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.

Bombardier CS100 and CS300.
Bombardier gains Same Type Rating for CS100 and CS300
Transport Canada and the EASA have awarded both variants of the Bombardier CSeries with the Same Type Rating, which Bombardier said will provide airlines with “significant cost-saving opportunities.”
Bombardier reassures airlines on CSeries, expects more orders in 2017 
Bombardier has reassured airlines that ramp-up issues associated with the PW1500G geared turbofan engine powering the CSeries are being resolved, and the manufacturer is expressing confidence about CSeries deliveries and sales in 2017.
Fiji Airways commits to five Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Fiji Airways has committed to ordering five Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to replace its narrowbody fleet of four 737-800s and one 737-700.
Fourth MRJ aircraft joins flight test program
The fourth Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ90 flight test aircraft made its first flight in Japan Nov. 22.
Rendering of Wingo Boeing 737-700.
LATAM, Copa seek to get in front of Latin America’s low-cost trend
LCCs have transformed the domestic Mexican market in recent years, and LCCs have a strong foothold in the Brazilian market, but the model has not yet caught on in the rest of Latin America.
Boeing names GE’s McAllister new Commercial Airplanes CEO
Boeing has named GE Aviation Services president and CEO Kevin McAllister the new president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, replacing Ray Conner.
Airbus A350-1000 first flight scheduled for Nov. 24
The Airbus A350-1000, the larger variant of the A350 slated to seat 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, will fly for the first time Nov. 24, according to an Airbus statement.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta, Aeromexico to reconsider JV unless DOT changes conditions
Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico have strongly objected to the conditions imposed by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to grant antitrust immunity to the carriers’ proposed transborder joint venture (JV), and said they will reconsider the JV if DOT does not change course.
The second MRJ90 flight test aircraft
Second MRJ arrives in US; expedited flight test program planned
A second Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ90 flight test aircraft has arrived in the US, where the Japanese manufacturer is planning an accelerated flight test program in an effort to achieve first delivery to All Nippon Airways (ANA) in 2018.
LATAM Boeing 787-9
Brazil clears Qatar Airways-LATAM tie-up, but wary of LATAM-IAG JV
Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE), Brazil’s competition authority, has approved Qatar Airways’ investment in LATAM Airlines Group, but the regulator has also expressed misgivings about LATAM’s proposed joint venture (JV) with International Airlines Group (IAG).
Republic Airlines Embraer E175 operating for American Airlines
Republic plans Chapter 11 emergence in 1Q 2017
Indianapolis-based regional airline operator Republic Airways Holdings plans to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the 2017 first quarter, the company said in a plan of reorganization filed with a federal bankruptcy court in New York.
De Juniac: Venezuela risks losing all airline service
Some $3.8 billion of airlines’ funds remain trapped in Venezuela, which risks losing all air service to the country, IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac warned.
LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto (left) and ALTA ED Eduard Iglesias
LATAM CEO: Latin American governments need to reduce taxes on airlines
Latin American airlines’ growth will be stymied unless the region’s governments ease the tax burden on airlines and passengers, LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto said.
CFM International LEAP-1B and -1A engines being manufactured at GE Aviation
CFM prepares for ‘scary’ production ramp-up on LEAP program
GE Aviation and its CFM International joint venture (JV) partner, Safran Aircraft Engines, face a “scary, daunting” production ramp-up on the LEAP engine program, but remain confident they will meet ambitious production targets, a senior GE executive said.
American Airlines Boeing 777-200
American beats out Delta for Los Angeles-Beijing route award
American Airlines has been chosen over Delta Air Lines to operate daily Los Angeles (LAX)-Beijing (PEK) flights.
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 1, 2016

Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary

US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an uncontentious nominee with the Senate....More
Nov 29, 2016

Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute is a proxy fight with a larger goal

Airbus and Boeing fear they will not be able to live with the kinds of state support that budding rivals may receive....More
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