Graham Warwick

Technology Managing Editor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense. 


Born and educated in Scotland, he graduated in aeronautical engineering and worked in advanced design at Hawker Siddeley Aviation in the U.K. before becoming an aerospace journalist. Before joining Aviation Week in April 2008, he spent almost 30 years with weekly aerospace news magazine Flight International, most recently as Americas Editor based in the U.S. 


Graham is a winner of the Decade of Excellence award for aviation journalism, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.


In 2013 the Jesse H. Neal award for Best Technical Content was awarded to Graham Warwick and Guy Norris for their Advanced Propulsion feature.

Bolden Decries Cuts To NASA Aeronautics Budget 
The NASA administrator says "somebody pulled the rug out from under" the agency's aeronautics budget.
FAA To Deploy Terminal-Airspace Sequencing Tool From 2018 
The FAA is to field a NASA-developed tool for flight-sequencing and spacing at nine major U.S. airports in 2018-22 to enable better use of fuel-saving optimized-profile descents.
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A roundup of this week's top stories you may have missed in aerospace and defense.
Technology Strategy Sets Goals For U.K. Industry Civil R&D 
The strategy is the result of work by the U.K.'s Aerospace Technology Institute to map out the capabilities of the U.K. aerospace industry and identify its core competencies and competitive advantages, principally in wing design and manufacture, large turbofans and complex systems including landing gear.
Stratospheric Vantage Point Attracts Creative Thinking On UAVs 
From kite surfing in the stratosphere to tethered heavy-lifters, unmanned aircraft are enabling out-of-the-box thinking.
Semibouyant Aircraft Could Explore Venus’s Upper Atmosphere 
Concept for low-energy planetary entry is described as similar to “throwing an air mattress into the atmosphere.”
Scaled Composites Continues Rutan’s Innovation Culture 
When massive Stratolaunch program begins to wind down, Scaled Composites promises a return to the Rutan days of smaller, fast-paced projects that result in flight testing of aviation breakthroughs.
Are Aerial Refueling, Intermodal Transport The Future For Airlines? 
Will air transport ever change to embrace ideas such as aerial refueling and seamless rail-to-air transfers? Researchers try to make the case for advanced concepts.
Ever-Bigger Engines Challenge Conventional Airliner Designs 
Gull wings, engines above the wing or embedded in the tail—all options gaining increased consideration for future fuel-efficient commercial aircraft.
Airbus CEO Urges Aerospace To Embrace Silicon Valley 
Could the end of the aerospace industry as we know it emerge from a Silicon Valley startup? Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders says the industry needs to work with the tech sector to be ready for disruptors.
Scaled Says Rutan’s Innovation Culture Alive And Well 
“The innovation and culture, the creativity and environment that we work so hard to protect is really the constant here,” says Kevin Mickey, president of the Mojave, California-based aircraft design and flight-test company. Scaled was formed in 1982 by Burt Rutan and acquired by Northrop in 2007.
NASA Studies Solutions To Silicon Valley’s Traffic Gridlock  23
If you face a 200-mi.-plus commute to work and back because of congested roads, what would it take for on-demand aviation to provide an answer? NASA aims to find out.
United Invests In Waste-To-Jet Fuel Producer Fulcrum 
United Airlines has invested $30 million for a stake in renewable-fuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy in a deal that could see the carrier buy 90 million gal. a year of jet fuel made from municipal waste.
United Invests In Waste-To-Jet Fuel Producer Fulcrum 
The equity stake in Fulcrum is the largest single investment by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels, says Brett Hart, United executive vice president and general counsel. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways made an undisclosed equity investment in Fulcrum in August 2014.
Embraer To Fly EcoDemonstrator With Boeing 
Boeing is to collaborate with Embraer to fly a testbed for environmental technologies in Brazil in 2016, as a follow-on to the U.S. manufacturer’s series of ecoDemonstrators.
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