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.

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
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.
Blue Origin Offers Priority for Repeat Riders 1
Buy a shot into space with Blue Origin and get priority on your next ride or on one in its planned orbital space capsule.
GE Aviation’s HondaJet is already saving the company money.
Analysis Of HondaJet’s First Weeks Is Positive 
The numbers are in: GE Aviation, the first corporate user of the HondaJet, says the diminutive business aircraft is boosting productivity and saving it money compared with flying on the airlines.
Kodiak Splash And Dash With Aerocet Floats 
There might not be a more ideal pairing of an airplane and floats.
China’s Ehang To Launch Commercial Fly-By-iPad Drone 
Chinese small unmanned aircraft manufacturer Ehang plans the launch next year of a commercial version of its autonomous single-passenger vertical-takeoff-and-landing air vehicle that flies without a pilot, under the control of a plug-and-play iPad.
Warbirds Flock To Oshkosh 2017 12
Hundreds of warbirds old and new flock to EAA AirVenture every year for the world’s largest extravaganza of ex-military aircraft, from bombers to fighters to trainers, from early Korean conflict jets to the U.S.’ very latest F-35 Lightning II.
China’s Ehang to Launch Commercial Fly-by-iPad 1
The vehicle currently occupies an awkward spot as being too heavy to fit the Federal Aviation Administration’s 55-lb weight limit for commercial drones, yet it cannot qualify as an experimental aircraft because it is autonomous and has no pilot.
EAA Embraces Drones, New Technologies 13
The Experimental Aviation Association has always been known as a cradle for innovation, but is that spark now being overshadowed by massive corporate spending on private space, electric propulsion and automated personal transportation?
Oshkosh Takes a Shot on Space 9
What could be more inspiring at this year’s AirVenture than Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin reusable rocket and crew capsule, and Friday evening’s formal reunion of eight lunar mission Apollo astronauts, some 50 years after the tragic launch accident to Apollo 1 at the very beginning of the program.
B-29 'Doc' Arrives In Oshkosh 11
The B-29 known as “Doc” flew from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 22, crowning a 16-year restoration effort after being rescued from years of abandonment at the U.S. Navy’s China Lake desert weapons testing range.
GE’s HondaJet ‘Extraordinarily Efficient for Supply Chain’
After putting it into service just a few weeks ago, the world’s largest aero-engine manufacturer is thrilled with the performance of one of the world’s smallest business jets.
Comeback Stepped Up By Piaggio  1
The plan to relaunch Italy’s Piaggio Aero Industries as a civil and defense aircraft manufacturer is gaining momentum some 20 months after moving production from an aging plant in Genoa to a clean-sheet-design factory in Villanova d’Albenga, about 56 mi. southwest.
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