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.

Lockheed, Sikorsky See Unmanned, Autonomy Synergies 
Before Lockheed Martin acquired Sikorsky in November 2015, the companies were shaping up to be rivals in the market to bring autonomous capabilities to rotorcraft. Now they are seeing synergies between the previously separate development efforts.
Textron Demonstrates VTOL Capability For Aerosonde UAV 
Textron Systems has demonstrated a version of its Aerosonde fixed-wing small unmanned aircraft adapted to take off and land vertically and provide runway-independent operating flexibility.
Solar Impulse Plots Route Across U.S. 
The Solar Impulse team is studying weather windows for a flight to Phoenix from Moffett Field, California, on the next leg of its attempt to fly around the world on solar power.
Darpa To Develop Next-Gen Design Tools 
Advances in materials and manufacturing have outgrown today’s design tools, making it difficult to fully take advantage of the expanded design enabled by new materials and fabrication methods, Darpa says.
Australia Post To Test Delivery UAS 
Australia Post is to test parcel delivery by unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in a closed-field trial planned for the send half of the year.
NASA Supercomputer Simulates Open Rotor 
NASA researchers at the agency’s supercomputing facility have produced aeroacoustic simulations to predict noise sources for contra-rotating open rotors.
The Week In Technology, April 25-29, 2016 
Open rotor on supercomputer; Vanilla’s 100-hr. UAS; AusPost delivers by drone; Improving composites manufacturing; Reinventing design tools.
JMR Fast-Rotorcraft Demonstrators Begin to Take Shape 23
Bell’s 280-kt. V-280 Valor tiltrotor is in final assembly, and parts manufacture is in full swing for Sikorsky/Boeing’s 250-kt SB-1 coaxial rigid-rotor compound helicopter. Teams are making progress toward the Army’s Joint Multi Role flight demo in 2017.
NASA Conducts UAS Air Traffic Management ‘Stress Test’ 
Real-time telemetry was gathered from 22 UAS flying simultaneously at six sites nationwide.
Congressional Panel Calls For U.S. Army To Bolster FVL 
Concerned that funding support for the Pentagon’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative is inadequate, a House Armed Services panel’s markup of the fiscal 2017 defense budget would require the U.S. Army to report on technology development efforts by January 2017.
AeroVironment To Supply Blackwing UAV For Sub Launch 
U.S. Navy submarines are to be equipped with a small UAV, Blackwing, produced by AeroVironment.
NASA Uses 24 UAS To Test Traffic Management Concept 
A total of 24 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flew simultaneously at six FAA-designated test sites across the U.S. on April 19, in the biggest test yet of NASA’s UAS traffic management (UTM) concept.
Army C-RAM Launcher Fires Israel’s Iron Dome Interceptor 
Israel’s Iron Dome is designed to protect against short-range rockets, artillery shells and mortar rounds, but in an April 14 test the system’s Tamir interceptor shot down a UAV after launch from the U.S. Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher (MML).
Armadillo Aerospace Team Back For Suborbital Launches 
Citing pent-up demand for suborbital flights for research, microgravity manufacturing and education, a Texas-based company has signed a five-year agreement with Spaceport America in New Mexico to begin commercial flights of its reusable suborbital launch vehicle later this year.
Darpa Flies Drop-In Sense-And-Avoid System 
A plug-and-play sense-and-avoid system using a single camera for detection and tracking has been flight tested under a Darpa program to develop a drop-in kit that can automate cockpit tasks and reduce crew requirements in manned aircraft.
U.S. Army Launcher Fires Lockheed’s C-RAM Interceptor
April 13, 2016

Under EAPS, the Army's unit cost target for the interceptor in volume production was $16,000 - a cost Lochkeed said it could meet. This is less expensive that the Iron Dome...

Thumbnail Look At History of Aircraft Construction
March 25, 2016

Guilty! I much prefer the Hornet to the Mosquito and meant to amend the article to reference the Hornet, but forgot. The Hornet was first to use wood-to-metal bonding for the...

F-35 Needs More Government Investment To Achieve $85 Million Goal
March 21, 2016

JSF PEO Bogdan stated in March 2015 that the F-35A average per-unit cost in LRIP 8 was $108 million including engine. Whether or not that represents the real cost, it is the...

F-16 Fighting To Avoid Production Gap
March 18, 2016

Someone needs to tell Lockheed - they mentioned it not once, but twice


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