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
The Week in Technology, May 25-29, 2015 
Low-boom supersonic drop planned; Airbus shortlists Fly Your Ideas finalists; compete to print a Mars habitat; JAXA flies electric propulsion; full-speed shots for electromagnetic catapult.
Sikorsky Raider Flight Opens New Page For Rotorcraft  1
First flight under its belt, Sikorsky aims to prove Raider’s breakthrough performance, looks ahead to operational demonstrations and the possibility of making the high-speed helicopter optionally piloted.
FAA: UASs Can Fly Below 200 Ft. At Test Sites 
The new certificates of authorization (COA) will allow UASs up to 55 lb. operated by the six test sites to fly at or below 200 ft. anywhere in the U.S. except in restricted airspace and areas close to airports.
Sikorsky Conducts First Flight Of S-97 Helo 1
Sikorsky flew its S-97 Raider rigid coaxial rotor high-speed helicopter for the first time on May 22, completing a hover and low-speed flight at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider First Flight
Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider high-speed helicopter made an hour-long first flight on May 22 at the company’s development flight center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The rigid coaxial-rotor Raider hovered and maneuvered at low speed, with its pusher propulsor disconnected (but turning due to friction). The flight begins a year-long, roughly 100-flight-hour test program to expand to Raider’s flight envelope to meet Sikorsky’s key targets of 220-kt. cruise speed carrying weapons, hover at 6,000 ft. on a 95F day, and 3g maneuverability at speed.
FAA Allows Test Sites To Fly UASs Below 200 ft. 
FAA-designated unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites have been given blanket authorization to fly small UASs up to 200 ft. altitude in a move to speed research into integrating UASs into national airspace.
FAA Allows Test Sites To Fly UASs Below 200 ft. 
FAA-designated unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites have been given blanket authorization to fly small UASs up to 200 ft. altitude in a move to speed research into integrating UASs into national airspace.
FAA Allows Test Sites To Fly UASs Below 200 ft. 
FAA-designated unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites have been given blanket authorization to fly small UASs up to 200 ft. altitude in a move to speed research into integrating UASs into national airspace.
The Fortnight In Aerospace And Defense
Our roundup of the top stories in aerospace and defense from the last two weeks.
JAXA Plans Low-Boom Supersonic Test In June 
Japan will make another attempt to drop-test a low-boom supersonic aircraft model beginning on June 29, at the Esrange Space Center in Sweden, following on the August 2013 attempt that ended when the aircraft lost control and was destroyed.
3-D-Printed Parts Prove Beneficial For Airbus And ULA  1
The aircraft maker and launch vehicle manufacturer are using 3-D-printed polymer parts in the A350 and Atlas V booster, respectively
The Week in Technology, May 18-22, 2015  1
Variable-buoyancy airship patented; cockpit display keeps booms away; quicker ways to deploy unmanned assets; Slovakia’s AeroMobil flying car crashes; faster airport security checks.
Inside NASA’s 10-Engine VTOL Unmanned Aircraft  7
NASA’s Greased Lightning has it all: unmanned operations, vertical takeoff and landing, distributed propulsion, hybrid-electric power and efficient cruise. But how does it work?
Managed Buoyancy Gives Airship Lift 
Where HAV’s hybrid airship is heavier than air, for ease of handling on the ground, and uses a combination of aerodynamic, buoyant and propulsive lift to take off, Aeros’s Aeroscraft rigid airship can take off and land vertically using a “control of static heaviness” (COSH) system to vary buoyancy while keeping hull volume constant.
Photo Gallery: The Week In Aerospace
A look at some of this week's top stories in aerospace and defense.
Special Topics
 
Blogs
May 18, 2015
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Fire In the Cabin 2

While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft....More
May 15, 2015
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Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

Construction of Cardington’s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships....More
May 11, 2015
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NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its disputed maritime stakes in the region, according to the Pentagon....More
May 10, 2015
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Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business....More
May 7, 2015
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Vantage Searches For An Advantage 3

It's easy to see why the composite machine turns heads; it sits high on a fighter-jet type landing gear, has a spaceship-like cockpit and those forward-swept wings, which beyond looking awesome, allow for a larger cabin as the main structure for the wings can be behind the seating area....More

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