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
Northrop, Triumph Team To Tackle MQ-4C Wing Challenges 
Northrop Grumman is to help subcontractor Triumph Group with the transition to production of the composite wing for the MQ-4C Triton following manufacturing challenges.
FAA Authorization Bill Includes UAS Detection, Mitigation 
The short-term congressional bill extending FAA funding to the end of September 2017 directs the agency to continue opening U.S. airspace to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
UAS Detection, Mitigation Part Of Short-Term FAA Bill 
The short-term congressional bill extending FAA funding to the end of September 2017 directs the agency to continue opening U.S. airspace to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The legislation also directs the agency to quantify and mitigate potential hazards posed by UAS in airspace around airports.
UAS Detection, Mitigation Part Of FAA Authorization Bill 
The short-term congressional bill extending FAA funding to the end of September 2017 directs the agency to continue opening U.S. airspace to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The legislation also directs the agency to quantify and mitigate potential hazards posed by UAS in airspace around airports.
Triumph Follows Spirit’s Lead In Tier 1 Turnaround 
New CEOs at top Tier 1 aerospace suppliers Spirit AeroSystems and Triumph Group tackle the competing pressures of meeting high production-rate demands while reducing supply-chain costs.
U.K. Backs Aerospace R&D Projects, But Not Replacing EU Funds Yet 
U.K. releases more government and industry money for commercial aerospace R&D projects. The post-Brexit future is unclear for EU-funded efforts.
Airbus Flies Electric E-Fan in Hybrid Configuration 
Airbus Group Innovations has completed initial flight testing of its E-fan electric aircraft demonstrator with hybrid propulsion, adding an internal-combustion engine as a range extender.
Electric E-Fan Flown By Airbus in Hybrid Configuration 
Airbus Group Innovations has completed initial flight testing of its E-fan electric aircraft demonstrator with hybrid propulsion, adding an internal-combustion engine as a range extender.
Quality Of Crowd-Designed UAVs Surprises Airbus  1
Airbus announces winners of the cargo-drone crowdsourcing design challenge run with Local Motors, calling the quality of entries “enormous and astounding” and the cocreation process “a breath of fresh air.”
General Atomics Readies Improved Avenger UAS For Flight 
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems has received an FAA experimental certificate for its Predator C Avenger, allowing routine operations of the company-owned unmanned aircraft system in the U.S. national airspace system.
Airbus: Hybrid-Power Helicopters Not Practical Yet 
Airbus Helicopters has flight tested hybrid-electric propulsion but says batteries and motors must improve dramatically before it becomes practical and valuable to the customer.
The Week in Technology, July 11-15, 2016 
Airbus flies electric ECS; Safran’s high power-density diesel; can digital chemistry grow UAVs?; IAI’s Bigger Role in Clean Sky 2; ultracapacitor energy storage for cargo airship.
NovaWurks Pushes Ahead With Cellular Satellites 
Like many other developers of small satellites, NovaWurks is waiting for a piggyback launch. But the company benefits from a unique spacecraft design.
Analysis: How India’s Tejas Fighter Stacks Up  10
India’s Tejas light fighter is late, does not meet requirements, but it is affordable. Planned upgrades could make it a capable machine—given a few more years.
Against Brexit Backdrop, Can U.K. Remain The Leading Wing Manufacturer?  33
Airbus and its Tier 1 partners, led by GKN Aerospace, have invested heavily to make the U.K. a center for wing design and manufacturer. What will it take to keep that lead?
Comments
ESAero Refines Turboelectric Airliner Design For NASA
July 8, 2016

You can find some of that detail in ESAero's presentation at AIAA Aviation 2016 in June. The paper number is AIAA 2016-4064.

But the design is evolving, so I suspect...

Flexible, Slender, Active Wings Lie Ahead For Airliners
July 5, 2016

Prandtl D is currently a hand-launched small-scale model weighing just a few pounds. It is a some way from being ready to fly even at the X-56's scale, although that may come...

Take Two For Hypersonic Combined-Cycle Propulsion
June 30, 2016

SABRE is a rocket-based combined-cycle engine and more suited to space access, hydrogen fuel and higher Mach numbers and altitudes than TBCC.

DARPA's focus, and...

FAA Light Sport Aircraft Waiver Clears Way For Transition Flying Car
June 28, 2016

This is not true of every flying car concept, but in the Transition's case it is intended as a roadable aircraft - driving is secondary to flying and a way to increase the...

Bombardier CEO: We Will Continue To Develop New Programs
June 25, 2016

Er, then how do you explain this headline from Bombardier's own press release?

Bombardier Announces a Definitive Agreement for the Sale of its Amphibious Aircraft...

 

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