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.

KC-390 Enters Home Stretch For Military Certification 
Embraer focuses on KC-390 military certification for Brazilian Air Force as production ramps up.
Carbon Buildup May Have Led To Leap 1B Engine Failure 
Targeted checks have turned up issues on 1% of the engine fleet.
Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft Completes ‘Spot-On’ First Flight 
The gargantuan twin-fuselage launch vehicle carrier aircraft made a successful 2-hr. 29-min. first flight from Mojave Air and Spaceport.
Boeing Advancing On MCAS Changes, New Training 
There is positive pilot feedback to 737 MAX changes as Boeing launches global road show.
Boeing Completes MCAS Pre-Certification Flight Testing  1
Boeing has taken several major steps toward completing upgraded 737 MAX maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) flight control law software in recent days, giving the company confidence that it is “making steady progress” in its bid to get the grounded MAX fleet operating again, its top executive said.
CFM Monitoring Leap Fleet For Issue Linked To Southwest Engine Failure  5

CFM International is monitoring its Leap engine fleet for signs of an issue believed to be tied to the March 26 contained engine failure on a Southwest Airlines 737 MAX 8 that was being ferried to storage.

Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft Completes First Flight 
Space launch company Stratolaunch has successfully completed the long-anticipated first flight of its 385-ft.-span, six-engined mothership at Mojave Air & Spaceport.
Embraer Clinches E195-E2 Certification 
Embraer’s E195-E2 has been awarded simultaneous Brazilian, European and U.S. type certification, clearing the way for initial deliveries of the stretched 146-seat airliner to begin early in the second half of the year.
Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft Completes First Flight  8
Space launch company Stratolaunch has successfully completed the long-anticipated first flight of its 385-ft.-span, six-engined mothership at Mojave Air & Spaceport.
Podcast: Urban Air Mobility: Breaking Out, or Overhyped?
Listen in as our editors discuss which air transport applications have the best chance of breaking out.
Ethiopian Crash Data Analysis Points To Vane Detachment  64
Sources close to the investigation say data supports the supposition the aircraft’s left angle-of-attack sensor vane detached seconds after take-off and that, contrary to statements from the airline, suggests the crew did not follow correct steps.
Boeing Expands MCAS Demos To Speed Lifting Of 737 MAX Grounding  35
Facing an unprecedented grounding, Boeing takes its MCAS upgrade demo on the road.
Boeing To Expand MCAS Fix Demos Worldwide 
Pilot feedback to the proposed software changes to the 737 MAX maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) flight control law is positive, Boeing said, adding that after demonstrations, pilots believe the potential for further flight control problems from the system is a ‘non-issue.’
Greenfield Site Readied For Reaction Core Testing 
Westcott facility for Reaction Engines core testing takes British high-speed rocket propulsion research back to its post-war roots.
Reaction Engines Pre-Cooler Passes Mach 3.3 Test  9
High-temperature, Mach 3.3 test paves the way for a hypersonic run for Reaction Engines pre-cooler.
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