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.

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.
Atlantic Aviation Buys Showalter FBO 
It is the end of an era at Orlando Executive Airport in Orlando, Florida, as Bob Showalter sells the fixed-base operation (FBO) his family has run for 61 years to the giant Atlantic Aviation FBO chain.
China Acquires More General Aviation Capabilities 
Chinese companies are steadily adding to their portfolio of Western general aviation manufacturers ahead of the anticipated boom that will follow the opening of low-level airspace there.
Royal Jet’s Chief Joins Etihad Airways 
A familiar face will be in a different role when the Middle East Business Aviation exhibition opens its doors on Dec. 8, as Shane O’Hare has joined Etihad Airways.
Dassault Falcon To Expand Maintenance Capacity 
Dassault Falcon Service plans to build a heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport in southwestern France, adjacent to the Dassault Aviation manufacturing plant.
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 4

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Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 3

No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago....More
Jan 23, 2015

When Lockheed Martin Won The JSF Award (2001) 18

During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More
Jan 21, 2015

Peru Goes Dutch For SAR Helicopters

Peru will buy three used AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters from the Netherlands, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert informed parliament Jan. 19....More
Jan 20, 2015

Belgian Army Patrols City Streets

It was not a long weekend like it was in the States, but I felt the presence of the Belgian army on the streets of Brussels Jan. 17 when I saw a Light Multirole Vehicle bristling with antennas turn the corner on Rue Royale and drive past the parliament....More
Jan 20, 2015

RNLAF F-35s Go To Edwards Air Force Base

Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35s flew to Edwards Air Force Base Jan. 16 for the operational test and evaluation phase....More

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