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.

WestJet Boeing 737-800
WestJet 2Q net profit drops 41%, cites weak Alberta economy
Canadian low-cost carrier (LCC) WestJet reported a second-quarter net profit of C$36.7 million ($28.2 million), down 40.5% from net income of C$61.6 million in the 2015 June quarter, but the period did mark its 45th consecutive quarter in the black.
Explainer: EPA’s authority for regulating aircraft emissions
In 2007, a divided US Supreme Court ruled that the 1970 Clean Air Act granted the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate automobile CO2 emissions.
EPA promises aircraft emissions standard ‘at least’ as strong as ICAO
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its determination that aircraft greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions “contribute to the pollution that causes climate change and endangers Americans’ health and the environment.”
American Airlines Boeing 767-300
American 2Q net profit down 44%; not worried about Brexit
American Airlines reported a 2016 second-quarter net profit of $950 million, down 44.3% from $1.7 billion in net income in the 2015 June quarter, as revenue fell 4.3% year-over-year to $10.36 billion.
American defers A350 deliveries, pushes first from 2017 to late 2018
American Airlines has reached an agreement with Airbus to defer its first A350-900 delivery from the spring of 2017 to late 2018, and on average will take delivery of its 22 A350s 26 months later than previously planned.
Boeing 787-9
Boeing to take $2.1 billion 2Q hit across 787, 747-8 & KC-46 programs
Boeing will report after-tax charges totaling $2.1 billion across three aircraft programs—the 787, 747-8 and KC-46 aerial refueler—in its July 27 second-quarter earnings release, the company has revealed.
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America tails
Alaska expects to make Virgin America brand decision by early 2017
Alaska Air Group has reached an agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on the timing of the antitrust review of its proposed acquisition of Virgin America and expects the merger to close in the 2016 fourth quarter, according to Alaska CEO Brad Tilden.
Pegasus Airlines A320neo
First CFM LEAP-1A-powered A320neo delivered to Pegasus
Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines has taken delivery of the first Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Air Group 2Q net profit up 11%
Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, reported second-quarter net income of $260 million, up 11.1% over a net profit of $234 million in the prior-year period.
TSA: Newark to get 17 ‘automated’ screening lanes this fall
New York Newark International Airport (EWR) will become the sixth major US airport to have what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is calling “automated” screening lanes installed.
United Airlines Boeing 777-200
United slows capacity growth; 4Q transatlantic ASMs to be down 1%-2%
Chicago-based United Airlines is slowing capacity growth in the second half of 2016, and on transatlantic routes will cut capacity by 1% to 2% in the fourth quarter compared to the 2015 December quarter.
United Airlines A319
United 2Q net profit down 51%
Chicago-based United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings reported a second-quarter net profit of $588 million, down 50.7% from net income of $1.19 billion in the 2015 June quarter.
Delta Trainer refinery
Delta’s oil refinery sinks to loss in 1H 2016
Delta Air Lines executives said they are not concerned by the money-losing first-half 2016 performance of the company’s Trainer, Pennsylvania oil refinery, noting that the facility is part of Delta’s overall fuel strategy and is not judged solely by profitability.
Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
FAA lifts Turkey ban, allowing Turkish Airlines to resume US flights
FAA has lifted all restrictions on flights between the US and Turkey, enabling Turkish Airlines to resume flights to the US July 19.
Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 at Instanbul
FAA’s Turkey notice bans Turkish Airlines’ US flights through August
Turkish Airlines’ flights to the US are banned through Aug. 31 following an FAA notice issued in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Turkey, though FAA confirmed it can cancel the ban at any time.
Blogs & Commentary
Jul 29, 2016

ANZ safety video: what you think

Last week I asked your opinion on the latest Air New Zealand safety video, which I thought lost the plot. In fact, I asked if this was the worst safety video ever produced?...More
Jul 22, 2016

The big divide between airlines & Wall Street: PRASM

Sluggish PRASM performance is keeping US airline stock prices low....More
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