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.

The Week in Technology, May 4-8, 2015 
Vertical flight on 10 electric engines; unmanned casualty evacuation demonstrated; aviation’s climate impact more than CO2; Europe demos sensor-fused detect-and-avoid; 3-D-printed UAS enters production.
More Tests Ahead For Sikorsky’s Approach To Autonomy 
Helicopter manufacturer stays on track to develop certifiable autonomy technology to assist—or replace—crews in military and commercial aircraft.
Aero Kinetics Launches Type-Certification Bid For Small UAS 
Aero Kinetics brings aerospace-grade materials and systems, FAA type-certification experience to multirotor small UAS market.
Podcast: The Rise of the Civilian UAV Industry
Until now, the military has driven development of unmanned aerial vehicles. But the U.S. Navy X-47B’s recent aerial refueling demonstration could be a transition point for the fledgling industry, in which commercial players are increasingly pushing the technical edge.
Lockheed Martin Seeing Civil UAS Niches Develop
Involvement in the small UAS market is taking defense giant Lockheed Martin into unfamiliar areas such as firefighting, shark-spotting, farm-surveying, disaster-mapping and search and rescue.
K-Max, Ground Vehicle, Demo Unmanned Medevac 
A Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max helicopter has airlifted a simulated casualty in a demonstration of unmanned air and ground vehicles collaborating to enable medical evacuation.
Autonomous Aerial Refueling Could Reshape Unmanned Aircraft  1
A look inside how Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy autonomously refueled an unmanned aircraft in flight, and what it could mean for aviation
Navy Balances UCAS-D Continuation Against Uclass Competition  3
U.S. Navy faces a choice between reducing risk and reducing competition for the Uclass carrier-based unmanned aircraft if it keeps X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrators flying.
Autonomy Pioneer: X-47B UCAS-D’s Historic Aviation Firsts 6
We look back over the history-making career of the U.S. Navy's Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat aircraft demonstrators.
Autobahn To Airborne: Germany’s Carplane Unveils Flying-Car Prototype 6
In the land of the autobahn, drivability is a passion—even if the car is designed to fly.
Blaming Valve, SpaceX Plans Another Falcon 9 Recovery Attempt  5
Slow throttle valve response is blamed for the failure of SpaceX’s latest attempt to recover and reuse the first stage of its Falcon 9v1.1 launch vehicle.
NASA-Led Consortium Will Bring Science To Art Of Composites 7
NASA, FAA and industry join to reduce burden of costly, time-consuming materials and structures testing that comes with using carbon fiber in aircraft.
Carplane, A Roadable Aircraft Designed For Drivability
Making a flying car a good aircraft is one challenge; making it good to drive is another.
The Week in Technology, April 27-May 1, 2015  1
Russia’s MS-21 gets active side-sticks; EcoDemo 757 tests active-flow-control tail; British air-breathing rocket engine passes AFRL exam; small UAS aims for 100-hr.-plus flight; Solar Impulse prepares for cross-Pacific flight.
Kutta Acquisition Boosts Sierra Nevada’s Unmanned Capability 
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has boosted its unmanned systems capability with the acquisition of privately held Kutta Technologies, a specialist in command-and-control systems for unmanned aircraft.
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