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.

Could Air-Taxi Service Make a Comeback? 

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil—Very light jets (VLJ) were all the craze when Embraer launched the Phenom 100 and 300 in 2005.

Citation Longitude Achieves Wing Mating; Program Advances 
Work on the Cessna Citation Longitude super midsize jet, Textron Aviation’s largest jet to date, is on track and progressing well, the company reports.
Deer Jet To Operate VVIP 787 Dreamliner For China
Chinese business aviation company Deer Jet will operate the VVIP Boeing 787 Dreamliner on show here when it arrives in Hong Kong in July.
Jetex FBO Wins IS-BAH, Plans More Expansion
Luxury global aviation services Jetex has been awarded the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling certification for its FBO at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International VIP terminal.
Embraer Enhances Phenom & Legacy
About half the customers for Embraer’s Legacy 500 midsize business jet will equip their aircraft with the optional Rockwell Collins HGS-3500 Heads Up Display (HUD) when deliveries of the situational awareness aid begin in the middle of this year.
ST Aero Begins VIP Interiors in Singapore
ST Aerospace has begun deliveries from a completions and refurbishment center for large VIP aircraft that the company has set up in Singapore.
Top 10 Leaders of European Business Aviation: Oscar Schwenk
Little did Pilatus Aircraft realize the revolution it would cause when it first flew the single-turboprop Pilatus PC-12 in 1991, bringing a true utility capability to general aviation. Since then it has delivered over 1,350 of them around the world. Now it’s about to do it again with the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet.
Embraer Executive Jets Cements Its Arrival
Eleven years after launching Embraer Executive Jets in 2005, the Brazilian company has made significant progress towards its goal of winning 36% of the world’s business jet market.
Rolls-Royce’s Engine Support Grows As Buyers Realize Benefits
When it comes to supporting business jet engines in service, Rolls-Royce’s CorporateCare engine maintenance program has evolved from sparking market interest to generating market demand.
Textron’s New Turboprop Emerges
Textron Aviation is opening the order book for its new clean-sheet single-engine turboprop, the company announced here yesterday as it lifted the veil on performance specifications for the aircraft.
ATP Partners With Web Manuals
Manuals and record-keeping have become increasingly complex in all areas of business and general aviation, from operations to maintenance. But with digitization, data can be accessed, updated and stored more efficiently than ever before.
Mexico’s Across Orders 23 Embraer Business Jets
Across will buy a mixed fleet of 23 Embraer business aircraft comprising eight Legacy 500s, eight Phenom 300s and seven Phenom 100E jets.
Flying Colours Signs First Inairvation Refit
Canadian completion experts Flying Colours has signed the launch customer for Inairvation’s pre-engineered cabin retrofit for a Global Express.
Airbus Readies VVIP A350 XWB for First Orders 16
Going head-to-head here for the first time anywhere are the VVIP Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus’s A350 XWB, both considered an ultimate in billionaire or head-of-state travel.
Lufthansa Technik Aims to Win A350 XWB Completions
German completions center Lufthansa Technik is unveiling here its luxurious and innovative concepts for the ACJ350 XWB.

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