John Morris

John Morris
Editor-In-Chief,
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.

Articles
ST Aerospace, Faced With Mounting Competition, Eyes Move Up Value Chain 
“We also have the benefit of a global network to cater to customers’ needs and convenience,” says CEO Lim Lim Serh Ghee, referring to how ST Aero promises better on-time delivery.
Avionics Firms Gain As China Mandates HUDs 
A rough estimate finds Chinese airlines could spend $1.4 billion by 2020 on the safety devices, which allow pilots to look at flight data projected on a glass screen between them and the windshield.
Safran, Avic Expected To Advance Turboprop Work
French aerospace manufacturer Safran and Avic are likely to advance their proposed collaborative program for turboprop engine parts at Airshow China, to be held in Zhuhai Nov. 11-16.
Avic Fighter Unit Still Keen To Build Bizjets
Avic’s fighter unit is pursuing its plan to build large, high-performance business jets, despite the lack of interest among almost all of the possible foreign builders that could help it do so.
Avic Fighter Unit Still Eager To Build Bizjets 
Avic’s fighter unit is pursuing its plan to build large, high-performance business jets, despite the lack of interest among almost all of the possible foreign builders that could help it do so.
NetJets Launching Second Bombardier Challenger 

NetJets is launching its second Bombardier Challenger aircraft, this time the Challenger 650. Chuck Suma, NetJets senior vice president of global asset management, stood alongside Bombardier Business Aircraft President Eric Martel as they announced the new model Oct. 19 in front of the mockup of the follow-on to the Challenger 605 on the eve of last week’s National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

Sparkling Flying Colours on a Roll 

National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce believe business aviation is in a stronger position heading into debate on the next FAA reauthorization bill thanks to a concentrated effort by industry to educate lawmakers and the general public on the important role the industry plays in the national economy.

VistaJet On Track For A Record Year
VistaJet, which operates the largest privately owned Bombardier business aircraft fleet with more than 45 aircraft, is growing by leaps and bounds. This year it entered the U.S. market as it pursues its strategy of connecting its customers to every corner of the world with point-to-point coverage.
Safran Builds Its Business Aviation Base
New technology, new products and new relationships reflect a commitment to business and general aviation that’s growing by leaps and bounds at Safran, the French propulsion and power systems company.
Microturbo Generates Business in Bizjet Market
Microturbo marked a strategic turning point this summer when it became the supplier of auxiliary power units for the Global 7000/8000 and Dassault 5X business jets.
Rolls-Royce’s ‘CorporateCare’ Increases Support
Rolls-Royce’s CorporateCare engine maintenance program is making a real difference to aircraft resale values, says Stephen Friedrich, VP for sales and marketing of civil small and medium engines.
 
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