Joe Sutter Black Tie Dinner Lecture

12 November 2016

Museum of Flight's Great Gallery, Seattle, USA


The RAeS Seattle Branch premier annual event is the Black Tie Dinner Lecture named in honor of Joe Sutter and it takes place in the Museum of Flight's Great Gallery, in or around the third week in November.

The Seattle Branch is pleased to announce Guy Norris, Senior Editor and Los Angeles Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology, as key note speaker for the 15th Annual Joe Sutter Black Tie Dinner. 

Lecture Theme

The basic tube-and-wing configuration of today’s airliners have been with us virtually since the beginning of aviation, but is this about to change? Driven by the needs for even greater operating efficiency and the goal of sustainable aviation growth, researchers are closer than ever to making a paradigm shift in the way airliners of the future will look and fly. As Boeing and Aviation Week celebrate their 100th birthdays, AvWeek’s Guy Norris looks back through the prism of the magazine’s archives at how we got where we are today and stares deep into the crystal ball to offer clues about some of the exotic and exciting shapes we might be seeing on the runways of the future.

To book your ticket or table at the dinner, visit the Seattle branch page

Speaker Details

Guy Norris FRAeS, Senior Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Guy Norris was educated at King Williams College, Isle of Man, and the University of Liverpool, UK. He started his career in aerospace journalism, in 1986, as London correspondent for Interavia, a Swiss-based publication. Guy subsequently worked for Jane's Information Group contributing to Jane’s Defence Weekly and Jane's Soviet Intelligence Review, before joining Flight International as Technical Editor in 1989. In 1991 he was posted to Los Angeles as US West Coast Editor for Flight. In 2007 he joined the staff of Aviation Week & Space Technology as Senior Editor and Los Angeles Bureau Chief. 

Well known with the aerospace engineering and manufacturing community, Guy is the recipient of several journalism awards including the American Aerospace Writers Association and Royal Aeronautical Society's Journalist of the Year Award. In 2006 he was honored with the RAeS's Decade of Excellence Award and in 2009 and 2013 won the Jesse H Neal National Business Journalism Award for best technical content. In 2015, Guy won the Aerospace Media Award for the best military aviation submission and was the recipient of the Aerospace Industries Association Lauren D Lyman Awardfor outstanding achievement in aerospace communications. Guy has co-authored more than a dozen books with photographer Mark Wagner, MRAeS, to include; Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 777 – The Technological Marvel, Boeing 777, Airbus A380 – Superjumbo of the 21st Century, Boeing 747 – Design and Development Since 1969, Douglas Jetliners, Airbus Jetliners and Boeing – a History.


Museum of Flight's Great Gallery, Seattle, USA