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.

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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.
Gama Aviation, Hangar8 Merge; Will be Publicly Traded 
Two of Europe’s leading business aviation charter and aircraft management companies – privately-owned Gama Aviation and publicly-traded Hangar8 – have announced they will merge to form one of the five largest business jet operators in the world.
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May 18, 2015
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Fire In the Cabin 2

While installing a fireplace in a cabin clearly would be a bad idea, Lufthansa Technik develops a technology that uses illuminated water mist with an image of burning wood to create a fireplace for VIP aircraft....More
May 15, 2015
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Cardington: Britain’s Airship Heritage 2

Construction of Cardington’s Number 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Construction of Cardington’s No. 1 shed, currently housing the HAV project, began in 1916 when Short Brothers was awarded an Admiralty contract for the development of dirigible airships....More
May 11, 2015
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NavWeek: China Coastal Catch 8

China last year accelerated its plans to “reclaim” areas like the Spratly Islands, and the Asian giant is banking on its coast guard to protect its disputed maritime stakes in the region, according to the Pentagon....More
May 10, 2015
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Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Newest 737-800

Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continued this week with the delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 from Seattle. Routing through Washington-Dulles and then Dublin, Ireland, the latest 737NG is Ethiopian's 16th. Since 2010, the East African carrier has taken delivery of 25 Boeing 737/777/787s as well as 13 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 regional turbo aircraft. One of the fastest-growing and most modern of African airlines, Ethiopian also has a burgeoning MRO business....More
May 7, 2015
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Vantage Searches For An Advantage 3

It's easy to see why the composite machine turns heads; it sits high on a fighter-jet type landing gear, has a spaceship-like cockpit and those forward-swept wings, which beyond looking awesome, allow for a larger cabin as the main structure for the wings can be behind the seating area....More

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