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 16 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.

Delta touts CSeries, eyes CS300 model 1
The first 35 of 75 Bombardier CSeries aircraft ordered by Delta Air Lines are locked in as CS100s, but the airline can begin converting to the larger CS300 model starting with the 36th aircraft on order.
Rendering of Delta A321
Delta continues narrowbody overhaul with order for 37 more A321s
Delta Air Lines has agreed to acquire 37 additional Airbus A321s valued at $4.2 billion at list prices. The announcement of an additional order for CFM International CFM56-powered A321s comes a day after Atlanta-based Delta placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100s.
Rendering of CS100 in Delta livery
Delta orders 75 Bombardier CS100s in ‘watershed’ deal for CSeries 4
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100s, becoming the US launch customer for the aircraft in a deal that is highly significant for the Canadian-made narrowbody. The order immediately makes Atlanta-based Delta the world’s largest CSeries customer.
Virgin Atlantic A330-200
Virgin Atlantic CEO cites innovation as key to turning around results 
UK-based Virgin Atlantic is seeking to become a more efficient airline as it moves steadily toward sustained profitability, CEO Craig Kreeger said.
Air Canada 787-9
Air Canada to launch Vancouver-Delhi 787 flights 1
Air Canada will launch seasonal Vancouver-Delhi flights with a Boeing 787-9 starting in October.
737 MAX 8
Boeing 1Q net profit down 9% to $1.22 billion
Boeing posted a first-quarter net profit of $1.22 billion, down 9% from net income of $1.34 billion in the prior-year period, and reaffirmed guidance that full-year 2016 revenue and commercial aircraft deliveries will be slightly down from 2015.
Spirit Airlines A320
Spirit 1Q net profit down 10%; scraps A319 retirement plans
Florida-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines reported a first-quarter net profit of $61.9 million, down 10.1% from net income of $69 million in the 2015 March quarter, as the airline continues to make adjustments under a new CEO.
JetBlue A321 at Airbus's Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility
JetBlue 1Q net profit up 46% to $199 million
New York-based JetBlue Airways reported a first-quarter net profit of $199 million, up 45.6% over net income of $137 million in the prior-year period, as revenue increased 6.1% year-over-year to $1.62 billion.
Virgin America A320
JetBlue CEO: Virgin America price became too high
New York-based JetBlue Airways president and CEO Robin Hayes has confirmed publicly for the first time that JetBlue was the rival bidder for acquiring Virgin America, which has entered into an agreement to be purchased by Seattle-based Alaska Air Group.
Rendering of CRJ900 in Air Canada Express livery
Jazz orders five CRJ900s to operate under Air Canada Express brand
Halifax-based Chorus Aviation, the parent of Canadian regional carrier Jazz Aviation, has placed a firm order for five Bombardier CRJ900s valued at $229 million at list prices.
FAA mandates 787 GEnx-1B PIP2 engine modification
FAA is ordering modifications to certain types of GE Aviation GEnx-1B engines powering Boeing 787s, as well as revised guidance to pilots operating 787s, in order to mitigate possible “engine damage due to fan ice shedding.”
Hogan defends Etihad in US speech: ‘There’s nothing sinister here’  1
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan vigorously defended the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s presence in the US during an April 21 luncheon address in New York, arguing that the carrier has every right to compete against major US airlines on international routes.
American Airlines A321
American 1Q net profit falls 25% in challenging revenue environment 2
American Airlines reported a first-quarter net profit of $700 million, down 24.9% from net income of $932 million in the 2015 March quarter, as revenue fell 4% year-over-year to $9.44 billion.
United 737-900ER
United 1Q net profit down 38% to $313 million 1
United Continental Holdings earned net income of $313 million in the first quarter, down 38.4% from a net profit of $508 million in the 2015 March quarter, as revenue fell 4.8% year-over-year to $8.2 billion.
United Airlines 737-800
United settles board battle; former Air Canada CEO to be chairman
United Continental Holdings has resolved the proxy fight over the makeup of its board of directors by agreeing to make former Air Canada CEO Robert Milton the non-executive chairman of the board.
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