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.

VTOL Business Aircraft Project Takes CrowdFunding Route 
Former Sikorsky and Cessna presidents, Piper chief designer lead effort to develop ducted-fan vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft for point-to-point executive travel.
Lockheed, NASA Tests Of Advanced Airlifter Validate Fuel Savings 
Has Lockheed Martin found the right mix of advanced design and conventional thinking with its Hybrid Wing Body airlifter concept? Wind-tunnel tests confirm its efficiency promise and a demonstrator is on the cards.
Lockheed HWB Test Showcases NTF Tunnel Capabilities 
Highly accurate performance tests on Lockheed Martin’s HWB airlifter design stress the National Transonic Facility’s capability to reproduce near-flight-like aerodynamic conditions.
JAGM Conducts Fire-And-Forget Flight, Hits Armor 
The U.S. Army and Marine Corps’ next airborne guided weapon, the Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM), has completed its first launch against an armored target, which was also its first flight test in fire-and-forget mode.
Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Wing-Body Future Airlifter 19
With wind-tunnel tests confirming the expected efficiency benefits of Lockheed Martin's Hybrid Wing Body airlifter, Aviation Week takes a closer look at the latest transport design.
VTOL Business Aircraft Project Takes Crowd Funding Route 

An experienced aviation team has taken the unusual step of launching a crowdfunding campaign to gauge interest in investing in the development of a vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) light business aircraft.

Exploiting new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules that allow start-ups to “test the waters” before a stock offering, the crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine is part of a larger financing plan by XTI Aircraft  to raise capital to begin development of the TriFan 600.

VTOL Business Aircraft Project Takes Crowdfunding Route  8
Former Sikorsky and Cessna presidents and a Piper chief designer are leading an effort to develop a ducted-fan vertical-take-off-and-landing aircraft for point-to-point executive travel.
NASA Prepares For Small UAS Air Traffic Management Test 

Against a background of growing concern over “rogue” unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) near airports and in other sensitive areas, NASA has conducted a dress rehearsal for the upcoming demonstration of the first version of an airspace system designed to enable safe UAS operations at low altitudes.

General Dynamics To Test Anti-Chem/Bio Penetrator 
A high-temperature incendiary munition designed to destroy chemical and biological weapons facilities without spreading the dangerous material is to be demonstrated by General Dynamics under a U.S. Air Force contract.
NASA’s Electric-Propulsion Wing Test Helps Shape Next X-Plane  3
Packing electric motors, electronic controllers, digital data buses and sensitive instrumentation into a small, slender wing proves a challenge that is shaping NASA’s thinking about Sceptor, its planned distributed electric propulsion X-plane
The Week in Technology, Aug. 24-28, 2015 
Transonic buffet mitigation; sensor helps pierce brownout environments; airport noise reduction via steeper approaches trialed; "skycar" proposed to handle rescue missions
Podcast: Cockpits of the Future 2
What if commercial pilots never had to learn to fly IFR? The distinction between instrument flight rules and visual flight rules (VFR) may go away in the not-too-distant future. What if the Black Hawk successor offered military pilots a 360-degree, all-weather view on a touch screen that could easily be reconfigured? These are the sort of things we might see in next-gen cockpits. Join Aviation Week editors Jim Asker, John Croft and Graham Warwick in peering into the future.
The Week In Aerospace And Defense
The top aerospace and defense stories you may have missed this week include Airbus starts A350-1000 wing assembly and Lockheed Martin studies 'stealthy' U-2 replacement.
NASA To Demonstrate Self-Learning Flight Controls  1
NASA’s Learn-To-Fly project holds out the prospect of a radically different approach to flight testing new aircraft, particularly future unconventional and unfamiliar configurations
Bombardier Starts C Series Ramp-Up As Testing Passes 80% Mark 
To minimize the impact of any design changes resulting from flight test, “our strategy has been to wait until we were past 80% through certification, to make sure we have a mature aircraft before ramping up,” says Rob Dewar, vice president and general manager for C Series.

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