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.


Quebec Minister Defends C Series Handoff To AIrbus  1
“We’re going to see small and medium-sized companies here in Montreal get the opportunity to deal with Airbus as suppliers,” said Dominque Anglade.
U.S. Army Rediscovers Importance Of Air Defense  1
U.S. Army is accelerating several programs to improve air defense of deployed forces, particularly against the growing threat from drones.
Trump Arms, UAS Export Policies Ease Direct Commercial Sales 
The Trump administration has released an updated policy for the export of conventional weaponry, including unmanned aircraft.
Canada Backs Bell’s Air Taxi Development 
Canada will support the development of tech for optionally piloted helos, autonomous aerial logistics and urban air taxis led by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada.
Canada Supports Bell’s Air Taxi Development 
Canada will support the development of tech for optionally piloted helos, autonomous aerial logistics and urban air taxis led by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada.
Darpa Challenge Targets Responsive Launch Within Days 
Darpa is offering a top prize of $10 million to launch a payload into orbit with just a few days notice.
Anatomy Of Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant  8
The team aims to demo the tactical value of the coaxial-rotor compound helicopter to the medium-lift utility mission now performed by the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk.
Anatomy Of Bell V-280 Valor 
Bell aims to demonstrate that its advanced tiltrotor is affordable and has hover performance and low-speed agility equivalent to a helicopter.
Anatomy Of U.S. Army Improved Turbine Engine Program 
GE and a Honeywell/Pratt & Whitney team are developing competing engines to replace the GE T700 that currently powers the UH-60M and AH-64-E.
Lockheed To Make Hypersonic Conventional Strike Missile 
The rocket-powered missile will provide a precision strike capability against time-critical targets from both fighters and bombers.
Darpa Picks Dynetics To Demo UAS Air Launch/Recovery 
Dynetics has been selected to demonstrate airborne launch and recovery of UAS from manned platforms under Darpa’s Gremlins program.
The Week In Technology, April 23-27, 2018 
U.S. Air Force looks to detect orbital threats, Airbus launches inspection drone, Bye flies electric light aircraft, and kite-like drone wins accelerator prize.
Delivery By Drone Matures In Real-World Testing  6
Growing experience in delivering goods by drone may be coming to the U.S. as part of an FAA pilot program to accelerate commercial use of unmanned aircraft.
Zipline Blood Delivery Demonstrates UAS Cargo Potential 
Drone delivery provider Zipline has introduced a faster unmanned aircraft system (UAS) as part of an overhaul of its logistics system to speed the supply of blood for transfusions to remote clinics in Rwanda, and soon Tanzania.
NASA Seeks To Challenge Over-Land Supersonic Ban 
NASA has selected Lockheed Martin to build an X-plane to demonstrate that sonic booms can be reduced to a noise level low enough to enable the ban on civil supersonic flight over land to be lifted.


Lindbergh Cruises Into Electric VTOL Air Taxi Market
December 7, 2017

Ready the story again. It is designed for flights of 20-40 min and can make multiple flights without refueling. Battery-powered eVTOLs will fly similar distances and need...

FAA-Funded Drone Collision Study Could Widen
December 1, 2017

Because of time, funding and difficulty reaching agreement with the engine manufacturers, the Assure team only did a limited evaluation of impact severity on a generic fan and...

FAA Study: Drones More Dangerous Than Birds
November 29, 2017

Some were arguing otherwise, so now it is “official”. There are two officially investigated dronestrikes that we know about, but birds have been around a bit longer than UAVs...

Electric X-Plane Nears Crucial Battery Test
November 1, 2017

The principal goal of the X-57 program is research into the integration of electric propulsion with the airframe aerodynamics. The first and necessary step is electrification...

Airlines Praise C Series Performance, Manage Early Issues
October 23, 2017

My colleagues tell me "Classic" applies from the 737-100 through to the -500. Air Baltic operates 737-300s and -500s, so these are the "Classics" to which the Series is being...