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.

What Does Rolls’ Decision Mean For Remaining Boeing NMA Contestants?  7
Rolls-Royce’s decision to pull the UltraFan from the NMA competition may be a good move by the UK engine-maker, but what happens now?
SpaceShipTwo Hits Higher Apogee And Speed With Three-person Crew 
Virgin Galactic targets assured repeatability as test focus expands beyond envelope expansion to include cabin environment and ride quality.
Podcast: Can Aviation Do More To Combat Climate Change? 5
Impressive improvements in aircraft fuel burn and carbon emissions are being offset by the industry’s rapid growth.
Concorde At 50: Faster Than A Speeding Bullet 
On the Concorde's 50th anniversary, plans advance for a new-generation SST. We take a trip back through the Aviation Week & Space Technology archives to highlight the Concorde’s early years.
Concorde At 50: Droop Snoop  1
The Concorde’s "droop snoop" configuration was a unique design feature; it is unlikely to be required on a next-generation SST.
Rolls-Royce Withdraws From Boeing NMA Engine Contest  6
In a shock move, Rolls-Royce is pulling out of the contest to power Boeing’s proposed New Midsized Airplane, citing challenges presented by the aircraft’s tight development schedule.
Rolls-Royce Runs First Composite Fan And Case Combo On Trent 1000 
Rolls’ composite fan and case evaluation marks the next step toward full-scale UltraFan flight-test demonstration.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches Higher Into Sub-Orbit  1
The flight was crewed by Virgin Galactic chief pilot Dave McKay alongside lead trainer pilot Mike Masucci, with Beth Moses, chief astronaut instructor, monitoring conditions in the passenger cabin.
Rolls-Royce Tests New Trent 1000 With Composite Fan, Case Materials 
Rolls-Royce has begun ground tests of a modified Trent 1000 with both the fan blades and fan case made from composite material, marking a key step towards development of the company’s next generation geared UltraFan engine family.
Concorde’s 50th Anniversary Marked Amid Civil Supersonic Revival 
Superbly engineered but environmentally and economically flawed, Concorde is a key source of lessons learned for today’s supersonic aircraft developers as the design icon marks its golden anniversary.
State-backed Supersonic Projects Pitched East Against West  2
Too fast and too slow: lessons learned from two failed and very different supersonic transport ventures.
After 900 Flight Hours, Bell 525 Test Fleet Begins Initial Production 
Certification program steps up as Bell 525s go north for cold-weather testing.
Final Testing Will Clear Way For Assembly Of Supersonic X-59A 
NASA’s Low-Boom Research Demonstrator is not a prototype, but it may pave the way for a new civil supersonic generation.
Uber Boosted By FAA’s Openness To ‘Skylane’ UAM Routing Concept 
Decision nears on Uber Elevate’s international demonstration city as the FAA proves adaptable to novel UAM airspace management.
Podcast: Will the Boeing 747 Outlive the Airbus A380? 7
Marking 50th anniversary of first 747 flight, our editors discuss the “giant jet’s” rocky beginnings, how much of a future it has left and whether Airbus will shutter the A380 line.
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