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.

Analysts Split On Whether Bombardier Can Deliver CSeries 

A version of this article appears in the September 15 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Manufacturing ramp-ups can be tricky, as the global commercial-aircraft industry well remembers from the great Boeing production foul-up of 1997. After trying to increase its delivery rates far faster than suppliers could handle, the manufacturer had to take the drastic steps of halting the 737 assembly line and suspending 747 production altogether.

NASA To Assess Autonomy For Small UAS 
In the first of a series of requests for information (RFI), the agency’s UAS Integration in the NAS Project is seeking input on the capability and readiness of technologies that provide "intelligent autonomy."
Darpa Looking For Multi-Sensor GPS-Free Navigation 

As the U.S. military comes to grips with its dependency on space assets and their vulnerability to denial or attack, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is assessing the state of cutting edge GPS-free navigation technology.

Current GPS-free precision-navigation technology suffers multiple shortcomings, Darpa says. These include large errors over time, high acquisition and operating costs, labor-intensive mission planning, size, weight, power and waste heat incompatible with small platforms.

Bombardier Details CSeries Return-To-Flight Plan 
Bombardier is to restart CSeries flight testing and remains confident the initial 110-seat CS100 will enter service in the second half of 2015, despite a halt of more than three months after an engine failure during ground testing.
The company says flight testing will resume this month with the second aircraft, FTV2. The aircraft was rolled out at Mirabel on Sep. 5. Bombardier confirms engine runs have begun. Close observers say the aircraft could fly as early as Sep.
Slovenia’s Pipistrel Takes Lead In Electric Aircraft Development 
Certification regulations are lagging development of electric-powered light aircraft
Google Looks To Unlock Potential Of Delivery Via UAS
Could today’s online giants spark a new era in aviation?
Darpa Looking For Multi-Sensor GPS-Free Navigation 
Darpa is seeking technology approaches to provide navigation and homing precision at least as that of GPS, can fit in a small package suitable for multiple-airborne platforms and will operate over denied areas without revealing the location of the platform or exposing it to attack.
Bombardier CSeries Nears Return To Flight
Bombardier expects test flights of the CSeries airliner to resume by the end of September, following the installation of Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines modified with a revised oil system.
NASA Seeks Partners For Low-Altitude Airspace Management Demo 
The agency wants to identify public, private and academic organizations that would participate in developing and testing a series of increasingly sophisticated builds of the planned UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system.
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