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.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs over two years
Bombardier will cut its workforce by approximately 7,500 employees through 2018 as part of an effort to create “a clear path to profitable earnings growth,” president and CEO Alain Bellemare said.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737
Alaska Air Group earns $256 million in 3Q; on pace for record year
Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, posted third-quarter 2016 net income of $256 million, down 6.6% from a net profit of $274 million in the 2015 September quarter.
Alaska CEO: Merger issues being discussed with DOJ are ‘manageable’
Seattle-based Alaska Air Group remains in discussions with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over gaining antitrust clearance for its acquisition of San Francisco-based Virgin America and continues to be confident the deal will be approved.
American Airlines Boeing 737-800
American 3Q net profit down 56.5%; plans conservative capacity growth
American Airlines reported third-quarter 2016 net income of $737 million, down 56.5% from a net profit of $1.7 billion in the prior-year period, and is planning conservative capacity growth through 2017.
FAA administrator Michael Huerta addresses ATCA Conference and Exposition
FAA facing backlash over noise issues created by PBN flight paths
FAA is contending with a backlash from some communities around airports where Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures have inadvertently created concentrated areas of increased aircraft noise.
US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx
US airlines protest new DOT consumer rules
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has outlined a collection of regulatory initiatives it is characterizing as consumer protection for airline passengers, including expanding airlines’ monthly operational performance reporting requirements and beginning the process for developing a rule on compensation for delayed checked baggage.
MRJ90 landing
MRJ90 makes first US test flight
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has started MRJ90 flight testing in the US.
Eastern Air Lines replaces CEO
Miami-based Eastern Air Lines Group, the startup charter operator attempting to revive the iconic brand, has replaced CEO Edward Wegel, effective immediately.
ATC tower at Washington Dulles International Airport
FAA seeks to overcome perception NextGen is not delivering
FAA is fighting a perception problem over how much progress is being made in implementing the NextGen air traffic control (ATC) modernization program, a top agency official said.
US DOT bans Samsung Note7 smartphones from air transport

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an emergency order banning Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones from being transported by air in the US—either by passengers or as air cargo—because of fire concerns. The ban went into effect Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. eastern time in the US.

Boeing names new commercial aircraft sales head
Boeing has named VP-sales Northeast Asia Ihssane Mounir the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP-sales and marketing, replacing John Wojick as the company’s top commercial aircraft salesperson.
Trainer Refinery
Delta’s oil refinery on track for $100 million full-year 2016 loss
Delta Air Lines’ Trainer, Pennsylvania oil refinery is expected to incur an operating loss of about $100 million for the full-year 2016 after posting operating profits in both 2014 and 2015.
Delta Air Lines A330-300
Delta 3Q net profit down 4%; caps capacity growth at 1% through 2017
Delta Air Lines reported a third-quarter 2016 net profit of $1.26 billion, down 4% from net income of $1.32 billion in the 2015 September quarter, as revenue dropped 6% year-over-year to $10.48 billion.
American Airlines Boeing 777-200
American, flight instructors reach tentative agreement
American Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with its 300 flight crew training and simulator instructors on a new labor contract.
Richard Anderson departs Delta, stepping down as board chairman
Richard Anderson has retired as executive chairman of Delta Air Lines’ board of directors, departing from the Atlanta-based airline on which he left an indelible mark over the last nine years.
Blogs & Commentary
Oct 21, 2016

Three reasons why major US airlines are not planning to grow in 2017

American, Delta and United appear to be bringing growth to a near halt through next year....More
Oct 19, 2016

DOT’s new “competition” rules for US airlines have nothing to do with competition

The White House press conference held Wednesday was purportedly about competition among US airlines. It was nothing of the sort....More
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