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.

United Airlines 787-9
United, flight attendants reach agreement on terms of labor contract
United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) have reached agreement on the terms of a labor contract that would bring all 25,000 United flight attendants under a single contract.
FedEx CEO Smith on TNT merger: ‘two plus two equals seven’
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. expects to spend $300 million in its 2017 fiscal year to cover capital expenditures and integration costs related to its acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express, which closed May 24.
Analysis - Chinese Puzzle
The negotiations at ICAO over a global market-based measures (MBM) system to address aviation carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions may come down to a single question: is China a “major” aviation market?
FedEx 767-300F
FedEx firms six Boeing 767F options valued at $1.2 billion
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has converted six Boeing 767-300 freighter options to firm orders for delivery to its FedEx Express unit between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.
Slattery promoted to Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO
John Slattery will become president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation in July, moving up from his chief commercial officer role.
FAA issues regulations for small commercial UAVs
FAA has issued operating regulations for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used for routine commercial purposes, paving the way for widespread commercial drone operations in the US starting later this year.
FAA proposes $350,000 hazmat fine against Amazon
FAA has proposed a $350,000 fine against Seattle-based online retail giant Amazon for allegedly violating US hazardous materials regulations pertaining to air cargo shipments.
American Airlines’ regionals offer $15,000 signing bonus to new pilots 1
American Airlines’ three wholly owned regional affiliates—Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines and PSA Airlines—simultaneously announced they will pay a $15,000 bonus to all newly hired pilots, effective immediately.
Police officer fires gun multiple times during Dallas Love incident
A Dallas police officer opened fire on a man allegedly creating a disturbance outside the baggage claim area at Dallas Love Field on June 10.
American Airlines A319
Six US airlines granted permission to operate Cuba flights 3
Six US airlines have been granted permission by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin scheduled flights between the US and Cuba in the autumn.
Incoming Embraer CEO Paulo Cesar Silva
Silva to succeed Curado as Embraer CEO in July
Embraer CEO Frederico Fleury Curado will step down from his position next month, and will be succeeded by Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva.
Alaska Airlines uses alcohol-to-jet biofuel on two 737-800 flights
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has operated two Boeing 737-800 scheduled flights powered by a fuel comprised of 20% biofuel derived from non-edible field corn.
IATA: MBM emissions negotiations in critical stage at ICAO
Negotiations over the shape of a global market-based measures (MBM) system to address aviation carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are at a critical stage at ICAO, according to IATA.
Airlines confront threat of cyberattacks
Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu said the Montreal-based airline is developing a comprehensive strategy to counter potential cyberattacks, and encouraged other airlines to take a similar approach.
IATA raises 2016 global airline profit forecast 8.5%
IATA boosted its 2016 global airline net profit forecast by 8.5% from its December 2015 forecast to $39.4 billion, citing lower fuel prices and improving airline efficiency.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 23, 2016

Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding on whether to leave the European Union....More
Jun 20, 2016

Steven Udvar-Hazy takes a step back

When Udvar-Hazy founded ILFC in 1973, leasing a DC-8 to Aeromexico, the commercial aircraft leasing business did not exist....More
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