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.

UAS Deliver Blood In Rwanda, Target Zika For USAID 
U.S. startup Zipline International has begun using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to deliver blood for transfusions in Rwanda.
UAS Conducting Aid Work In Africa 
U.S. startup Zipline International has begun using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to deliver blood for transfusions in Rwanda.
AeroVironment Developing Snipe Nano UAS 
AeroVironment is to supply prototypes of a new “nano” unmanned aircraft system, the Snipe, to the U.S. Army for evaluation.
Podcast: Is ICAO’s Landmark Emissions Plan a Joke? 17
Will global agreements to limit CO2 emissions force airlines to push for breakthrough technologies?
New Airbus Silicon Valley CEO Has Background In UAVs 
The new CEO of A3, Airbus Group’s Silicon Valley outpost, has a background in autonomous air vehicles and flight controls.
New Airbus Silicon Valley CEO Has UAVs Background 
The new CEO of Airbus Group’s Silicon Valley outpost, A3, has a background in autonomous air vehicles and flight controls.
UPS Latest To Test Commercial Delivery By Drone 
UPS is the latest company to test the use of small unmanned aircraft to deliver packages to remote locations.
The Week In Technology, Oct. 10-14, 2016  3
HY4 flies on hydrogen fuel cell; fuel burn could be reduced faster; laminar-flow wings ready for Europe’s BLADE; flights probe Europe’s weather-forecasting failures.
Hybrid-Electric Projects Explore Potential For New Propulsion  7
In addition to NASA's hybrid-electric propulsion research for small aircraft, projects are underway in France, Russia and elsewhere in Europe.
Cape Air Pivotal In Shaping Future Hybrid-Electric Commuter  5
Could short-range commuter flights to small communities lacking air service be the application that makes commercial hybrid-electric aircraft a reality?
NASA Seeks Electric Aircraft Propulsion, Demo Ideas 
NASA wants concepts for “objective vehicles” in several size classes and for demonstrators that would flight test electrified propulsion technology for one or more of these designs.
ICAO Accord On Carbon Offsetting Will Be Just Beginning 
Adoption of a global scheme to offset carbon emissions is the key issue facing the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal, Sept. 27–Oct. 7.
General Aviation In China To Grow 
The number of general aviation aircraft in China will total 10,000 in 2020.
The Week In Technology, Oct. 3-7, 2016 
Spike supersonic bizjet; Perlan stratospheric glider; Solar Ship hybrid; Lufthansa drones for blade inspection; UPS drone deliveries.
Cost-Effective Technologies Linked To Reduced Fuel Burn 
Fuel consumption by new commercial aircraft could be reduced 25% by 2024 and 40% by 2034 using emerging technologies that would be cost-effective for both manufacturers and operators, says the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) non-government environmental organization.
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...

Newcomers, Established Players Share NASA X-plane Funding
September 23, 2016

Boblak - Dzyne's Page says the gear meets all the existing runway/taxiway/infrastructure and safety requirements and the aircraft fits a Class C gate

NASA Studies Subsonic X-plane Options, Costs
September 13, 2016

A strut-braced wing has a single bracing strut. A truss-braced wing has more than one bracing member. As "strut-braced" is specific to one configuration, and "truss-braced"...


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