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.

Articles
Panel Advises NASA On Low-Carbon Propulsion Priorities 
Industry experts say turbo-electric propulsion is still years away, so NASA should focus research also on gas turbines, sustainable jet fuels and propulsion-airframe integration if it wants to reduce carbon emissions.
Future Technology Innovations On The Horizon 
Technology developments will continue to transform every field of aerospace, just as they have the over the last 100 years.
Solar Impulse Completes Around-the-World Flight 
After encountering significant turbulence over Saudi Arabia on the final leg, solo pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) in Abu Dhabi on July 26, completing the first solar-powered around-the-world flight.
Amazon, U.K. CAA To Test Delivery Drones 
Amazon will test the key capabilities required to make commercial deliveries with small unmanned aircraft in the U.K. in partnership with the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Amazon, U.K. CAA in Deal to Test Delivery UASs 
Key capabilities required for routine commercial deliveries by small unmanned aircraft are to be flight tested by Amazon in the U.K., in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Amazon, U.K. CAA Plan to Test Delivery UASs 
Key capabilities required for routine commercial deliveries by small unmanned aircraft are to be flight tested by Amazon in the U.K., in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
EPA Emissions Ruling Sparks Debate On U.S. CO2 Standard 
The stage has been set for U.S. regulatory action to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from aviation. This follows the formal finding by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft endanger public health.
Perlan Heads to Argentina, Aims for Stratosphere 
The Airbus Group-sponsored Perlan 2 stratospheric glider is en route by container ship to El Calafate in southern Argentina from where it will continue flights aimed at setting a new world gliding altitude record by soaring to 90,000 ft. in mountain waves and the polar vortex.
The Week In Technology, July 25-July 29, 2016  3
Facebook’s full-size UAV flies; Airbus debut’s hybrid E-Fan; Flirtey UAV delivers for 7-Eleven; Airbus Perlan glider heads to Argentina; Leonardo to fly active rotor.
Tecnam Flies New-Design 9-Passenger Commuter 

WASHINGTON—Tecnam’s P2012 Traveler commuter airliner made its first flight July 21 from Capua, Italy. The 11-seat twin-piston is planned to enter service with U.S.

Facebook Flies Internet-Delivery UAV 
A full-scale prototype of Facebook’s stratospheric solar-powered unmanned aircraft, designed to provide Internet access in remote regions, has entered flight testing in South Africa.
Facebook Flies Stratospheric Internet-Delivery UAV 
A full-scale prototype of Facebook’s stratospheric solar-powered unmanned aircraft, designed to provide Internet access in remote regions, has entered flight testing in South Africa.
UAS Detection, Mitigation Part Of Short-Term FAA Bill  1
Congress has allocated to the FAA more time and money to carve out specific regulations for unmanned air system operations.
Airship Carriers Could Extend Smaller UAS Capabilities  34
Harking back to the U.S. Navy scout-carrying airships of the 1930s, SAIC and ArcZeon propose an airship carrier concept to extend the reach of small- and medium-size unmanned aircraft.
Facebook Flies Full-Scale Aquila Internet-Delivery UAS 
A full-scale prototype of Facebook’s stratospheric solar-powered unmanned aircraft, designed to provide Internet access in remote regions, has entered flight testing in South Africa.
Comments
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...

FAA Light Sport Aircraft Waiver Clears Way For Transition Flying Car
June 28, 2016

This is not true of every flying car concept, but in the Transition's case it is intended as a roadable aircraft - driving is secondary to flying and a way to increase the...

Bombardier CEO: We Will Continue To Develop New Programs
June 25, 2016

Er, then how do you explain this headline from Bombardier's own press release?

Bombardier Announces a Definitive Agreement for the Sale of its Amphibious Aircraft...

 

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