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.

Congress Considers UAV Safety Measures 
The central theme of the hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s aviation subcommittee was the rapid rise in pilot reports of UAV sightings, particularly within airspace around airports.
Brazil To Use Logos Wide-Area Sensor For Olympic Security 
Wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) is to be used for airborne security at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, in what could be the first international use of technology first fielded by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Battle To Reengine UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache Begins  12
General Electric’s T700 is one of the most-produced military engines. Now the U.S. Army has launched a competition to replace the popular turboshaft and reengine its AH-64 Apaches and UH-60 Black Hawks.
FAA Proposes $1.9M Fine For Illegal UAS Operations 
The FAA has proposed a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International for conducting 65 UAS flights between March 2012 and December 2014 in congested airspace over New York and Chicago.
FAA Proposes Largest Fine Yet For Illegal UAS Operations 
A Chicago-based aerial imaging company specializing in photography of vacant properties has been hit with potentially the biggest fine yet for operating commercial unmanned aircraft recklessly and endangering airspace safety.
First Interim Standards For Unmanned Aircraft Unveiled  2
The U.S. aviation group charged with developing standards to enable unmanned aircraft to fly in unrestricted airspace has completed the first documents for key systems, but cautions they are limited in scope and application.
First Interim UAS Standards Released By RTCA 
The U.S. aviation group charged with developing standards to enable unmanned aircraft to fly in unrestricted aircraft has completed the first documents for key systems, but cautions they are limited in scope and application.
Sikorsky-Boeing JMR Demo On Track For 2016 Assembly 
The system integration laboratory for the team’s SB-1 Defiant demonstrator will fire up this year, followed in 2016 by the propulsion system test bed for the rigid coaxial-rotor compound helicopter.
Ships To See Farther With Darpa’s Talons Capability 
Darpa’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (Talons) program harks back to World War II, when Focke-Achgelis FA-330 rotary-wing kites were towed behind German U-boats.
The Week In Technology, Oct. 5-9, 2015 
Wide-area imaging for ScanEagle; parafoil sensor extends ship’s horizon; new look at anti-misting kerosene to prevent fuel explosions; new variable-stability helicopter with train test pilots; hybrid cargo airship nears design freeze.
Sikorsky Raider Flies Again As Lockheed Merger Nears  13
Sikorsky looks forward to working with Lockheed Martin, post-merger, on defining the next steps for the so-far industry-funded S-97 Raider high-speed helicopter program.
Sikorsky Talks Raider Missions With Customers 
Having flown its S-97 Raider high-speed rotorcraft a second time, Sikorsky is looking forward to the merger with Lockheed Martin and to working closely with the defense giant on missionizing the light tactical helicopter for potential customers.
Insitu Develops Wide-Angle Camera for ScanEagle UAV 
The Kestrel Maritime ViDAR system has been developed by Australian computer-vision software company Sentient and ScanEagle sensor supplier Hood Technology for installation on the Block D version of the UAV now deployed with most customers.
Aeros To Freeze Design On Cargo Airship 
Hybrid-airship developer Aeros plans to freeze the configuration of its ML866 66-ton-payload cargo airship by year’s end. Work underway includes developing test articles for structural components and the buoyancy-management system.
Calspan To Build Variable-Stability Helicopter For U.S. Navy 
Calspan has received a $1.57 million contract to provide a next-generation variable-stability system (VSS) for a Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter flown by the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (NTPS) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.

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