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.

FAA Rules Rewrite Won’t Slow Flight Design
Certification of Flight Design’s C4 four-seat light aircraft will not be held up by the FAA’s up to two-year delay in rewriting the Part 23 regulations that cover standards for general aviation aircraft.
Mahindra Rebrands Airvan, Looks to U.S. Assembly
Boosting U.S. sales is the first priority of India’s Mahindra Aerospace. The second is to set up a U.S. plant to make all the Airvan aircraft it hopes to sell here.
New to Oshkosh
New this year at EAA Airventure
GE Invests As Defense Budgets Decline 

FARNBOROUGH — Investment by GE Aviation in next-generation military engines will increase by 50% next year even as military budgets decline in the U.S. and around the world.

The goal: to develop a sixth-generation fighter engine for the U.S. Air Force and Navy, and an advanced engine for helicopters. They will all incorporate ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) in the hot section, and 3-D printing (additive manufacturing) for difficult-to-make parts.

GE Invests As Defense Budgets Decline
Investment by GE Aviation in next-generation military engines will increase by 50% next year even as military budgets decline in the U.S. and around the world.
CMC Brings Cockpits for Next Gen Airspace
Recent wins for avionics on the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan and the Airbus Helicopters EC645 T2 underscore an increasing focus on rotorcraft and military aircraft at Esterline CMC Electronics.
Airbus Enters E-Plane Light Aircraft Market
Airbus Group is entering the light aircraft market with plans to produce two electric-powered general aviation and training aircraft by the end of the decade.
Emerging Airplanes Will Underpin Growth at Collins
Business conditions are improving and Rockwell Collins is well-positioned to benefit from its wins on new platforms as they start to enter service, says Kelly Ortberg, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Collins.
Spirit AeroSystems Set to Grow
As the world’s largest first-tier manufacturer of major airframe assemblies, Spirit AeroStructures is feeling the pressure: It must not only respond to calls for better pricing from the OEMs it supplies, but also invest heavily in ramping up production rates and winning business on new products.
Alcoa Forges Ahead With Firth Rixson
The $2.85 billion acquisition by Alcoa of Firth Rixson brings together two of the world’s leading metals innovators and manufacturers of jet engine components.
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