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
Google Tests Rapid-Delivery Unmanned Aircraft 

Google has completed initial trials in Australia using an unmanned aircraft to deliver goods and will continue research with the goal of developing a delivery service.

Amazon, meanwhile, has petitioned the FAA to allow outdoor research and development testing for its Amazon Prime Air package delivery service using unmanned aircraft.

The Google X research team has been working on the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery concept since July 2012, when Nick Roy joined from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to lead the effort, called Project Wing.

Weather Cancels Japan’s Quiet Supersonics Flight Test 

Efforts by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to restage the drop test of a low-boom supersonic aircraft model have been called off because of weather at the test range in northern Sweden.

The month-long window for the D-Send 2 drop test at the Esrange Space Center closed on Aug. 22. “As meteorological conditions were not ideal, JAXA was not able to carry out the test flight within the test window period,” the agency says.

Weather Cancels Japan’s Quiet Supersonics Flight Test 
The month-long window for the D-Send 2 drop test at the Esrange Space Center closed on Aug. 22. "As meteorological conditions were not ideal, JAXA was not able to carry out the test flight within the test window period," the agency says.
Google Tests Rapid-Delivery Unmanned Aircraft 
Google has completed initial trials in Australia using an unmanned aircraft to deliver goods and will continue research with the goal of developing a delivery service.
Darpa Has Nanoscale Assembly In Its Sights 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is seeking ways to assemble human-scale products from atomic-scale constituents to enable new material and system properties.
Management Shakeup Continues At Bombardier 

Bombardier has replaced its head of marketing for commercial aircraft, including the slow-selling and still-grounded CSeries airliner, as it continues a corporate restructuring and downsizing.

Ross Mitchell, previously in both business and commercial aircraft sales at Bombardier, has replaced vice president of commercial aircraft marketing Philippe Poutissou with immediate effect.

Bell: Affordability Key To U.S. Army JMR/FVL Rotorcraft 

Proving affordability is the biggest challenge facing Bell Helicopter and a Sikorsky/Boeing team as they build and fly advanced rotorcraft demonstrators aimed at the U.S. Army’s requirement to replace its Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the mid-2030s.

The two teams have been chosen to fly high-speed rotorcraft in 2017 under the Joint Multi Role (JMR) technology demonstration, a precursor to the planned Future Vertical Lift Medium (FVL-M) program to replace the UH-60.

Lawsuits Challenge FAA’s Special Rule For Model Aircraft 
The FAA is facing more legal challenges to its efforts to enforce a ban on commercial unmanned aircraft use until it can get long-delayed regulations in place.
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