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.

New MH-47Gs Could Lead To Common Army Chinook Fleet 
U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command is seeking greater commonality with the regular Army as it receives its first new-build Boeing MH-47G Chinook.
FAA Approves UAV Use For Moviemaking 

The FAA has granted six aerial photo and video operators permission to use small unmanned aircraft (UAVs) for filming on closed sets through a process the agency says provides a model for early approval of commercial UAVs for other applications.

The six operators applied for exemptions to the ban on flying commercial UAVs in national airspace in petitions coordinated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). They are The FAA is still working to approve a seventh operator, says Administrator Michael Huerta.

DHL To Field-Test Unmanned Package Delivery In Germany 

Package carrier DHL Parcel is to begin unmanned-aircraft delivery flights from Norden in Germany to the North Sea island of Juist.

The research flights will be conducted in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University.

Amazon and Google are both developing unmanned-aircraft delivery systems, but are being hampered by the FAA’s ban on commercial UAV flights in national airspace, even for research purposes. Amazon is flying indoors and Google has tested its UAV in Australia.

Lessor Macquarie Boosts CSeries Firm Backlog 

Lessor Macquarie AirFinance has signed a firm purchase agreement for 40 CS300 variants of Bombardier’s in-development CSeries airliner. 

No value is given for the deal, which takes firms orders for the CSeries to 243 aircraft, including 92 from lessors.

Airbus Skills To Help Aerion Fly Supersonic Business Jets 
Airbus is sending military-aircraft engineers to help Aerion with development and certification of its supersonic business jet
Army JMR/FVL Director Calls For Affordability 
U.S. Army ponders whether to develop an all-new advanced rotorcraft or put its workhorse Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk through yet another major upgrade
Aurora’s Orion UAV On Track For 120-Hr. Endurance Demo 
With a design goal of staying aloft for five days, the U.S. Air Force’s Orion medium-altitude, ultra-long-endurance unmanned aircraft demonstrator has completed its second phase of flight tests.
Lessor Macquarie Boosts CSeries Firm Backlog 
No value is given for the deal, which takes firms orders for the CSeries to 243 aircraft, including 92 from lessors.
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