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
Blue Origin Offers Priority for Repeat Riders 3
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  4
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 15
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  10
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.
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.
GE’s ‘Printed Turboprop’ Will Run In 2017 
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.
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 clean-sheet-design factory in Villanova d’Albenga, about 56 mi. southwest.
Piaggio Ramps Up Its Comeback 
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.
GE’s ‘Printed Turboprop’ to Run This Year
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.
CAE Says Pilot Training Must Grow To Meet Demand 6
The world’s airlines will need 255,000 new airline pilots over the next 10 years, according to Canadian company CAE, which bills itself as the industry’s leading training organization for commercial aviation with a market share of about 25%.
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