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.

GE’s ‘Printed Turboprop’ Will Run This Year 6
The world’s most “printed engine,” GE’s new Advanced Turboprop in which additive manufacturing replaces 855 normally made parts with just 12 “printed” components, is on track to run for the first time this year. It will power Cessna’s new Denali aircraft.
GE: Single-Lever E-Control for Small Turboprops 1
GE Aviation is pioneering electronic single-lever engine control for small turboprop aircraft, making flying easier and safer than ever before.
Biggin Hill Expands Hours, Adds ILS
​Few business aviation airports in the world are extending their opening hours and adding new instrument landing systems to attract more traffic. But London Biggin Hill, one of six business jet-friendly airports serving the UK’s capital city, is flying against the trend.
GE’s ‘Printed Turboprop’ Will Run This Year 
GE’s new Advanced Turboprop, in which additive manufacturing replaces 855 normally made parts with just 12 “printed” components, is on track to run for the first time this year.
Will Europe’s Business Aviation Stir at Last? 3
For the last decade, analysts have predicted growth in Europe’s business aviation market. And every year their forecasts have proven over-optimistic as the giant stirs but never really wakes up.
Jet Aviation Prepares for Its Next 50 Years
Gone is the famous deer-head logo at Jet Aviation, which is taking the opportunity of its 50th anniversary to reconstitute itself for the years ahead. “We will celebrate the past while focusing on the future,” says Group CEO Rob Smith.
A VIP Convair 880 Put Jet Aviation On the Map
Carl Hirschmann observed that clients from the Middle East tended to travel with a large number of family members, friends and staff. He believed that they would begin to buy larger aircraft. And he saw a future in converting airliners, by adding custom VIP cabins.
Comlux Has Aircraft for Sale
Want early delivery of a next-generation Boeing or Airbus business jet? Then look no further than Comlux Group, the Swiss-based VIP aircraft management, operating and charter company that also has a U.S. completions and maintenance center in Indianapolis.
GE’s HondaJet ‘Extraordinarily Efficient For Supply Chain’ 4
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.
Web Manuals Sees Boom in Germany
Germany is proving fertile ground for Web Manuals, the Sweden-based developer of digital management of manuals and documents for the aviation industry.
Luxaviation Looks to Expand In North America, Likely With Chinese Partner
Just because Luxaviation isn’t announcing any acquisitions here doesn’t mean it isn’t hard at work on expansion plans, says Patrick Hansen, group CEO of the world’s second-largest corporate aircraft operator.
Flying Colours Completes First Inairvation Cabin
​The world’s first installation of the Inairvation pre-engineered package of cabin components has been delivered by Canadian completions experts Flying Colours as part of an extensive makeover of a 2003 Bombardier Classic Global Express for a North American customer.
ATP Speeds MRO with FAA Datalink
The vision of Aircraft Technical Publishers to create a single-source online library service for aviation technical and regulatory publications has taken a step further with the ability to call up individual aircraft’s configuration by tail number from the FAA aircraft registration database.
Piaggio Steps Up Its Comeback 4
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 $150 million, clean-sheet design factory in Villanova d’Albenga, about 56 miles southwest.
Air Partner Leverages Itself Into the Business of Safety
Leading aviation charter broker Air Partner began a transformation in 2014 that would profoundly change the company. A long-term strategy that places the customer first is not only reshaping its Private Jets business, but has also led it into aviation safety. That focus could well have an impact on the charter industry in years to come
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