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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. He received the 2015 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aerospace communications. And in 2018 he was awarded Technology Writer of the Year by the judges of the Aerospace Media Awards.

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 also authored more than a dozen books on the histories of Airbus, Boeing and other airframe manufacturers.

Boeing Targets 777X Test Restart As GE Reveals GE9X Upgrade Details 
GE is resuming its production ramp-up of GE9X engines for Boeing’s 777-9 following the faster-than-expected test and validation of fixes to the durability problem which forced the airframe maker to delay the big twinjet’s first flight into early 2020.
GE In Talks With Airbus Over Potential A350neo  2
More than a decade after Airbus and General Electric parted ways over failed plans to power the A350, the two companies have begun preliminary talks aimed at potential development of an “evolved” GEnx-based engine design for possible future variants of the big twinjet.
NASA All-Electric X-57 Readied For Ground-Test Phase 
Final systems installation is underway for Mod. 2 testing of the all-electric X-57 as NASA nears a critical design review of high-lift motors for the final test phase.
Lockheed Martin's Dragon Lady At 65 4
Sixty-five years after Lockheed Martin Skunk Works began the modern era of high altitude spy planes with the creation of the U-2, we take a look back at some of the key events in the Dragon Lady's history.
Marines Planning Ground Collision Avoidance For F/A-18 
Navair is seeking industry input for the development an Auto GCAS-like capability to retrofit into the Marine Corps F/A-18C/D force.
Rolls-Royce Studies More-Electric UltraFan  2
Future UltraFan variants could incorporate starter generators as part of more-electric push.
Virgin Galactic Aims To Fly 1,500 Space Tourists A Year By 2023 
Virgin Galactic sees service starting next year and a fleet of five spaceships within five years. Meanwhile, investors and future customers continue to line up.
Predator Series Reaches 6 Million Flight Hours 
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ Predator unmanned aircraft family passed the six million flight hour milestone Oct 31.
Nammo First To Use Reaction Heat-Exchanger 
The UK division of Norwegian-based aerospace and defense company Nammo will be the first company to announce a non-flight application for Reaction Engines’ advanced heat exchanger cooling technology.
Long-Range Business Jet Needs Spur New Engine Advances 
Developed in secret like the Pearl 15, Rolls-Royce’s Pearl 700 has already amassed 1,200 test hours in advance of first flight on the new Gulfstream G700.
Long-range Business Jet Needs Spur New Engine Advances 
Developed in secret like the Pearl 15, Rolls-Royce’s Pearl 700 has already amassed 1,200 test hours in advance of first flight on the new Gulfstream G700.
Upgraded B-2 Prepped For Flight Test Campaign 
Northrop Grumman has completed all hardware installation for the delayed B-2 defensive management system modernization upgrade on the initial test aircraft.
Virgin Galactic IPO Glides Through First Day 
“This is a terrific endorsement and a transformational capital infusion which enables us to go full speed ahead towards our goals of commercial service and building additional spaceships,” Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides says.
Boeing’s Issues Extend Beyond MAX As Widebody Pressures Rise  4
New Commercial Airplanes unit leader tapped to lead course-correction as MAX return-to-service timeline remains fluid.
Podcast: Is BizAv Entering The Third Age Of Aviation?
The biggest noise at this year’s NBAA-BACE came from Gulfstream with the unveiling of its new G700. But the topic of how industry can become more sustainable is becoming louder. And with electric aircraft entering the mix, where is the industry heading next? Listen in as our editors discuss.

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