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.

Supersonic Hopefuls: Who Will Be First To Fly? 31
The ability to fly supersonic over land will be the game changer for supersonic business jets, but that’s not likely to happen for another 10 to 15 years, says Gulfstream, which is actively but quietly studying the concept.
Lufthansa Technik Pursues Innovation in the Cabin
Next-generation business jet and VVIP customers are more technologically savvy than any before. And that’s reflected in what they want in luxury interiors: a Next-Gen cabin that can provide a soothing home environment, innovative styling and connectivity, and Wi-Fi that matches their lifestyle on the ground.
Flying Colours Adds Gulfstream to Inairvation Refits
Completions and maintenance specialist Flying Colours Corp. has extended the range of airframes on which it can now install Inairvation pre-engineered cabin retrofit solutions in North America.
Jetcraft Had Its Best Year Ever 
While reducing its forecast for the years ahead, Jetcraft, a leading broker and deal-management company with more than 50 years’ experience in the market, is having its best year ever.
Jetcraft Cuts Forecast, But Is Optimistic 
A new forecast by Jetcraft predicts deliveries of 7,879 business jets representing $248 billion in revenue years through 2025.
Deer Jet To Acquire Major Stake In UAS
The move by Beijing-based Deer Jet underscores its ambitions to become a player in the infrastructure that supports business aviation around the world.
Gulfstream Unveils All-New Cabin Interiors 1
Gulfstream has reached new heights in cabin sophistication with its two latest models, the G500 and G600. Today it is unveiling the luxuriously appointed cabin of the G500 and showing new interior styles for the first time.
Avinode’s PayNode to Revolutionize Charter Payments
Payment is the last major pain point in the business jet charter industry. The procedures are inefficient, costly and insecure, placing unnecessary strain on brokers and operators’ cash flows, as well as giving customers insufficient protection of their payment details. But that’s about to change with the launch today of PayNode, by Avinode, the world’s largest online marketplace for buying and selling private air charter.
ATP, Web Manuals Join Forces At NBAA
ATP and Sweden-based Web Manuals have joined forces to provide aircraft operators and maintenance organizations with constantly updated operating manuals as well digitized technical documents, maintenance manuals, and safety and regulatory alerts.
Lufthansa Technik Unveiling Mercedes-Benz-Style Interior At NBAA
Elements of the design were unveiled at EBACE 2015, but they elicited doubt about the feasibility of the concept. So Lufthansa Technik has spent the past year engineering the sumptuous interior into a product.
Shark’s Mouths Everywhere
Many dentists are involved in aviation, but that doesn’t explain the love of teeth painted to give a fierce look on everything from warbirds to all-terrain vehicles. Shark’s mouths abound at Oshkosh.
News Big And Small Features At Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture is something to everybody across the whole spectrum of aviation, from flying the two-millionth Young Eagle to shaping metal for the increasing number of warbirds under restoration. You can find all here.
Vintage Aircraft Highlight a Golden Age
From trainers to sportplanes for wealthy enthusiasts, from early executive transports to vintage airliners, they’re all there.
WWI – The Great Waldo Pepper Meets Walter Mitty 3
World War I – 100 years ago. The aircraft were the highest tech of their time, and parachutes were not allowed for Allied pilots.
Airbus E-Fan Goes Hybrid
Airbus Group Innovations has flown its E-fan proof-of-concept electric aircraft with hybrid propulsion, adding an internal-combustion engine as a range extender.
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