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.

Venture Capital Follows Space Model, Flows To Urban Air Mobility  6
Joby Aviation is the latest startup to attract significant investment for its eVTOL air taxi as Uber moves to help remove roadblocks to urban air transport.
Money Begins To Flow Into Electric VTOL 
Venture capital is flowing into the nascent urban air mobility market and related fields of electric propulsion and autonomous systems.
Joby Secures $100m to Certify eVTOL 
The Series B funding round was led by Intel Capital and includes JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures and Singapore-based EDBI, an investor in mobility, robotics and artificial intelligence. California-based Joby, founded in 2009, has now raised $130 million.
The Week In Technology, Feb. 5-9, 2018 
Vahana flies; Joby secures $100 million; NASA assesses BLI; detect-and-avoid for drones.
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Head Toward Flight Tests 
Natilus, Elroy Air and Sabrewing are U.S. startups developing large unmanned cargo aircraft. But the Chinese may be ahead of them.
Vahana made its unmanned first flight Jan. 31 at Pendleton, Oregon.
Vahana’s First Flight A Success, A³ Says 
The Vahana single-seat electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft developed by A³, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, made its unmanned first flight at Pendleton, Oregon, on the morning of Jan. 31.
Vahana made its unmanned first flight Jan. 31 at Pendleton, Oregon.
A³ Says Vahana’s First Flight A Success 
The Vahana single-seat electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft developed by A³, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, made its unmanned first flight at Pendleton, Oregon, on the morning of Jan. 31.
JetBlue Joins Other Investors In Joby Aviation eVTOL Air Taxi  1
JetBlue Airways and Toyota are among investors plowing a total of $100 million into startup Joby Aviation to take its five-seat electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi into pre-production and certification.
JetBlue, Toyota Invest In eVTOL Air Taxi Developer Joby 
JetBlue Airways and Toyota are among investors putting $100 million into Joby Aviation to take its eVTOL air taxi into preproduction and certification.
South Africa’s Light Surveillance/Attack Mwari Nears Delivery 
With both a new aircraft and factory, South Africa’s Paramount Group is breaking new ground with its Ahrlac/Mwari light surveillance/attack aircraft. Photo: Paramount Group
CSeries U.S. Assembly Line Still Planned
The U.S. International Trade Commission’s turning down Boeing’s charge of price-dumping by Bombardier in its April 2016 sale of CSeries airliners to Delta Air Lines is seen as a major blow to the U.S. manufacturer.
Carinata Fuels Qantas 787 On Transpacific Biofuel Flight 
A Qantas Boeing 787-9 has completed a transpacific flight using a biofuel blend, landing in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 30 after a 15-hr. flight from Los Angeles.
Boeing Invests In Battery Maker For Electric Propulsion 
With an eye on electric propulsion, Boeing is Boeing is investing in advanced battery startup Cuberg.
Tests Keep Aurora D8’s Double-Bubble Design On Track  3
Structural testing of a critical element of Aurora’s D8 concept composite “double-bubble” fuselage shows the unique Y-joint design has the required strength.
Boeing Invests In Battery Developer For Electric Propulsion 

With a growing interest in electric propulsion through its acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, investment in Zunum Aero and its own research efforts, Boeing is taking a next step and investing in advanced battery startup Cuberg through its HorizonX Ventures unit.

Lindbergh Cruises Into Electric VTOL Air Taxi Market
December 7, 2017

Ready the story again. It is designed for flights of 20-40 min and can make multiple flights without refueling. Battery-powered eVTOLs will fly similar distances and need...

FAA-Funded Drone Collision Study Could Widen
December 1, 2017

Because of time, funding and difficulty reaching agreement with the engine manufacturers, the Assure team only did a limited evaluation of impact severity on a generic fan and...

FAA Study: Drones More Dangerous Than Birds
November 29, 2017

Some were arguing otherwise, so now it is “official”. There are two officially investigated dronestrikes that we know about, but birds have been around a bit longer than UAVs...

Electric X-Plane Nears Crucial Battery Test
November 1, 2017

The principal goal of the X-57 program is research into the integration of electric propulsion with the airframe aerodynamics. The first and necessary step is electrification...

Airlines Praise C Series Performance, Manage Early Issues
October 23, 2017

My colleagues tell me "Classic" applies from the 737-100 through to the -500. Air Baltic operates 737-300s and -500s, so these are the "Classics" to which the Series is being...

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