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.





Skyguardian Sets Endurance Record For General Atomics 
The MQ-9B SkyGuardian has completed a 48.2-hr. flight, establishing a new long-endurance flight record for manufacturer General Atomics.
Rocket Lab ‘Well Ahead’ After Initial Launch Test  6
Rocket Lab says that despite not reaching its intended orbit of between 300 and 500 km on its first test launch on May 25, the Electron vehicle performed nominally throughout most of the mission.
Rocket Lab Reaches Space On First Launch  1
Although the vehicle did not achieve orbit as planned, Rocket Lab CEO and founder Peter Beck says the initial test was “a great flight."
March to Mach+: Several Supersonic Business Jet Projects Advancing 
Will supersonic business jets be streaking across oceans in the near future? No less an entity than Rolls-Royce is cautiously optimistic about the prospects and is actively studying a new generation of potential engine designs to power it.
Next-Gen Business Aviation Powerplant Family Detailed 
Rolls-Royce is developing a new generation of business aviation powerplants, for which the first full-up fan demonstrator is expected to run later this year.

The ramp-up of work on the technology demonstrator, dubbed Advance2, signals a new phase for the manufacturer, which heretofore had revealed few details of its future business aviation family initiative. Covering the 10,000- to 20,000-lb. thrust range, the plan is to develop three Advance2 demonstrators with two different core sizes and three different low-pressure systems.

NASA’s Aero Budget Keeps X-Plane Plans Alive 
NASA’s fiscal 2108 budget request for aeronautics research keeps the agency’s New Aviation Horizons (NAH) X-plane program alive, but with a slower pace of new flight demonstration programs.
Airbus, Boeing Zoom In On Narrowbody Derivatives  9
Slow orders and supply-chain delays continue to weigh on aircraft manufacturers, but new models may appear.
Safran Tackles Leap 1B Low-Pressure Turbine Production Issue  2
Safran Aircraft Engines CEO Olivier Andries stresses the LP turbine’s design is not at stake and describes the situation as a “temporary logistic disturbance.”
GE Testing For Boeing 777X Engine Moves Into High Gear  24
The stakes are high for General Electric’s GE9X testing program for Boeing’s future 777X twinjet.
Boeing Gets Green Light To Deliver First 737 MAX 
Boeing is expected to deliver the first 737 MAX on May 16 following final approval of the aircraft’s CFM Leap-1B engines from regulatory authorities.
Rocket Lab Set For Electron Test Launch 
Space start-up Rocket Lab is gearing up for the first test flight of its Electron launch vehicle during a 10-day launch window opening May 17.
Boeing Puts 737 MAX Flight Testing On Hold Over Leap Issue  1
Boeing says it remains confident that delivery of the first 737-8 to Lion Air Group carrier Malindo Air will take place by month’s end.
Podcast: Boeing’s 737 MAX 8: How It Flies and When Will It Fly? 2
Last month, Aviation Week pilot Fred George strapped into the left seat of the updated version of the world’s best-selling jetliner. Listen in as he discusses the flight and technical upgrades. Also, our senior editor and resident Boeing expert Guy Norris breaks down the status of the flight test program and on-going inspections of the Leap-1B engines.
Boeing 737-9 overflies Seattle.
Boeing Halts 737 MAX Flights For Engine Inspections  8
Flight tests of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are expected to resume shortly after being suspended for several days. This followed the discovery of cracks in part of a low-pressure turbine section destined for one of the CFM Leap-1B engines that power the new aircraft.
Sixth-Gen XA100 And XA101 Fighter-Engine Studies Ramp Up  6
The adaptive cycle engine as a new class of combat aircraft propulsive system in its own right is edging closer to reality.