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
SpaceX, Blue Origin Planning For Stage Recovery Success 
SpaceX and Blue Origin appear increasingly confident they will be able to achieve their target of recovering booster stages for post-flight inspection and reuse, after analyzing the respective failures that occurred within 15 days of one another in April.
Bi-Partisan Support Urged For U.S. Commercial Space Launch Act 
Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Eric Stallmer is calling on legislators from both sides of the aisle to put aside political differences and support moves to update the Commercial Space Launch Act (CSLA) that is working its way through Capitol Hill.
CFM Leap-1A Airbus A320neo Makes First Flight
The Leap-1A is one of three new-generation CFM engine variants under development to succeed the CFM56, and becomes the first of the family to fly on its intended platform.
Hybrid Hopes: An Inside Look At The Airlander 10 Airship 13
A century after work began on the first of Cardington's giant hangars, a new generation lighter-than-air vehicle is being prepared for flight testing inside the cavernous structure.
Trent 1000 TEN Results Exceed Pre-Test Predictions  8
Rolls-Royce is at a critical phase of the test program for its next Boeing 787 engine.
Boeing Marks 100th 767-300 Freighter Delivery 
The milestone aircraft, delivered officially on April 26, enters service around 20 months after the first was delivered to FedEx in September 2013.
GKN Wing Section Readied For Airbus Laminar Flow Experiment 1
Airbus is evaluating composite wing sections to improve drag-reducing natural laminar flow for future aircraft models.
Crowdfunding Boosts Hybrid Air Vehicle Plans  1
U.K.-based Hybrid Air Vehicles taps Internet crowdfunding to move forward with development of Airlander 10 airship.
Rolls Implements Industrialization Phase For A350 Engine 
Trent 1000 production will complete transition to Singapore as XWB line revs up in the U.K.
Rolls-Royce Building First XWB-97 For Flight Tests 1
The first flight-test version of the XWB-97 for the A350-1000 is taking shape at Rolls-Royce
Leap-1B For 737 MAX Begins Key Flight Tests 5
The engine—which flew for 5.5 hr. in the No. 2 position on General Electric’s 747-100 flying testbed at Victorville, California, on April 29—becomes the third member of the family to reach the flight-test stage.
SpaceX Completes Crew Dragon Pad Abort Test 5
The test, which culminated with splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean just offshore, marks a major milestone on the road to using the Crew Dragon for human missions to the International Space Station in 2017.
Ground Test Clears Path For SpaceX Pad Abort Test 1
SpaceX’s planned pad abort test for the Crew Dragon vehicle appears to be staying on track for May 6 following a successful ground firing of thrusters at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral.
NASA-Led Team Completes Morphing Flap Tests
NASA plans to dynamically test flexible wing technology on a modified Gulfstream III later this year after successfully completing initial trials of a morphing flap at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.
Bird Strike Will Not Affect A320neo Timeline, Says Airbus 5
A spectacular image shows fire emitting from the core exhaust of the right hand Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine of the first a320neo, MSN6101.
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May 18, 2015
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May 15, 2015
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Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

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May 11, 2015
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NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

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May 10, 2015
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Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

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May 7, 2015
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Vantage Searches For An Advantage 3

It's easy to see why the composite machine turns heads; it sits high on a fighter-jet type landing gear, has a spaceship-like cockpit and those forward-swept wings, which beyond looking awesome, allow for a larger cabin as the main structure for the wings can be behind the seating area....More

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