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
Embraer, FlightSafety Complete Legacy 500 Pilot Training 
Embraer and FlightSafety International have completed the training of the first class of pilots for the new Legacy 500 executive jet using a simulator certified to Level C standards by the FAA and Brazil’s ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil).
FlightSafety To Set Up Middle East Training Center 
A business jet and helicopter training Center of Excellence will be set up in the Middle East by FlightSafety International and helicopter operator Abu Dhabi Aviation.
TRAQPak Sees 13-Month Growth In North American Flight Activity 
Signs of a recovery in the business aviation sector are reinforced by predictions of a 13-consecutive-month increase in flight activity when the December figures come in.
Turbomeca Marks Two Major Milestones 
Two major milestones coincided within days of each other at Turbomeca, the French manufacturer of helicopter engines: the 40th anniversary of the first flight of its Arriel engine, and the entry into service of its latest engine, the Arrius 2B2 Plus.
Dassault Sees Middle East As Growing Market For Falcon Jets 
Deliveries of Falcon business jets to the Middle East are holding steady, although customers in the region represent a significant portion of the backlog for current and yet-to-fly models.
Boeing Names Longridge New President Of Business Jets 
Boeing has named David Longridge as president of Boeing Business Jets following the promotion of 5 1/2-year incumbent Capt. Steve Taylor to chief pilot of Boeing’s Flight Services unit.
P&WC To Spend More Than $1 Billion in R&D 
Pratt & Whitney Canada will invest more than $1 billion in research and development over the next 4 1/2 years to develop the next generation of high-performance aircraft engines, the company announced last week.
Comlux Orders Two BBJ Max 8s, Signs Widebody Completion 
Malta-based Comlux has announced an order for two Boeing BBJ Max 8 aircraft, the first of its type to join the company’s growing VIP charter fleet.
 
Latest Blogs
Dec 18, 2014
blog

Fly to Cuba?

Will restored diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. open travel and aviation aftermarket opportunities?...More
Dec 18, 2014
blog

SpaceX Slips ISS Cargo Run To Early January

Company opts to conduct second Falcon 9 static fire test before launch....More
Dec 18, 2014
blog

Aviation Week & Space Technology, Jan. 19 - Feb. 1: Air Traffic Management

Near-, mid- and long-term air traffic management research and test initiatives at NASA are a major part of the ATM special. Specific projects described include research on the ground portion of single pilot operations and an update on the agency’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) air traffic management work. Beyond NASA we are looking at the latest industry efforts by Airbus ProSky and Boeing ATM....More
Dec 18, 2014
blog

Aviation Week & Space Technology, February 2-15: Long-Haul Low-Cost Airlines  

More and more airlines are convinced that conventional wisdom has it wrong: Long-haul low-cost is a model that can work if it is well executed with modern, efficient fleets and work practices and process geared towards efficiency. We are taking a look at the major players in Europe and Asia-Pacific, where the concept is gaining the most traction: Lufthansa’s Eurowings, Norwegian, Scoot, Air Asia X and Jetstar are among the carriers evaluated...More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

NavWeek: U.S.? You Bet

Counting on the U.S. right now in the region looks to be worth the gamble....More

More blogs

NEW: Sign up to Aviation Week eBulletin

Daily analysis on technology advances impacting the global aviation, aerospace & defense industries.

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×