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 18 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.

All US-bound commercial flights subject to new security requirements
US homeland security secretary John Kelly, describing commercial aviation as “the crown jewel target” of terrorists, has announced new security requirements for all US-bound international flights.
American to buy Analogic checkpoint CT machines
American Airlines has reached an agreement with technology firm Analogic to buy $6 million worth of computed tomography (CT) airport checkpoint screening machines that the carrier hopes to deploy at US airports later this year following US government certification of the equipment.
House ATC bill passes key vote with “flags of convenience” provision
US Rep. Bill Shuster’s (R-Pennsylvania) proposed legislation to separate air traffic control (ATC) management from FAA has cleared a key committee vote, but a “flags of convenience” amendment added to the bill will likely make it more controversial.
Former Delta CEO Anderson becomes Amtrak CEO
Former Delta Air Lines chairman and CEO Richard Anderson has been named president and CEO of the US passenger rail line Amtrak.
Delta, Korean Air finalize JV agreement
Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have finalized their agreement to from an antitrust-immunized transpacific joint venture (JV) in which the SkyTeam carriers will share costs and revenue on flights between the US and South Korea.
Second batch of Aireon ADS-B payloads launched into orbit
Ten Iridium Communications satellites successfully launched June 25 via a SpaceX rocket, marking the second batch of Iridium NEXT satellites carrying Aireon’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads to go into orbit.
House, Senate clash over ATC spinoff proposal
Familiar divisions over FAA reauthorization resurfaced in the US Congress this week as differing legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate.
CFM International wins over $27 billion worth of engine orders at Le Bourget
CFM International, the GE Aviation/Safran Aircraft Engines joint venture, secured orders for $27.3 billion worth of engines at list prices at this week’s Paris Air Show.
Rendering of MAX 10 in AerCap livery
AerCap latest to commit to MAX 10 as Boeing builds 737 MAX orders
Boeing continued to build its order book for the 737 MAX, including Netherlands-based lessor AerCap becoming the latest customer to commit to the 737 MAX 10 by converting 15 MAX 8 orders to MAX 10s.
PARIS AIR SHOW ANALYSIS: Five reasons for the widebody sales slump
While Airbus and Boeing racked up orders for narrowbody aircraft at the 2017 Paris Air Show, with the newly launched 737 MAX 10 garnering the most attention, widebody orders have been few and far between this week.
South Africa’s CemAir signs LOI for two Bombardier Q400s
Johannesburg-based CemAir signed a letter of intent (LOI) to order two Bombardier Q400s valued at $65 million at list prices.
CFM LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B gain ETOPS certification from FAA, EASA
CFM International’s LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines have gained 180-minute extended-range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval from FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Rendering of 787 in El Al livery
El Al firms three Boeing 787 orders
El Al Israel Airlines firmed up orders for two Boeing 787-8s and one 787-9 valued at more than $729 million at list prices.
Rendering of 737 MAX 7 and -8 in Air Lease livery
Air Lease Corp. adds 12 more 737 MAXs
Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corp. (ALC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to order five 737 Boeing MAX 7s and seven 737 MAX 8s.
Boeing 737 MAX 10
PARIS AIR SHOW ANALYSIS: Boeing identifies 190-270-seat sweet spot
The 737 MAX 10, launched by Boeing on the first day of the 2017 Paris Air Show, continued to be the story of the show on Day Two.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 27, 2017

The subsidy irony of Anderson’s new gig

Amtrak’s pick of former Delta Air Lines chairman and CEO Richard Anderson to be its president and CEO provides exactly the sort of tough leadership that the woefully-inadequate US passenger rail line needs....More
Jun 23, 2017

Qatar Airways’ American bid could be political

Qatar Airways’ unsolicited bid to acquire a large stake in American Airlines is indeed “puzzling”, as American CEO Doug Parker put it in a letter to employees....More
Jun 22, 2017

Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions....More
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