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.

The Week in Technology, Aug. 7-11, 2017 
Airbus Voom hitches ride with Cabify, Ehang plans bigger eVTOL air taxi, SonicBAT tests humidity’s effect on booms, and smallsat launcher testing picks up pace.
Darpa To Protect Convoys From Drones  48
Darpa has selected three teams for the first phase of a program to demonstrate a system to protect convoys against small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Urban Air Mobility: Can It Ever Be Safe Enough?  1
Technology is advancing rapidly but, for once, regulators are ready with airworthiness rules designed to keep pace with innovation. Urban air mobility will put them to the test.
Urban Air Mobility: Can It Be Quiet Enough? 
Quiet operation is existential to urban air transport, and industry is also grappling with quantifying annoyance caused by nonacoustic factors.
Urban Air Mobility: How Will eVTOLs Be Operated?  5
Uber’s ambitious plan for on-demand urban air transport faces challenges across a broad range of fronts, but no one is saying outright that it cannot be done.
Urban Air Mobility: Are Batteries There Yet?  4
Uber will have to start urban flight operations with the batteries it has, not the ones it wants. But it sees several prospects for progress on the battery performance front.
Urban Air Mobility: Why Is eVTOL Needed?  1
Uber and others believe electric propulsion has reached the stage where it can enable small, efficient, short-range vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Urban Air Mobility: Why Is Uber So Crucial?  9
Turbulence inside ride-hailing giant Uber has yet to derail its plans to launch urban air transport services in the early 2020s. And it is no longer alone in that ambition.
Daimler Backs German eVTOL Startup Volocopter 
Automotive manufacturer Daimler has invested in German startup Volocopter, which is developing a multirotor electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
German eVTOL Startup Volocopter Backed By Daimler 
Automotive manufacturer Daimler has invested in German startup Volocopter, which is developing a multirotor electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
UTC Irish Research Center's Mission: Integrating Design Tool Chain 
UTRC Ireland reports progress on a program to develop and integrate model-based design tools for aircraft that will cut design times, help avoid integration issues during development, and ensure aircraft enter service efficiently and with high reliability.
Japan’s First Private Launch Vehicle Fails 
Japan’s first privately developed launch vehicle, the Momo suborbital sounding rocket, was launched by Interstellar Technologies on July 30, but the flight was terminated shortly after liftoff.
Australia To Use Black Hawks For Firefighting 
Sikorsky is to refurbish former U.S. Army UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters for firefighting and disaster relief in Australia in the first deal of its kind, the Lockheed Martin company says.
The Week in Technology, July 31-Aug. 4, 2017 
Airbus Vahana takes shape; ARCA to fly aerospike; Germany’s quiet rotor; BVLOS goes commercial; India’s next RLV.
C Series Begins to Move Bombardier’s Revenue Needle  1
Bombardier now expects to deliver 30 C Series aircraft in 2017, at the lower end of the expected 30–35-aircraft range set by availability of Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared-turbofan engines.
The Week In Technology, Aug. 14-18, 2017
August 14, 2017

TRL 6 is "prototype demonstration in a relevant environment",which for Vasimr means a flight in space

Darpa To Protect Convoys From Drones
August 7, 2017

It is essentially a question of cost. Commercial drones are small, so hard to detect, track and hit at any range, but they are also cheap. You don't want to waste a missile...

Urban Air Mobility: How Will eVTOLs Be Operated?
August 4, 2017

Wrong analogy, I think. It is more like publishers selling books through Amazon, or sellers using Ebay to reach buyers. They connect a producer or seller of something to a...

Urban Air Mobility: Are Batteries There Yet?
August 3, 2017

Oh dear, what was I thinking of? Watt-hours per hug? Watt-hours per mercury? Thanks alerting us. It will be corrected

Airbus Feels Squeeze Between A380 And A320neo
August 2, 2017

The error was mine during editing, not the authors'. A slip of the "pen" after typing "month" several times. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Now corrected

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