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 17 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.

Analysis: Regional airline CEO says pilot shortage getting serious
With 18,000 pilot retirements on tap at US majors, can regional airlines continue to fill their flight decks?
Emirates Airbus A380.
US senators accuse Gulf carriers of flying ‘nonviable’ US routes
Six US senators have written a letter to the US secretaries of state and transportation, encouraging them to take “firm action” against alleged large government subsidies to the Gulf majors that allow those airlines to fly routes to the US they say would not be viable absent government assistance.
ALTA executive director Iglesias to step down
Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) executive director Eduardo Iglesias will be stepping down and leaving ALTA “in a couple of months,” ALTA said.
Virgin America A320
Alaska to retire Virgin America brand in 2019
Alaska Air Group will retire the Virgin America brand in 2019, and the combined Alaska Airlines-Virgin America will be known as “Alaska Airlines” and retain Alaska’s logo.
Boeing schedules 787-10’s first flight for March 31
Boeing plans to conduct the first flight of the 787-10, the third and largest Dreamliner variant, on March 31 from North Charleston, South Carolina.
Rendering of DCA’s new concourse for regional aircraft
Washington National Airport to start $1 billion expansion this summer
A new 14-gate concourse will be added to Washington National Airport (DCA) by 2021 as part of a $1 billion expansion project.
A4A: US airline ticket security fee raise unwarranted
US airlines are “concerned” about potential Transportation Security Administration (TSA) funding decreases, and oppose any increase to the airline passenger security fee to fill agency budget gaps, an Airlines for America (A4A) official said.
Dinh-Zarr becomes acting NTSB chairman
US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) vice chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr has taken on the role of acting chairman following the expiration of Christopher Hart’s term as NTSB chairman.
Azul Embraer E195
Brazil’s Azul commences IPO
Azul Brazilian Airlines, the São Paulo-based carrier founded by JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman in 2008, has commenced an initial public offering (IPO).
Chicago O’Hare Airport ATC tower
Trump budget seeks to significantly reshape FAA, TSA
US President Donald Trump is proposing to dramatically restructure both FAA and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), removing air traffic control (ATC) from FAA and shifting the majority of responsibility for funding aviation security to airline passengers by significantly raising the flight ticket security fee.
United Airlines Boeing 737-900
United raises 2017 capacity; CEO tries to allay investor ‘angst’
United Airlines has significantly raised its capacity growth guidance for 2017, breaking from rivals American Airlines and Delta Air Lines on plans to keep growth low this year.
Frontier Airlines A320
Silver, Frontier drop Cuba service amid uncertainty over new market
US carriers Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines said they will end service to Cuba, citing excess capacity and other challenges in the newly reopened US-Cuba market.
Delta buys additional 32% of Aeromexico for $620 million
Delta Air Lines has acquired an additional 32% of Grupo Aeromexico’s outstanding shares for approximately $620 million, and now owns 36.2% of Aeromexico.
Embraer doubles net profit in 2016
Embraer earned net income of $167.8 million in 2016, more than doubling a net profit of $80.8 million in 2015, as the company delivered seven more commercial aircraft in 2016 versus 2015.
Rockwell Collins, B/E Aerospace shareholders approve merger
Rockwell Collins and B/E Aerospace each said their respective shareholders had approved the companies’ merger.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 22, 2017

Keep calm, but don't carry on!

The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....More
Mar 21, 2017

Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?...More
Mar 21, 2017

Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More
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