Aaron Karp

Editor in Chief,
Aviation Daily

Aaron Karp is the Editor in Chief of the Aviation Daily, a sister publication of Air Transport World. He joined Air Transport World as a senior editor in April 2006. He has covered commercial aviation since May 1999.

Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Bombardier expects to begin delivering CSeries aircraft to Delta Air Lines this year, saying there is no longer any impediment to delivering CS100s straight from its Mirabel, Canada, final assembly line to the Atlanta-based airline.
Boeing 737 MAX 9, second MAX variant, certified by FAA
The Boeing 737 MAX 9 has gained FAA certification, clearing the way for the second variant in the MAX family to enter commercial service.
Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines for A320neo aircraft
Airbus decided to stop accepting additional Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines equipping its A320neo family aircraft, after a higher than normal number of inflight shutdowns and aborted takeoffs were reported on aircraft using the latest build-standard engines.
An Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines
EASA issues GTF-powered A320neo emergency airworthiness directive
Airbus said it is “assessing the situation” after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) warning of a potential “dual engine” inflight shutdown on A320neo family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines.
Trump budget could provide US ATC reform insight
The Feb. 12 release of the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal for the US government’s 2019 fiscal year (FY19), which starts Oct. 1, 2018, will provide insight into how much of a priority spinning off US air traffic control (ATC) from FAA still is for President Donald Trump.
Swoop Boeing 737-800
Canadian ULCC Swoop could eventually have 40 aircraft 
Swoop, the standalone ultra-LCC subsidiary of Canada’s WestJet scheduled to launch in June, could eventually have a fleet of as many as 40 aircraft, WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky said.
UPS Airlines MD-11F
UPS to invest heavily in air services; 2017 net profit soars 
United Parcel Service (UPS) anticipates continued growth in the global express cargo market in 2018 and believes investment in its air services will pay off handsomely.
UPS Boeing 747-8F
UPS firms 14 more 747-8Fs, orders four 767Fs
United Parcel Service (UPS) has exercised all 14 Boeing 747-8 freighter options it had, firming the aircraft for delivery on “an expedited schedule.”
Spirit Airlines Airbus A321
ULCC Spirit appears close to resolving difficult pilot labor situation
Nearly three years of contentious negotiations between ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines and its pilots may be nearing an end as the carrier’s flight deck crew prepares to vote on a tentative agreement (TA) for a new, five-year labor contract.
Boeing 737 MAX 8
Boeing projects another record year of aircraft deliveries in 2018
Boeing expects to easily top the 763 commercial aircraft it delivered in 2017—an industry record—by delivering 810-815 aircraft in 2018.
US major airlines praise Tillerson’s agreement with Qatar
The US and Qatar have reached “understandings … on civil aviation” aimed at addressing the concerns of US major airlines about alleged subsidies to Gulf carriers.
Hawaiian, after strong 2017, anticipates boost from A321neos in 2018
Hawaiian parent Hawaiian Holdings reported a net profit of $364 million for 2017, up 54.6% from net income of $235.4 million in 2016.
US, Qatar expected to announce agreement to ease Open Skies tensions
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson will finalize an agreement with Qatar on Jan. 30 in which state-owned Qatar Airways will commit to be more financially transparent and declare that it has no plans to operate fifth freedom flights to the US.
Interjet A320
Mexico’s Interjet to add San Francisco to network
Mexico City-based LCC Interjet will make San Francisco (SFO) the 10th US airport its network when it adds flights to SFO from both Cancun (CUN) and Guadalajara (GDL) on March 14.
American plans to retire 12 of 304 737-800s in 2019 and another 33 in 2020.
American’s fleet renewal slows substantially this year
Following a massive injection of new aircraft in the four years following its December 2013 emergence from Chapter 11 and merger with US Airways, American Airlines is slowing the pace of its fleet renewal and dialing back spending on aircraft.
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 9, 2018

Plastics push

Irish LCC Ryanair has pledged to go single-use plastic-free within five years in a move that will hopefully kick other airlines into action....More
Feb 5, 2018

Pigs might fly, but they shouldn’t do so as service animals

Two US airlines, Delta and United, have issued stricter guidelines on what is required before a passenger can bring onboard an animal in an “emotional support” or “therapy” role....More
Jan 30, 2018

The Open Skies ‘big deal’ that isn’t

American, Delta and United still have little to show for the millions of dollars they’ve spent on publicity campaigns and legal work aimed at curtailing the growth of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways....More
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