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
'The Year Of The Icy World’ 
Three spacecraft will begin the unprecedented exploration of dwarf planets and a moon over an 8-month period in 2015.
Ceres Encounter Begins NASA’s Busy Year Of ‘Icy World’ Exploration 
Three spacecraft, with a fourth to follow, are exploring frozen worlds that may explain the origin of life on Earth.
Rocket Lab Gets Funding Boost 
New Zealand and U.S.-based sounding rocket and launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab has secured a further round of financing which will enable it to complete work on the Electron launch system and allow commercial operations to begin as early as 2016.
Rolls Transfers F-35B Swivel Module Work To U.S. 
Rolls-Royce is moving assembly of the three-bearing swivel (3BSM) module, a key component of the Lockheed Martin F-35B lift system, from the U.K. to a newly-built lift system facility in Indianapolis, as part of broader cost-saving initiatives for the Joint Strike Fighter program.
Boeing Studies Fuel Dashboard Expansion 1
Innovative fuel dashboard system developed by Boeing yields fuel savings and may be extended to other applications.
UAE Confirms C-17 Buy As Final Aircraft Assembly Begins 
Boeing began assembly on the 279th and final C-17 at its Long Beach, California production site on Feb 26.
Higher Altitudes Cleared For GE-Powered 787, 747-8 In Icing 7
GE makes strides in anti-engine core icing strategies, as knowledge of phenomenon begins to grow.
FAA Relaxes GE-Powered 747-8, 787 Altitude Icing Restrictions 
General Electric-powered Boeing 747-8s and 787s will be allowed to operate at significantly higher altitudes in ice crystal icing (ICI) conditions following FAA approval of new engine control software.
Powerful Progress On Helicopter Engines
With a swath of new helicopters entering service and more in the pipeline, engine manufacturers are pushing ahead with new developments and readying new powerplants for service.
Inside Australia’s Air Force Modernization  2
Modernization of Australia’s air force moves forward, in concert with plans to fully network air, land and sea operations under Plan Jericho.
Record CFM Orders Break 4,000 Barrier In 2014
CFM International has announced record annual sales of 4,244 CFM56 and Leap engines in 2014.
SSL Pushes Flexible Payload Satellite Concept 
The company, a subsidiary of MDA Corp of Canada, is best known for supplying large commercial geostationary (GEO) communications satellites but is actively exploring new territory, company President John Celli says.
Boeing Awaits Civil And Military Program Decisions In Australia 
Boeing hopeful of new business from a resurgent Qantas, looks for growth in military programs.
Australia’s Air Force Modernization  1
Australia’s highly modern Air Task Group, deployed last year for international operations against Islamic State militants, is a compact bellwether of an air force in transition.
Australian Air Task Group Is Glimpse Of Future RAAF 
Deployed in short order last year to bolster international operations against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, Australia’s highly modern Air Task Group (ATG) is a compact bellwether of an air force in transition.
 
Blogs
Mar 4, 2015
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1957: Broken Arrow

The most capable interceptor of the 1960s might not have been American or Russian, or even British, French or Swedish....More
Mar 2, 2015
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1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight 2

On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
Mar 1, 2015
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U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions 3

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015
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Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
Feb 26, 2015
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France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015
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Inside The Roc's Lair 18

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More

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