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
Germanwings: How Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems Could Save Lives
The technology exists to physically take command away from a pilot and is in operation with the U.S. Air Force.
EcoDemonstrator Testing Steps Up  1
Boeing assesses 787 ecoDemonstrator results as 757 debuts to focus on aerodynamic tests
NASA’s Sustainable Airliner Project Goals In Sight 
The seventh and final year of NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation project is on target for a grand finale: the goal of simultaneous cuts in drag, weight, fuel burn, noise and emissions seems eminently doable moving forward.
A Reversed, Tilted Future For Pratt’s Geared Turbofan?  1
As bypass ratios increase and engine cores get smaller, Pratt & Whitney comes up with a unique solution to the challenges of small scales inside future turbofans.
757 EcoDemo Focuses On Laminar And Active Flow

Test flights are getting underway of a Boeing 757 with an actively blown vertical tail and new wing-leading-edge sections, which could pave the way for the wider use of natural laminar and active flow control technology in future airliner designs.

Convertiplane Developer Aims For Mid-Year Flight Tests 
Elytron Aircraft plans to begin flight tests this summer of a two-seat, proof-of-concept tiltwing aircraft designed to take off and land like a helicopter but operate from point to point at fixed-wing speeds.
Patching The F-35’s Data Fusion Gap 15
Testers say a software patch gets F-35 closer to promise of multi-ship data fusion.
Boeing Flies 757 EcoDemonstrator 3
Boeing conducted the initial functional check flight and handling qualities test sortie for its newly completed 757 ecoDemonstrator test aircraft on March 17.
Software Patch Being Tested For F-35 Multiship Attack 
Engineers here at Edwards AFB have begun flying a software patch on two test jets to explore the effectiveness of upgrades designed to improve the “fusion” of the threat picture among multi-aircraft F-35 formations.
XCOR Expands Leadership In Push For Lynx First Flight 
Former Beechcraft executive John Gibson II has been named chief executive officer and president of XCOR Aerospace in place of co-founder Jeff Greason, who is transitioning to chief technology officer.
Sikorsky, Lord Set For ‘Jet-Smooth’ Helo Tests For U.S. Army  2
Helicopter manufacturers may be closing in on a long-sought goal: eliminating rotor-blade vibration.
Large Tandem-Rotor UAS Aimed At Heavy-Lift Markets
Dragonfly Pictures Inc. is developing the Pelican for the precision aerial-spraying role and, potentially, military supply operations.
Podcast: Talking 777 Upgrades And Bubble Trouble
Aviation Week editors discuss Airbus and Boeing production: Is there an order bubble that may burst one day? They also talk about the 777 upgrade, the possibility of an A380neo and Bombardier’s CSeries.
Do Airbus and Boeing Face Bubble Trouble?
The two dominant aircraft manufacturers are sanguine their robust orderbooks are sound; other industry analysts caution that they are being overly ambitious.
Hazy: A380neo Should Be Stretched For Cargo-Carrying Appeal 
Influential lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) has recommended to Airbus that any plan to launch the A380neo should include a fuselage stretch that would add valuable belly-hold capacity and boost its broader appeal to the cargo market.
 
Blogs
Mar 27, 2015
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U. S., Russian Astronauts Reach International Space Station for One Year Stay 4

"He will do great," predicted NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who returned to Earth after 5 1/2 months on the ISS earlier this month. Wilmore watched Scott Kelly's lift off from NASA's Mission Control in Houston....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015
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Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Mar 24, 2015
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NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015
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SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015
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Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
Mar 19, 2015
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NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado researcher....More

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