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.

Azul A330-200
HNA Group to buy 23.7% stake in Azul for $450 million
Haikou, China-based HNA Group, the parent of Hainan Airlines, has agreed to buy a 23.7% stake in Azul Brazilian Airlines for $450 million.
Interview - Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Mark Dunkerley 
After guiding Hawaiian through Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring from 2003-2005, he has overseen the airline’s steady operational and financial performance and, since 2010, its ambitious international expansion.
Going Global 

Somewhat lost in the consolidation wave that has transformed the US airline industry in recent years has been the dramatic evolution of Hawaiian Airlines, which is quickly becoming a true international carrier. “I can’t think of any other airline that has changed as much as Hawaiian without being involved in a merger,” president and CEO Mark Dunkerley said.

Small unmanned aerial vehicle
Task force: UAV owners should register name, home address with FAA 6
Small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) owners should be required to register their name and physical address with FAA, a task force has recommended.
CFM International LEAP-1A engine
CFM LEAP-1A powering A320neo gains certification
The CFM International LEAP-1A engine, one of two engine choices on the Airbus A320neo, has been jointly certified by FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta to increase stake in Aeromexico, could ultimately hold 49%
Delta Air Lines has expressed its intention to increase its holding in Grupo Aeromexico to as much as 49%.
Commercial aircraft manufacturers remain bullish on Latin America
Airbus and Boeing are anticipating strong long-term air traffic growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region, despite recent economic headwinds.
Bombardier completes CSeries certification flight testing
Bombardier has “completed certification flight testing” on the CS100, SVP-commercial aircraft sales and asset management Colin Bole said.
Rendering of A330-200 in Iberia livery
Iberia to restart Madrid-Puerto Rico flights in 2016
Iberia will resume flights between Madrid and San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 15, 2016, after a three-year absence on the route.
 IATA officials, led by DG and CEO Tony Tyler (center), brief media
IATA DG Tyler: Brazil’s airlines in ‘dire’ financial situation
Airlines in Brazil, not long ago a global air transport bright spot, are in a “dire” situation requiring urgent government action, IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler said.
MRJ first flight
MRJ completes 90-minute first flight 1
The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) completed its first flight Nov. 11, taking off from Nagoya Airport and flying for about 90 minutes before returning.
United Airlines Boeing 787-8
DOJ goes to court to prevent United from getting more Newark slots 2
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has accused United Airlines of “unlawfully seeking to maintain a monopoly” at Newark International Airport (EWR) and filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against the carrier.
Repeatedly delayed MRJ first flight set for Nov. 11
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has set the first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) for Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. local time at Nagoya Airport.
Rendering of E190
Embraer talking with US airlines about potential E190/E195 sales 
Embraer is actively discussing sales of 100-seat E-Jets with major US airlines for entry into those carriers’ mainline fleets, according to a senior company executive.
Russian tourists at Sharm El-Sheikh Airport
Russia suspends all Russian airline flights to Egypt
Russia has suspended all Russian airline flights to/from Egypt, citing the ongoing investigation into the Oct. 31 Metrojet Airbus A321 crash.
Blogs & Commentary
Nov 24, 2015

American History

As American Airlines rolls out aircraft in the Heritage series, I am fascinated by all the AA predecessors, their logos and paint over the years....More
Nov 23, 2015

Was the TAM merger a mistake for LAN? 3

LATAM is a bet on the long-term future of Latin American commercial aviation....More
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