Aaron Karp

Senior Editor,
Air Transport World

Aaron Karp has been an Air Transport World senior editor since April 2006. He has covered commercial aviation for over 18 years, previously serving as editor of World Airport Week, reporter for Flight International/Air Transport Intelligence and managing editor of Air Cargo World. He has covered numerous aviation conferences and events throughout the world, including the Paris, Farnborough and Singapore air shows. He was the recipient of the 2007 Aerospace Journalist of the Year award for best maintenance submission.

Emirates Airbus A380
US to hold informal talks with Gulf states, but takes no action on Open Skies 
The US State Department has informed US airlines and labor groups that it will not formally reopen negotiations on Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, but instead will engage the Gulf countries in informal talks over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines.
Air India Boeing 777-300ER
Air India incurs rising wheelchair costs at US airports 
Air India is contending with a rising trend of older passengers traveling between India and the US opting for wheelchair assistance at airports, particularly when arriving at or departing from US airports.
Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in as US homeland security secretary Dec. 6
Nielsen sworn in as US homeland security secretary
Kirstjen Nielsen, formerly the White House deputy chief of staff and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief of staff, was sworn in as the new US homeland security secretary.
Delta Air Lines Airbus A319
Delta, WestJet sign MOU to form US-Canada transborder JV
Delta Air Lines and Canada’s WestJet have signed a preliminary MOU to form a joint venture (JV) that will include coordinated schedules and pricing on US-Canada transborder flights.
Rendering of full-size Boom supersonic passenger aircraft
JAL invests $10 million in Boom, takes options on 20 supersonic aircraft 
Japan Airlines (JAL) has entered into a strategic partnership with Boom Technology, taking purchase options on 20 Boom supersonic passenger aircraft.
NTSB hearing set on American 767 ‘substantially damaged’ by 2016 engine fire
The American Airlines Boeing 767-300 that experienced an uncontained engine failure during a takeoff roll Oct. 28, 2016 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was “substantially damaged,” according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
American Airlines A319
American, pilots union reach agreement to avert holiday flight cancellations
American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents 14,500 American pilots, both say the holiday pilot-staffing problem has been resolved and no flights will be canceled in December because of the issue.
American, pilots union disagree on number of uncovered holiday flights
American Airlines indicated it is well on its way to resolving the pilot-staffing situation related to holiday season flights, saying it is down to just “a few hundred” unassigned flights.
ATR 72-500 certified by Transport Canada
The regulatory clearance gives ATR access to the Canadian market in the 68-78-seat turboprop sector, which is currently dominated by Montreal-based Bombardier’s Q400.
Rendering of SkyCourier 408 in FedEx livery
FedEx orders 50 Cessna SkyCourier 408s, launching a new aircraft
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has signed on to be the launch customer for a brand new cargo aircraft, the Cessna SkyCourier 408 turboprop produced by Wichita, Kansas-based Textron Aviation.
Darwin Airline Saab 2000
Darwin Airline grounded by Swiss regulators
A day after entering insolvency proceedings, Lugano, Switzerland-based regional carrier Darwin Airline has had its air operator’s certificate (AOC) suspended by Swiss regulators.
South African carriers Airlink, FlySafair reach merger agreement
Johannesburg-based Airlink, the largest regional airline in southern Africa, and Cape Town-based Safair, parent of LCC FlySafair, have entered into a merger agreement under which Safair will be acquired by Airlink.
Swiss regional Darwin Airline enters insolvency proceedings
Darwin Airline, the Lugano, Switzerland-based regional carrier, has entered reorganization under Swiss insolvency regulations just four months after the airline changed ownership.
Lie-flat business-class seats on Delta Boeing 757-200ER
Delta to offer lie-flat seats on six more domestic routes
Delta Air Lines will offer lie-flat business-class seating on domestic flights on six more routes next year as customer service on US domestic long-haul flights continues to become more competitive.
Delta-Korean Air JV cleared by US DOT; awaits South Korean approval
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved the Delta Air Lines-Korean Air transpacific joint venture (JV).
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 12, 2017

Customer service lessons for British Airways, Heathrow and all airlines

A final update on my journey out of the London Heathrow chaos, along with a few takeaways that the incident made me think about, not just for the airline and airport directly involved, but for the wider industry....More
Dec 11, 2017

Should movie theaters disclose popcorn prices ‘up front’?

With DOT dropping proposed rules that would have required airlines to disclose bag fees 'up front,' there is a lot of finger wagging about 'hidden' airline fees....More
Dec 10, 2017

British Airways, Heathrow & UK Border Force mess up big time

It's 3am, London time, Monday and I'm sitting on the floor of Heathrow Terminal 5....More
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