Charles William Morris, an aerospace and automotive engineer who invented the pressurized airplane cabin, died Thursday in Agoura Hills. He was 87.
Educated at New York University's Guggenheim School of Aviation, Morris designed the cabin and developed the turbocharged engine for the B-17 aircraft as an engineer for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. Morris later worked as chief of research and development for Garrett AirResearch and as vice president of Doak Aircraft in Torrance. He was the founding president of the Society of Aeronautical Engineers.