John Morris

John Morris
Aviation Week ShowNews

John has led Aviation Week's ShowNews, the best-read daily news magazine of aerospace trade shows, for nearly two decades. His background in business journalism before joining Aviation Week includes stints at Reuters, the American Banker daily banking newspaper and as business news editor at the Milwaukee Journal and the Cincinnati Enquirer.
A lifelong aviation enthusiast, John has been a private pilot for 34 years and won an award at EAA Oshkosh for his restoration of a vintage British Auster army spotter aircraft. He is currently building a 1920s Staaken Flitzer biplane from plans. John attended his first Farnborough Air Show in 1952, when just eight months old.

First Two New K-Max For China 
The world’s only dedicated single-seat, medium lift helicopter is back in production after a 10-year lapse, and the first two are going to China.
Frasca Sees Growing Simulator Demand 
With nearly 240 Robinson R44 and 32 Schweizer 300Cbi piston-engined helicopters in China, Frasca Flight Simulation anticipates growing demand for simulators and flight traing devices for these basic trainers.
Airbus Helicopters To Be Built In China 
Airbus Helicopters has broken ground on a final assembly line in Qingdao, Shandong Province, under a deal for 100 H135 light twin-engine helicopters to be supplied over 10 years for law enforcement and air ambulance missions. The first should roll out in mid-2019.
China’s Helicopter Boom Gets Underway 
China is undergoing a surge in demand for civil helicopters, experts note as the China Helicopter Exposition opened in Tinajin, China, on Sept. 14.
Chinese Drone Maker Plans eVTOL Air Taxi 
The Ehang 184 is too heavy to fit under the FAA’s 55-lb. weight limit for commercial drones, yet it cannot qualify as an experimental aircraft because it is autonomous. It will have to be certified to carry a passenger
New Turboprops Will Take On Pratt & Whitney PT6 
GE Aviation’s new advanced turboprop for the Cessna Denali is crucial to growth plans that call for its business and general aviation powerplants to generate more than $1 billion a year by 2023.
New Turboprops To Compete With Pratt & Whitney PT6 
GE Aviation’s new advanced turboprop for the Cessna Denali is crucial to growth plans that call for its business and general aviation powerplants to generate more than $1 billion a year by 2023.
We Fly EAA’s B-17 Flying Fortress 13
Of the 12,732 B-17s Flying Fortresses produced through World War II, 4,735 were lost during combat missions. Today only about 15 are airworthy.
EAA AirVenture 2017 Breaks Records 3
EAA AirVenture 2017 broke all records according to Jack Pelton, CEO and President of the Experimental Aircraft Association, with crowds of over 600,000. More
Oshkosh: The Extravaganza Continues… 7
The world’s biggest variety of airshow performers and many rarely-seen warbirds could be seen at EAA AirVenture 2017.
Google Founder To Market Aerial Jetski By Year’s End 
Google founder Larry Page’s electric Kitty Hawk “flying jetski” Flyer will hit the consumer market at year’s end with a sleeker development of the quadrotor prototype.
Airbus A³ Vahana To Fly This Year 
Silicon Valley-based A³, set up to disrupt its parent Airbus from within, plans to fly its Vahana single-seat autonomous urban transportation aircraft by year’s end, a spokesperson disclosed at EAA AirVenture.
Phillips 66 Marks 90th Year In Aviation 
This is the Phillips Petroleum Company’s 100th year and the 90th since it launched its first aviation fuel with a race from the U.S. to Hawaii, won by the famous Bellanca “Woolaroc” monoplane.
Airbus Commercial Drone Service Wins Customers 
Imaging services company Airbus Aerial is working on its first projects with U.S. insurance companies following major hailstorm damage outside Denver.
Warbirds Take Center Stage at Oshkosh 1
Warbirds fire both the imagination and patriotism at EAA AirVenture, bringing back memories for veterans and helping teach the younger generation about sacrifices of the past.
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