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
PW800 Engine is First of Jet Engine Family 

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is on track to certify the PW800 by the end of December, says company president John Saabas. Officially unveiling the engine last week at the NBAA convention, Saabas says the 16,000-pounds-thrust powerplant will provide the jumping-off point for a new family of business jet engines covering the 12,000-pounds-thrust to 20,000-pounds-thrust range.

Legacy 500 Wins FAA Approval 

National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce believe business aviation is in a stronger position heading into debate on the next FAA reauthorization bill thanks to a concentrated effort by industry to educate lawmakers and the general public on the important role the industry plays in the national economy.

Sabreliner Bounces Back 

Sabreliner, an iconic name in business jet aviation since the late 1950s, is making a comeback with ambitious plans to expand beyond maintenance and repair to provide aircraft rebuilds, refurbishments and engine overhauls.

Pratt, GE Eclipse Rolls On Long-Range Bizjets 
The official unveiling of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW800 turbofan at this year’s National Business Aviation Association convention marked a sea change in the provision of engines for the world’s long-range business jets.
New Technologies On Gulfstream's G600
We look at the new features being introduced in the cockpit of Gulfstream's G600 and the Pratt & Whitney PW800 engine that will power the new ultra-long-range business jet.
PT6 Assembly While You Watch
Gleaming new engines are a common sight on the display stands at NBAA, but it isn’t often showgoers get to see the complete components of a turboprop laid bare, let alone one being put together from scratch on the convention floor.
Silvercrest Flight Test Enters Second Phase
Flight tests of Snecma’s 11,000-pounds-thrust-class Silvercrest turbofan on a modified Gulfstream II have entered a second phase in San Antonio, Texas.
GE Continues Passport Testing, Eyes 2015 Flights
General Electric’s Passport engine for the Bombardier Global 7000/8000 ultra-long-range business jet series is undergoing ingestion and endurance evaluations at the company’s extensive Peebles, Ohio, test site in readiness for the start of flight tests in early 2015.
PW800 Engine is First of Jet Engine Family
Pratt & Whitney Canada is on track to certify the PW800 by the end of December
Legacy 500 Wins FAA Approval
Embraer says the long-awaited FAA certification of the Legacy 500 mid-size business aircraft was granted on October 21 following completion of flight tests and initial approval from Brazilian authorities in August.
Sabreliner Bounces Back
Sabreliner, an iconic name in business jet aviation since the late 1950s, is making a comeback with ambitious plans to expand beyond maintenance and repair to provide aircraft rebuilds, refurbishments and engine overhauls.
GE Orders Two HondaJets For Supply Chain Flights
General Electric is set to become the first announced customer for the Honda Aircraft HondaJet, which it jointly powers with the HF120 turbofan, co-developed with Honda.
Future Fan Starts Flight Tests 

LOS ANGELES—Rolls-Royce has begun flight tests of its composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade that will be a key feature in the company’s next-generation Advance and UltraFan engine designs.

USAF’s Secretive X-37B Lands Successfully 

LOS ANGELES—The U.S. Air Force X-37B spaceplane landed at Vandenberg AFB, California, on Oct. 17, completing a record-setting 675 days in orbit.

The end of the third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3) mission comes as the Air Force prepares its second X-37B for a return to space. The Air Force operates two of the Boeing-built vehicles and last flew the second on a mission that concluded at Vandenberg in June 2012 after 469 days in space.

Legacy 500 FAA Cert ‘Imminent’
Embraer says the long-awaited FAA certification of the Legacy 500 midsize business aircraft is “imminent” and following completion of flight tests and initial approval from Brazilian authorities in August.
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