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.


Launch Window For First SLS Extended 
SLS cleared for full development, but risk assessment may push first launch back to late 2018
787 EcoDemonstrator Begins Tests 
787-based ecoDemonstrator readied for second flight phase following CMC nozzle tests
Modified SpaceShipTwo Makes Pre-powered Glide Test 
The glide flight, which followed release from the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier aircraft, is a prelude to the imminent start of powered flight tests using a new, plastic-based rocket motor fuel.
NASA Review Extends SLS Potential Launch Window To Late 2018 
William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA, says, "We will keep the teams working toward a more ambitious readiness date, but will be ready no later than November 2018."
SpaceX Investigates Vertical Lander Test Failure 
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is continuing preparations to fly a second, more capable, reusable Falcon 9 first stage testbed at higher altitudes incorporating lessons learned from the first vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle, which was lost Aug. 22 during a test flight over Texas.
Rolls-Royce Details Advance And UltraFan Test Plan
Rolls-Royce’s future turbofan strategy will leverage European, national and company research
U.S. And Australia Extend Hypersonic Pact To 2017 
Tests to unravel final hidden hypersonic phenomena will unlock full scramjet potential
Reaction Ramps-Up For Full-Scale Sabre Demonstrator 
An innovative engine cycle conceived for a single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) launch concept is attracting interest for possible wider application in several air-breathing hypersonic roles.
Turboprops Lay Groundwork For Open Rotor Engines 
Radical new future propeller concepts emerge from integrated concept design studies
Prop Blades Drive New Manufacturing Techniques 
Dowty is engaged in an advanced composite design and manufacturing research effort to prepare for a coming wave of new-generation blades, whether they are longer, thinner propellers or large-scale, wide-chord blades for an open rotor.
NASA Closes On Commercial Crew Selection 10
Commercial Crew bidders hint at future directions as NASA selection looms
SpaceX Ponders ‘Dry Landing’ For Falcon 9 On Barge 

LOS ANGELES – Bolstered by positive results from initial “soft landing” tests of Falcon 9 first stages in the Atlantic Ocean and evaluations of its vertical landing F9R reusable demonstrator in Texas, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says it is on track for a dry landing attempt by year’s end that may occur on a barge anchored off the Florida coast.

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