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.

Rendering of Airbus A330-800neo in Hawaiian Airlines’ livery
Hawaiian Airlines firms A330neo order
Hawaiian Airlines has finalized its order for six Airbus A330-800neo aircraft, firming up a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed earlier this year.
Southwest Airlines 737 in new livery
Southwest details HOU international flights, adds Belize to network
Southwest Airlines plans to operate Boeing 737 flights starting in late 2015 from its new Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) international terminal to four destinations in Mexico as well as San Jose, Costa Rica and Belize City, Belize.
US airlines expect strong holiday travel season, positive 2015
Airlines for America (A4A) forecasted that passengers traveling on US airlines on the average day during the upcoming holiday season will increase approximately 10% year-over-year to 2.37 million, a sign of the industry’s strength that is expected to continue into 2015.
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada to start 787 flights to Dubai in November 2015
Air Canada, which continues to aggressively expand its international network, will add Dubai in 2015.
Package damaged by lithium battery fire
IATA releases guide for safely transporting lithium batteries
Lithium batteries are suspected to have played a role in three commercial freighter aircraft fires between 2006 and 2011, and the ongoing concern about transporting the batteries by air has led IATA to issue a 56-page guide to mitigating the risks.
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada to launch 787 flights to India in November 2015
Air Canada will start 4X-weekly flights between Toronto and Delhi in November 2015, marking the Montreal-based carrier’s entrance into the Indian subcontinent.
Photograph of smoke emanating from Japan Airlines' 787 at Boston Logan Airport
NTSB: Battery design, certification ‘shortcomings’ led to JAL 787 fire
The fire aboard a parked Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787-8 in January 2013 occurred because of “shortcomings” in designing and certifying the lithium ion batteries installed on the aircraft, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined.
Caribbean Disconnect  1
As airline consolidation takes hold in much of the world, commercial air transport in the Caribbean remains a fragmented industry, a big reason why connectivity is so poor within the region.
Glimmers of Hope 
As many as 70 Boeing 747-400 and MD-11 freighters were parked in the years following the 2008 global financial crisis, with many remaining unused for long stretches or retired altogether.
Alitalia wing
New Alitalia board to be led by former Ferrari chairman Montezemolo
Alitalia and Etihad Airways have finalized the board of directors for the “new” Alitalia, with former Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo serving as non-executive chairman.
Trans States, Piedmont to fly transferred Envoy E-145s for American 
American Airlines Group will next year start transferring at least 50 Embraer E-145s from its wholly owned regional subsidiary Envoy Air to other regional airlines, including moving at least 15 E-145s to Trans States Airlines.
FAA allowing ‘satellite-based highways in the sky’ in Washington DC region 
FAA is now allowing three parallel “optimized profile descents” into the Washington DC-area’s three major airports, an airspace modification the agency said will save airlines 2.5 million gallons of fuel per year.
Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-8
Norwegian CEO blasts opponents of Norwegian Air International 
Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjørn Kjos told a Washington DC audience Thursday that Irish labor laws played no role in the decision to base long-haul subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI) in Ireland.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian Air International debate heats up 
Advocates on both sides of the debate over Norwegian Air International (NAI) are making their voices heard in Washington DC this week, hoping to convince the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to either approve or disallow NAI from flying transatlantic flights to/from the US.
Google’s Project Wing prototype vehicle
NTSB rules FAA has jurisdiction to fine ‘careless or reckless’ UAV operators 
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has affirmed FAA’s authority to impose civil fines against commercial operators of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) engaging in “careless or reckless” flying.

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