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.

Truck rams into Southwest 737 at Omaha airport gate
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 parked at an airport gate was rammed by a pickup truck at Omaha (Nebraska) Eppley Airfield as passengers were boarding.
Air China Airbus A330
Air China to start Chengdu-Sydney A330 flights in November
Beijing-based Air China from Nov. 11 will launch 3X-weekly Airbus A330-200 flights between Chengdu, China, and Sydney.
SITA IT Trends: Tailoring technology to passenger types
The interaction between passengers and self-service technology has reached a point of maturity where it is no longer about introducing interactive technology.
Analysis: System failures disrupt Southwest, Delta
Technology crashes force Delta and Southwest to cancel 4,000 combined flights, raising troubling questions
Low fuel prices driving airline profitability 
For all of airline executives’ assurances that sustained, strong profitability is possible without low fuel prices
NATCA president Paul Rinaldi
NATCA president: FAA falling behind on ATC technology
FAA is stuck in “a vicious cycle” of deploying new air traffic control (ATC) technology so slowly that it becomes outdated by the time the technology is actually in use, NATCA president Paul Rinaldi said Aug. 24.
American winding down MD-80 fleet, retires 20 in single day
American Airlines retired 20 MD-80s on Aug. 23 as it continues to wind down an aircraft type that was once a fleet workhorse.
Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330
Hawaiian Airlines pilots to establish strike-ops center
Hawaiian Airlines pilots’ labor representatives said they will open a strike-operations center in September in Honolulu―the latest escalation of the pilots’ rhetoric in their stalled contract negotiations.
Analysis: Delta & Southwest technology crashes raise troubling questions
Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are very different airlines. One is a global full-service airline with a fleet of varied aircraft types and multiple product offerings for passengers, while the other is the world’s original low-cost carrier with an all-Boeing 737 fleet, no business class and a mostly domestic operation.
Southwest 737-800
Southwest to launch LAX-Mexico flights in December
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines plans to launch daily flights on Dec. 4 between Los Angeles International (LAX) and three Mexican destinations: Cancun (CUN), San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos (SJD) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR).
United names former Allegiant president Levy CFO
Former Allegiant Air president Andrew Levy has been named United Airlines CFO, filling a position that had been handled on an acting basis for more than a year.
Sunrise Airways ATR 42-320
Haiti’s Sunrise Airways plans Jamaica flights
Haiti-based Sunrise Airways said it is in the final phase of an application process to fly to/from Jamaica.
Artist rendering of Delta business-class suite to debut on Airbus A350 in 2017.
Delta to introduce all-suite business class on A350
Delta Air Lines will introduce an all-suite business-class cabin on its first Airbus A350-900 arriving next year, and will roll out the new business-class offering on additional aircraft over time.
Garuda Indonesia A330-200
FAA upgrades Indonesia’s safety rating, enabling Garuda to fly to US
FAA has upgraded Indonesia’s safety rating to Category 1, clearing the way for Garuda Indonesia to launch flights to the US.
JetBlue tailfins
JetBlue flight turbulence sends 24 to hospital
A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 diverted to a South Dakota airport on Aug. 11 after experiencing serious turbulence, and 24 passengers and crew were taken to a local hospital.
Blogs & Commentary
Aug 26, 2016

Latest example of aviation security gaps: Truck rams Southwest 737

Keeping bad actors off of aircraft is only part of the aviation security equation....More
Aug 26, 2016

When is flying an aircraft like e-mailing?

When the aircraft is on autopilot, apparently....More
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