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
FAA Moves To Speed Startup Of Approved UAS Flying 

 

Operators receiving exemptions from airworthiness requirements to enable low-risk civil unmanned aircraft flights are to receive blanket authorization to fly below 200 ft. altitude under an interim FAA policy to speed the startup of commercial operations.

Podcast: How Do We Keep Pilots From Crashing Planes?
Aviation has become technically safer and safer. Is it now time to address the pilot as a safety concern?
Clean Sky 2 Further Focuses European Aeronautics Research 
How well the Clean Sky 2 research program balances near- and long-term technologies could prove crucial to Europe’s civil-aircraft industry
U.S. Air Force And Navy X-Plane Fighter Prototypes Planned 
There will likely be two next-generation fighter X-plane prototypes, one for the U.S. Air Force and one for the Navy, under the Pentagon’s Aerospace Innovation Initiative (AII), a senior Darpa official says.
Darpa Targets Maritime Agility, Resilience 
Adding flexibility and resilience to maritime systems is an area of focus for Darpa, says Deputy Director Steve Walker. He cites the Upwards Falling Payloads (UFP) program to develop a globally distributed undersea payload-dispensing architecture on the deep ocean floor.
A Reversed, Tilted Future For Pratt’s Geared Turbofan? 
As bypass ratios increase and engine cores get smaller, Pratt & Whitney comes up with a unique solution to the challenges of small scales inside future turbofans.
Airbus Begins New Lakota Training Helo Deliveries To U.S. Army
By training pilots from the outset on the twin-turbine, glass-cockpit Lakota, the Army is hoping for a more efficient transition to the Boeing AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk in its operational fleet.
Amazon’s FAA-Certified UAS ‘Already Obsolete’ 
A day after the certificate was granted, Amazon applied for permission to fly a more-advanced UAS in the U.S., and is “hopeful that this permission will be granted quickly,” Paul Misener, vice president for global public policy, told a Senate hearing March 24.
The Week In Technology, March 23-27, 2015 
Moth inspires agile thinking; aerospike rocket looks for liftoff; tethered UAVs for safer cities; Amazon a step closer to delivery drones and other unmanned news
FAA Moves To Speed Startup Of Approved UAS Flying 
Operators receiving exemptions from airworthiness requirements to enable low-risk civil unmanned aircraft flights are to receive blanket authorization to fly below 200 ft. altitude under an interim FAA policy to speed the startup of commercial operations.
FAA Moves To Speed Start-Up Of Approved UAS Flying 
The interim policy will allow operators to start flying sooner after receiving a Section 333 exemption, but will not speed the process for granting an exemption.
Amazon’s FAA-certified UAS ‘Already Obsolete’ 
The package-delivery unmanned aircraft for which Amazon received FAA experimental certification on March 19 is already obsolete and no longer being flown, the online retail giant says, lamenting the time required to gain approval for outdoor testing in the U.S.
Army’s First Apache/Shadow Armed Reconnaissance Squadron Forms 
As the U.S. Army retires its Bell OH-58B Kiowa Warriors to save money, the first unit to take over the armed scout role using a combination of Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and Textron Systems RQ-7Bv2 Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft has been formed.
Europe Proposes ‘Proportionate’ Regulation For Civil UAS 

 

Europe’s aviation regulator has proposed a framework for unmanned-aircraft operations with three categories based on risk, the lowest of which would not involve any oversight by aviation authorities. 

The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) “Concept of Operations for Drones” says unmanned aircraft “should be regulated in a manner proportionate to the risk of the specific operation.”

OneWeb Taps Rockwell Collins For Low-Cost Satcom Phased Array 
Driving down the costs of electronically steered phased arrays opens up new commercial and military opportunities.
 
Blogs
Mar 27, 2015
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U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay 4

"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015
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Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Mar 24, 2015
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NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015
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SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015
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Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
Mar 19, 2015
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NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado researcher....More

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