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 13 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.

Articles by Aaron Karp
American Airlines Boeing 737-800
American Airlines earns $480 million net profit in first post-merger quarter
American Airlines Group, parent of merging carriers American Airlines and US Airways, reported net income of $480 million for the three months ended March 31—the first reporting period for the combined entity.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Southwest posts $152 million 1Q net profit, nears 15% ROIC goal
Southwest Airlines earned first-quarter net income of $152 million, a significant improvement over a net profit of $59 million in the prior-year period, and expects continued strength throughout 2014.
JetBlue Airways A321
JetBlue cancels 4,100 1Q flights, dropping net profit 71%
JetBlue Airways posted a first-quarter net profit of $4 million, down 71.4% from net income of $14 million in the year-ago period.
JetBlue CEO Barger ‘very disappointed’ by pilots’ vote to join ALPA
JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger has expressed his disappointment with the decision of the carrier’s pilots to unionize and predicted negotiations on an initial labor contract will take nearly three years.
Airbus A350-900
Azul orders five A350s, six A330s; will launch international flights in 2015
Azul Brazilian Airlines announced it has ordered five Airbus A350-900s and six A330-200s to be leased from International Lease Finance Corp.
Boeing earns $965 million 1Q net profit; commercial operating income up 23% 1
Boeing reported first-quarter net income of $965 million, down 12.7% from a net profit of $1.12 billion in the year-ago period.
Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300
Hawaiian Airlines narrows 1Q net loss to $5.1 million
Hawaiian Airlines parent Hawaiian Holdings incurred a first-quarter net loss of $5.1 million, narrowed from a net deficit of $17.2 million in the year-ago period.
SkyWest Bombardier CRJ200
SkyWest estimates $30 million hit from 1Q severe weather
Utah-based SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, warned that the negative consequences of severe weather during the first quarter will likely sink the company to a loss for the period.
Delta Air Lines A330-300
Delta completes business-class seat upgrade on international widebody fleet
Delta Air Lines has finished installing fully lie-flat seats in the business-class sections of its entire widebody international fleet.
Teen hides in Hawaiian Airlines 767 landing gear, survives flight over Pacific 1
A 16-year-old boy has apparently survived flying more than five hours as a stowaway in the landing gear of a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767.
Hawaiian Airlines starts Beijing flights, inks codeshare pact with Air China
Hawaiian Airlines, which this week launched 3X-weekly Airbus A330 service between Honolulu and Beijing, has signed a codeshare agreement with Air China.
American Eagle E-145
American Eagle formally becomes Envoy; PSA names new CEO
Regional operations for the new American Airlines continued to take shape this week as regional affiliate American Eagle formally rebranded as “Envoy Air” and PSA Airlines, a regional subsidiary of US Airways, appointed a new CEO.
FAA touts completion of ADS-B network
FAA said it has completed “nationwide installation” of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network to support its ongoing transition to the satellite-based NextGen air traffic control (ATC) system.
American Airlines A320 family aircraft
American Airlines to buy, rather than lease, 62 Airbus A320s
American Airlines Group said in a government filing it has exercised its option to purchase 62 Airbus A320 family aircraft scheduled for delivery starting in 2015.
Gogo, Boeing explore production-line installation of connectivity technology
Aircraft communications service provider Gogo has reached a technical services agreement with Boeing to evaluate the prospect of installing Gogo inflight connectivity technology during the manufacturer’s aircraft production process.

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