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.

ONR Lines Up Autonomous Technologies For Naval Operations 
The U.S. Navy is working to ready long-endurance air vehicles to fly from warships, swarming small UAVs and long-duration unmanned undersea and surface vessels.
European Project Tackles Composites Assembly Hurdle To Production Ramp-up 
Carbon fiber was a step forward in performance but a step backward in assembly cost. A new European research project aims to make composites assembly quicker and cheaper
Automotive Industry Embraces Composites; Can Aerospace Benefit? 2
Opinions differ over whether the direction in which the automotive industry is taking composites production can be of value to aircraft manufacturers.
X-47B Makes Connection En Route To Refueling Demo 
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have completed the first inflight dry hookup of the X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UACS-D) and a tanker in a precursor to the first air-to-air refueling of an unmanned aircraft.
UAV Payload Hunts Malicious Drone Operators 
French defense electronics firm ECA Group says it has developed a sensor capability for its IT180 rotary-wing UAV that allows operators to locate malicious UAV operators.
Conformal Tanks, Wideband Network Planned For Advanced Growler 
The U.S. Navy has laid out an Advanced Growler road map for its Boeing EA-16G electronic attack aircraft, with potential upgrades including the Raytheon Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) pod, conformal fuel tanks and a wideband data link.
Triton UAV Will Not Get Due-Regard Radar Until 2020 
The due-regard radar required for the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton to operate in international airspace will now be installed in the “multi-intelligence” version of the unmanned aircraft planned to become operational in 2020.
The Week In Technology, April 13-17, 2015 
France takes aim at drones over nuclear plants; turbine engine promise more reliable UAVs; how to make software systems last 100 years; Google’s kite captures wind energy; FAA’s commercial UAS approvals accelerate
Sikorsky/Boeing Assembles Defiant Team For JMR Demo 
Suppliers join cost-sharing effort on an advanced-rotorcraft demonstration program that is critical to the future health of the U.S. rotary-wing industry.
Bombardier Replaces Head Of Commercial-Aircraft Business 
Bombardier has announced that Mike Arcamone has been replaced as president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft by Fred Cromer, formerly president of powerful lessor International Lease Corp. (ILFC).
Industry Work Gives Darpa Head Start On Robotic Co-Pilot

Darpa is taking advantage of industry efforts already underway to get an early start on its program to demonstrate a drop-in kit to automate existing aircraft, reducing the onboard crew required, and that can be removed and transferred to a different aircraft type.

Bombardier Replaces Head Of Commercial-Aircraft Business 

Under new CEO Alain Bellemare, Bombardier has revamped its commercial-aircraft management again, as the CSeries airliner continues its struggle to sustain and expand an order backlog.

Mike Arcamone has been replaced as president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft by Fred Cromer, formerly president of powerful lessor International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC).

Marines Still Expect CH-53K To Meet IOC In 2019 
While the U.S. Marine Corps awaits the delayed first flight of its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter, Sikorsky is using test vehicles for additional tasks on the ground to make the best use of the schedule slippage.
Sikorsky/Boeing Lay Out Defiant Plans For JMR Demo 
Components for the SB-1 Defiant high-speed rotorcraft demonstrator will begin arriving at Sikorsky and Boeing.
Armed MV-22 Demos Darpa’s Digital Close-Air-Support Networking 
Using a prototype of Darpa’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) system, the inert missile was fired from 4.5 mi. away to support a simulated downed friendly pilot during the Marine Corps infantry/aviation exercise Talon Reach.
Apr 15, 2015

Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."...More
Apr 14, 2015

Apollo 13 Story Is Still Gripping After 45 Years (1970) 2

The flight of Apollo 13 in April 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in the history of human spaceflight –- and ultimately one of NASA’s finest hours. For three days, the lives of three astronauts who had been bound for the third lunar landing mission hung in the balance....More
Apr 13, 2015

NavWeek: Ballistic Bombast 13

China may be able to take out an American aircraft carrier with its feared DF-21 antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) without even taking a shot....More
Apr 10, 2015

Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981) 10

The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing army to fly, and punished the slightest inattention to detail in its preparation and operation with fatal results....More
Apr 8, 2015

Photo: Water Cannon Salute For Inaugural Memphis-Dallas Love Field Service

Southwest Airlines inaugurated Memphis-Dallas Love Field service on Wednesday morning, opening up direct commercial service between the two airports for the first time....More

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