Graham Warwick

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.

Articles
Biofuel Scale-up Is At Most Risk From Continued Low Oil Price 
The dramatic drop in oil prices is not opportune for the biofuel industry, as its tries to move from R&D into commercialization and volume delivery of alternative jet fuels.
The Week In Technology, Feb. 16-20, 2015 
Crash shows helicopter’s strong point; U.K. government backing inflates hybrid airship; unmanned aircraft to help manage crises; UAS tolerates crashes, wins prize; two biofuels from one algae.
Darpa To Focus On How Unmanned Can Help Manned 
How lower-cost unmanned vehicles can help high-end manned platforms survive in hostile airspace is a focus of new programs in the Pentagon research agency’s budget request.
FAA Urged To Act Fast On Final Small-UAS Rule 19
Anyone wanting to fly a small unmanned aircraft commercially in U.S. airspace will have to obtain an special operator certificate and pass a test on the “rules of the air”, but the aircraft themselves will not require airworthiness approval.
Bellemare Replaces Beaudoin As CEO Of Troubled Bombardier 1
The moves are intended to reassure investors who are increasingly concerned Bombardier will run out of cash as it funds development of the delayed CSeries narrowbody aircraft.
Satellite Imagery To Guide Aerial Mapping By UAS  1
With FAA approval to use unmanned aircraft for aerial photography and a deal with Planet Labs to buy satellite imagery, Woolpert plans to bring the two together to enable new geospatial information services.
Lrasm Moves Into Development As Navy Refines Anti-ship Plans 
Lrasm is now a $1.14 billion accelerated acquisition program to meet an urgent need to deploy an air-launched anti-ship missile by 2018.
Darpa Plans Demos As Tech Transition Comes Under Scrutiny 
As happens every few years, Congress has requested a report on how effectively Darpa transitions new technologies to the services.
Bombardier: CSeries Fuel-Burn Tests Showing ‘Good Results’ 
With four aircraft now flying, the company has added more than 570 hr. of testing over the five months since the CSeries returned to flight in early September.
Pentagon Prioritizes Challenges To Technology Superiority 
To help counter the erosion of military superiority, the Defense Department plans to make increased use of modeling, simulation and prototyping, as well as modularity to enable technology insertion in existing systems.
The Week in Technology, Feb. 9-13, 2015 
Unmanned aircraft guides firefighting robot; carrier landings made easier; a simpler approach to thrust vectoring; unmanned helicopter competes on cost with cargo trucks; Europe steps up work on reusable spaceflight.
NASA Plans More Flight Demos Under New Strategy
Low-cost X-planes, electric propulsion and autonomous vehicles to get a boost under NASA’s aeronautics research plans for 2015 and 2016.
Eastern Europe Looks West For Helicopters Amid Russian Fears 
Russia’s involvement in Ukraine is adding urgency to Eastern European nations’ plans to re-equip their helicopter fleets with Western aircraft because of growing concerns about the supply of parts to keep their Soviet-era equipment flying.
 
Blogs
Mar 2, 2015
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1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight 1

On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
Mar 1, 2015
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U. S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions 2

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015
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Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
Feb 26, 2015
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France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015
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Inside The Roc's Lair 16

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More
Feb 25, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More

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