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.

Managed Buoyancy Gives Airship Lift 
Where HAV’s hybrid airship is heavier than air, for ease of handling on the ground, and uses a combination of aerodynamic, buoyant and propulsive lift to take off, Aeros’s Aeroscraft rigid airship can take off and land vertically using a “control of static heaviness” (COSH) system to vary buoyancy while keeping hull volume constant.
Photo Gallery: The Week In Aerospace
A look at some of this week's top stories in aerospace and defense.
Can UAV Delivery Change Our Lives?  9
The man running Google X’s Project Wing sees few limits to the potential for delivery UAVs once they become a safe and accepted part of everyday life.
Alaska To Flight Test Alcohol-To-Jet Biofuel 

Alaska Airlines is to conduct the first commercial flights on alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) biofuel under an agreement with fuel developer Gevo.

Lufthansa has also been testing the fuel, as well as the U.S. Air Force and NASA.

The demonstration flight is expected to take place middle to late this year after the feedstock-to-fuel pathway is approved for use in aircraft by standards developer ASTM International. ATJ will be used in a blend of up to 50% with conventional jet fuel.

Mississippi State Leads Experienced Team For FAA UAS Center 
A team of universities selected by the FAA to operate a center of excellence (COE) for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has experience working with the agency and “turning research into rules,” says the head of the Mississippi State University (MSU)-led organization.
U.S. Air Force Aims For Faster MQ-9 Reaper Upgrades 
The “hybrid acquisition” strategy will see upgrades being fielded every 18 months, and is modeled on Air Force Special Operation Command’s Lead-Off Hitter project, which fields new capabilities for its MQ-9s every six months.
The Week In Technology, May 11-15, 2015  1
Tailsitting vertical-takeoff flying wing; tethered UAV follows truck; morphing flaps on the move; Navy lab’s unusual designs; Roomba inventor’s drone for everyone.
FAA, Industry Team To Expand UAS Operations 
Companies involved in newsgathering, agriculture and rail transport have partnered with the FAA in the hope of extending operations of small unmanned aircraft beyond the limits outlined in proposed rules unveiled in January.
CNN, PrecisionHawk and BNSF Railway have committed significant resources to the FAA’s Pathfinder program, Administrator Michael Huerta announced in Atlanta on May 6 at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Unmanned Systems 2015 convention.
All three are interested in operations outside the restrictions of t
U.S. Army Plans More Shadow UAV Upgrades 
Further upgrades for the U.S. Army’s latest Textron Systems RQ-7Bv2 Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS) will be fielded beginning later this year and will include enabling higher levels of manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T).
Alaska Airlines To Flight Test Alcohol-To-Jet Biofuel 
Alaska Airlines is to conduct the first commercial flights on alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) biofuel under an agreement with fuel developer Gevo. .
Versatility, Relevance Add Life To Weapons And Platforms  1
Despite many procurement disappointments, there are also many examples of defense programs which have worked as planned and have stood the test of time.
Dassault: A Panoply Of Fighter Prototypes 11
Dozens of prototypes built and flown over decades have given Dassault an ability to design advanced combat aircraft that belies the company’s relatively small size for a defense contractor, says Aviation Week contributing columnist Antoine Gelain. As Dassault’s Rafale enjoys belated export success, we look back over some of those many prototypes.
FAA Backs Research Into Extending Small UAS Operations 
U.S. newsgathering, precision agriculture and railroad companies take the lead in pushing small UAS use beyond the initial tight limits outlined by the FAA.
Bombardier Slows Global Output, Says No Plans To Sell Learjet Unit 
Alain Bellemare’s first actions after two months as Bombardier’s CEO are to slow Global business jet production, unveil plans to float a small stake in the rail business and confirm Swiss International Air Lines as the launch operator for the CSeries airline.
Special Topics
May 28, 2015

Videos: F-35B Operational Test Trials

Aviation Week's Pentagon Editor witnessed aviation history aboard USS Wasp for the first-ever F-35B Operational Test (OT-1) trials off the coast of North Carolina. Watch her videos....More
May 22, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots

Images gathered May 16 with cameras from an altitude of 4,500 miles have again prompted speculation the spacecraft has spotted ice deposits on the 600 mile wide minor planet....More
May 18, 2015

Fire In the Cabin 2

While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft....More
May 15, 2015

Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

Construction of Cardington’s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships....More
May 11, 2015

NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its disputed maritime stakes in the region, according to the Pentagon....More

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