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.

Urgency In U.S. Electronic Warfare Faces Funding Challenges  1
The U.S. is striving to make its electronic warfare systems agile and flexible to offset advances made by potential adversaries.
Podcast: The Cockpit of the Future 1
Curved touch screens, augmented reality, integrated smart systems that drastically reduce pilot workload—all these are coming in the no-to-distant future
Chinese UAV Maker Responds To Cybersecurity Concerns 
Chinese manufacturer DJI is developing a local data mode that allows users to fly their vehicles without connecting to the internet.
Insitu Launches Commercial UAS Firefighting Services 
Insitu’s commercial arm Inexa Solutions is offering aerial reconnaissance services for fighting wildfires using its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
The Week In Technology, Aug. 14-18, 2017  3
U.S. Air Force Research Lab prepares for lasers; DARPA wants safe autonomy; Air Force tests diesel aero-engine; Ad Astra advances Vasimr.
Inside The eVTOL Explosion  8
More than a score of electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) designs are known to be in development, just a handful of them in partnership with Uber and not all of them from startups.
Podcast: Pilotless Airliner—How Realistic? How Soon? 27
Will large aircraft ever fly with no pilot on board? It is inevitable, our panel says. But what about passenger acceptance?
Darpa Wants Autonomous Systems To Stay Safe As They Learn 
Ensuring that autonomous systems that learn as they operate remain safe as they acquire knowledge through their lifetimes is the challenge to be tackled by Darpa’s new Assured Autonomy program.
USAF Tests Clean-Sheet Diesel Aero-Engine 
Engineered Propulsion Systems has tested its Graflight Flat 8 diesel aero-engine at the U.S. Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Center as it advances toward FAA certification.
Lidar Advances As Sensor For Commercial Aviation 
Boeing and JAXA are testing lidar-based turbulence detection systems, which may fly on commercial airliners by the mid-2020s.
Hybrid Electric Could Be Next Step Beyond Turbofans  7
Hybrid turbine-electric propulsion will require rethinking of aircraft designs to gain greater efficiency benefits by tightly integrating propulsion and aerodynamics.
Pentagon Issues UAS Rules For Sensitive Sites 
Classified guidance sent by the Pentagon to certain U.S. military bases detailing how to counter small unmanned aircraft systems appears aimed at addressing concerns.
Smallsat Launcher Testing Picks Up Pace 
Vector Space Systems conducted a second suborbital test of a prototype of its Vector-R small-satellite launch vehicle on Aug. 3.
Pentagon Acts On Drone Threat To Nuclear, Other Key Sites 
Classified guidance sent by the Pentagon to certain military bases detailing how to counter small unmanned aircraft systems appears aimed at addressing concerns over whether and how personnel can deal with the growing threat posed by commercial drones.
AFRL Lines Up Industry To Tackle Next-Gen Power Needs 
The impact of integrating directed-energy weapons onto existing fighters and bombers will be the first area to be studied under the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s seven-year, $409 million Next-Generation Thermal, Power and Controls program.
The Week In Technology, Aug. 14-18, 2017
August 14, 2017

TRL 6 is "prototype demonstration in a relevant environment",which for Vasimr means a flight in space

Darpa To Protect Convoys From Drones
August 7, 2017

It is essentially a question of cost. Commercial drones are small, so hard to detect, track and hit at any range, but they are also cheap. You don't want to waste a missile...

Urban Air Mobility: How Will eVTOLs Be Operated?
August 4, 2017

Wrong analogy, I think. It is more like publishers selling books through Amazon, or sellers using Ebay to reach buyers. They connect a producer or seller of something to a...

Urban Air Mobility: Are Batteries There Yet?
August 3, 2017

Oh dear, what was I thinking of? Watt-hours per hug? Watt-hours per mercury? Thanks alerting us. It will be corrected

Airbus Feels Squeeze Between A380 And A320neo
August 2, 2017

The error was mine during editing, not the authors'. A slip of the "pen" after typing "month" several times. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Now corrected

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