Guy Norris

Guy Norris
Senior Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, based in Los Angeles. Before joining Aviation Week in 2007, Guy was with Flight International, first as technical editor based in the U.K. and most recently as U.S. West Coast editor. Before joining Flight, he was London correspondent for Interavia, part of Jane's Information Group. 
 
In 2013 the Jesse H. Neal award for Best Technical Content was awarded to Guy Norris and Graham Warwick for their Advanced Propulsion feature.
 
Guy is also a multiple winner of the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award in the Air Transport, Propulsion and Systems/Technology categories, and in 2006 he received the Royal Aeronautical Society Decade of Excellence Award for sustained achievement in aerospace journalism. 
 
Amongst other works Guy has authored the aerospace section of a science encyclopedia and co-authored, and produced an educational aviation CD-ROM. Guy has authored more than a dozen books on the air transport industry and been honored with several journalism awards including the several books on the histories of Airbus, Boeing and other airframe manufacturers.

 

Articles
First ‘Whitetail’ C-17 Emerges As Final Aircraft Are Built 

LOS ANGELES – Boeing has rolled out the first of the final batch of “whitetail” C-17 airlifters, two of which it says have now been sold to an unidentified customer.

SpaceX Outlines Plans For Falcon Landing Attempt 

LOS ANGELES – Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says it has a 50% chance “at best” of successfully landing a Falcon 9 first stage on a floating platform on Dec. 19, but says lessons learned will enable it to land and relaunch a used first stage by the end of 2015.

Supplier Choices Reveal 777X Flight-Deck Characteristics 
Boeing’s selection of two suppliers for key elements of the 777X avionics system and digital backbone means the status quo for some 787 providers and a changing of the guard for others.
SpaceX Outlines Plans For Falcon Landing Attempt 
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says it has a 50% chance “at best” of successfully landing a Falcon 9 first stage on a floating platform on Dec. 19, but says lessons learned will enable it to land and relaunch a used first stage by the end of 2015.
First Of ‘Whitetail’ C-17s Emerges As Final Aircraft Are Built 
Boeing has rolled out the first of the final batch of “whitetail” C-17 airlifters, two of which it says have now been sold to an unidentified customer.
Rolls-Royce And Airbus Near Accord Over A380neo 

Delta Air Lines’ domestic operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have been profitable “depending on the month,” and margins have expanded since the carrier invested in the new hub, airline executives told investment analysts earlier this month. 

Rolls-Royce, Airbus Near A380neo Agreement  4
Airbus is accelerating its studies of an upgraded A380 and appears to be closing on an initial agreement with Rolls-Royce.
Boeing 777X Avionics And Electrical Systems Awarded 5
The contracts are the latest in a series of key 777X awards from Boeing which aims to complete firm configuration around mid-2015.
Rolls-Royce And Airbus Near Accord Over A380neo 25
Airbus is accelerating its studies of an upgraded A380 and appears to be closing on an initial agreement with Rolls-Royce.
Orion Flight Test Generated 200 GB Of Engineering Data 5
Data from the Orion flight test—recorded at much higher rates than the normal 1-Hz used operationally so engineers can pinpoint the changes in loads and other factors during the flight—will be used to validate models and improve designs.
777X Engine Advanced Materials Set For Key Test 
With the clock ticking toward the first run of the GE9X core in 2015, and manufacturing of the first full engine core components getting underway, GE is counting on these materials to play a critical role in reducing weight and boosting efficiency.
Boeing Revisits Past In Hunt For 737/757 Successors 6
Will Boeing repeat history by using the parallel 757-767 development model to answer the long-running 737/757 replacement question and, if so, why? The answers lie in the way the 757 and 767 satisfy vastly different markets yet share key design features.
GE passes 2,000th GE90 milestone 
The milestone engine, a GE90-115B, will power a new Boeing 777-300ER early next year.
 
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