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.

Uber Details Vision For Urban Vertical-Lift Ridesharing 
Uber is ready to take ridesharing into the air, detailing its vision for networks of electric VTOL aircraft providing urban air transport at prices close to ground transportation but at much higher speeds
NASA To Test Drag-Reducing Inflight Wing Folding  22
Folding wings could become commonplace on future aircraft as wingspans increase in an effort to reduce drag and fuel burn.
Aurora Demos Robotic Co-pilot Under Darpa’s Alias 
Aurora Flight Sciences is flying a Cessna Caravan fitted with a robotic copilot as part of a Darpa program to demonstrate automation that could reduce the crew required to fly existing aircraft.
EASA Drone Collision Task Force Reports Mixed Picture 
A task force established by the European Aviation Safety Agency has concluded the severity of impacts between large aircraft and popular consumer drones weighing less than 1.5 kg (3.3 lb.) would be low at lower altitudes where such collisions are more likely.
The Week In Technology, Oct. 24-28, 2016 
Airbus unveils air taxi; R44 flies on batteries; Vos leaving Project Wing; Europe on drone collision risk; more UAS news.
More Job Cuts Across Bombardier In Turnaround Bid 
Eight months after announcing plans to cut 7,000 jobs, Bombardier is to lay off another 7,500 employees to cut costs in an effort to improve profitability.
Airbus Aims To Be First To Certify Self-Flying Air Taxi 
A full-size prototype is planned to fly at the end of 2017, followed by a production-representative demonstrator by 2020.
Vos Steps Down From Google’s Drone Delivery Project Wing 
Dave Vos, head of the Project Wing drone delivery initiative, is leaving Google’s advanced research arm “to pursue other opportunities,” parent company Alphabet confirms.
Modified R44 Proves Battery-Powered Helicopter Concept 
A Robinson R44 light helicopter modified to electric power has completed initial flights, including hovering and a 5-min. cruise at 400 ft. and speeds up to 80 kt.
Bizjet Makers Adapt To Stagnant Market 
From Bombardier to Piaggio, business aircraft manufacturers are making changes forced by sustained lower sales in a market besieged by negative pressures.
New Products Give Bizjet Makers Hope For Market Bounce 
Backlogs for new business jets now in development should help shore up deliveries over the next three years
Can New Products Shake Bizav Out Of Doldrums?  1
Backlogs for new business jets now in development should help shore up deliveries over the next three years.
Raytheon Funded to Field Long-Delayed Naval F-35 GPS Landing System  9
After almost two decades of development, the GPS-based Joint Precision Approach and Landing System is on the final stretch to deployment on U.S. Navy ships that will operate the F-35 JSF and unmanned MQ-25 Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling System
Airbus Aims To Be First To Certify Self-Flying Air Taxi 
Airbus Group’s Silicon Valley outpost A3 has revealed more details of the self-flying air taxi it is developing under Project Vahana
A Look At Business Aircraft Programs Under Development 
Aircraft manufacturers typically use the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention to provide updates on new business aircraft programs. Ahead of the Nov. 1-3 show in Orlando, Florida, here is a look at the programs now under development.
Raytheon Funded to Field Long-Delayed Naval F-35 GPS Landing System
October 26, 2016

JPALS is a ship-based system that provides a precision-guidance "signal in space" that can be followed manually by the pilot or automatically by the aircraft.


NASA To Test Drag-Reducing Inflight Wing Folding
October 26, 2016

Ptera's wingspan is only 176 in. - 14.7 ft. - so it's 15 in. each side

Aurora Advances MIT’s D8 Airliner Concept With Demo Plans
October 3, 2016

Not quite correct. Yes, the D8 as proposed to NASA by MIT in 2010 was designed for a lower cruise speed of Mach 0.72 to achieve the original N+3 goal of 70% lower fuel burn...

Bell Banking On Advanced Military Tiltrotor Candidates
September 26, 2016

Data sheet says 178kt best endurance speed, 240kt long-range cruise and 300kt+ cruise at max continuous power. Also says the V-247 can carry a 9,000lb sling load

A Closer Look At NASA’s Options For Large-Scale X-Planes
September 23, 2016

The engine location is still an area of work, In think. The original D8 concept was based on using small-core engines, and one proposal was to stagger them to avoid fratricide...


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