently upgrade up to 10 of its Lockheed Martin TPQ-53 mobile counterfire radars to detect, track and identify unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Qinetiq Leads Unmanned Air-Sea-Undersea Demo 
Qinetiq is to integrate unmanned air, surface and underwater vehicles for a multinational autonomous mine-countermeasures demonstration.
CNN Forms UAS Unit For Newsgathering 
News network CNN has launched its first unit using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for newsgathering, called CNN Aerial Imaging and Reporting (CNN AIR).
Raytheon Making Open Ground Segment For Global Hawk 
The electronics giant has received a $104 million subcontract from Northrop Grumman to develop an open-architecture control system for the high-flying unmanned aircraft that can be updated more easily than its current system.
Finding Ultra-Efficient Designs For Smaller Airliners  35
Designers looking for fuel savings and emissions reductions beyond those possible with today’s conventional tube-and-wing configurations face additional challenges when the aircraft are smaller, such as regional and business jets.
The Week In Technology, Aug. 22-26, 2016  3
CNN forms drone unit; NASA backs electric techs; Folding wingtips for lower fuel burn? Qinetiq’s Hell Bay unmanned demo; Airlander airship flies
Russia Flies Solar-Powered Endurance UAV 
Russia’s equivalent of DARPA has flown the subscale prototype of a solar-powered long-endurance unmanned aircraft.
Honeywell Powerplant Chosen For XTI’s TriFan 600 
XTI Aircraft has selected Honeywell’s HTS900 turboshaft to power a two-thirds-scale prototype of its ducted-fan TriFan 600.
AFRL’s Ethos Targets Techs for High Speed 
Facing the “tyranny of distance” in any future conflict with China, the U.S. Air Force is looking again at the value of high-speed platforms for surveillance and strike missions as well as affordable, responsive access to space.
E-volo Steps Up Volvocopter Testing 
German startup E-volo has conducted dynamic flight tests of its Volocopter V200, flying the electric-powered two-seat vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft unmanned to gather data with which to refine the design of the planned production vehicle.
NASA Selects Techs for Rapid Feasibility Demos 
NASA’s burgeoning push to develop technology for electric aircraft propulsion is evident in the latest series of fast-paced feasibility demonstrations to be funded under the agency’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project.
The Week In Technology, Aug. 15-19, 2016  5
XTI picks Honeywell power; Russia’s DARPA flies solar-powered Owl; AFRL previews high-speed ambitions; Volocopter is put through its paces
Finding Ultra-Efficient Designs For Smaller Airliners
August 18, 2016

As the story says, this level of analysis does not take into account details such as engine location. The paper does note the potential for use of boundary layer ingestion to...

Sustainable Jet Fuels Have Yet To Takeoff
August 5, 2016

Aalexandre - to gain ASTM approval for use in aircraft, a biofuel has to at least meet the same standards as petroleum-based Jet A-1 kerosene (for commercial aircraft). They...

ESAero Refines Turboelectric Airliner Design For NASA
July 8, 2016

You can find some of that detail in ESAero's presentation at AIAA Aviation 2016 in June. The paper number is AIAA 2016-4064.

But the design is evolving, so I suspect...

Flexible, Slender, Active Wings Lie Ahead For Airliners
July 5, 2016

Prandtl D is currently a hand-launched small-scale model weighing just a few pounds. It is a some way from being ready to fly even at the X-56's scale, although that may come...

Take Two For Hypersonic Combined-Cycle Propulsion
June 30, 2016

SABRE is a rocket-based combined-cycle engine and more suited to space access, hydrogen fuel and higher Mach numbers and altitudes than TBCC.

DARPA's focus, and...


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