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.

FAA unveils Drone Advisory Committee led by Intel CEO
FAA will establish a Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) to help the agency navigate issues related to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) integration in the US national airspace.
Rendering of Avianca A320neo
Avianca to significantly reduce Airbus aircraft deliveries
Avianca Holdings, one of Latin America’s largest airline operators, said it has negotiated a “significant reduction” in aircraft deliveries from 2016-2019 with Airbus.
WestJet 737NG
WestJet 1Q net profit down 38%; profit streak at 44 straight quarters
Calgary-based WestJet reported a first-quarter net profit of C$87.6 million ($67.3 million), down 37.7% from net income of C$140.7 million in the 2015 March quarter, as revenue fell 4.8% year-over-year to C$1.03 billion.
TNT Express
Chinese approval sets stage for FedEx-TNT merger’s closing
Memphis-based FedEx Corp.’s acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express is nearing completion after gaining regulatory approval in China.
737 MAX 8 in La Paz, Bolivia
Boeing 737 MAX completes high altitude flight tests in Bolivia 1
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has completed high altitude flight testing in La Paz, Bolivia.
A350 XWB
Airbus A350-900 gains beyond 180 minutes diversion time ETOPS from FAA
The Airbus A350-900 has gained extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval from FAA for routes that require beyond 180 minutes diversion time, which will give US A350 operators more range and flexibility with the aircraft.
Delta touts CSeries, eyes CS300 model 2
The first 35 of 75 Bombardier CSeries aircraft ordered by Delta Air Lines are locked in as CS100s, but the airline can begin converting to the larger CS300 model starting with the 36th aircraft on order.
Rendering of Delta A321
Delta continues narrowbody overhaul with order for 37 more A321s
Delta Air Lines has agreed to acquire 37 additional Airbus A321s valued at $4.2 billion at list prices. The announcement of an additional order for CFM International CFM56-powered A321s comes a day after Atlanta-based Delta placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100s.
Rendering of CS100 in Delta livery
Delta orders 75 Bombardier CS100s in ‘watershed’ deal for CSeries 4
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100s, becoming the US launch customer for the aircraft in a deal that is highly significant for the Canadian-made narrowbody. The order immediately makes Atlanta-based Delta the world’s largest CSeries customer.
Virgin Atlantic A330-200
Virgin Atlantic CEO cites innovation as key to turning around results 
UK-based Virgin Atlantic is seeking to become a more efficient airline as it moves steadily toward sustained profitability, CEO Craig Kreeger said.
Air Canada 787-9
Air Canada to launch Vancouver-Delhi 787 flights 1
Air Canada will launch seasonal Vancouver-Delhi flights with a Boeing 787-9 starting in October.
737 MAX 8
Boeing 1Q net profit down 9% to $1.22 billion
Boeing posted a first-quarter net profit of $1.22 billion, down 9% from net income of $1.34 billion in the prior-year period, and reaffirmed guidance that full-year 2016 revenue and commercial aircraft deliveries will be slightly down from 2015.
Spirit Airlines A320
Spirit 1Q net profit down 10%; scraps A319 retirement plans
Florida-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines reported a first-quarter net profit of $61.9 million, down 10.1% from net income of $69 million in the 2015 March quarter, as the airline continues to make adjustments under a new CEO.
JetBlue A321 at Airbus's Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility
JetBlue 1Q net profit up 46% to $199 million
New York-based JetBlue Airways reported a first-quarter net profit of $199 million, up 45.6% over net income of $137 million in the prior-year period, as revenue increased 6.1% year-over-year to $1.62 billion.
Virgin America A320
JetBlue CEO: Virgin America price became too high
New York-based JetBlue Airways president and CEO Robin Hayes has confirmed publicly for the first time that JetBlue was the rival bidder for acquiring Virgin America, which has entered into an agreement to be purchased by Seattle-based Alaska Air Group.
Blogs & Commentary
May 3, 2016

Winners and losers from Delta’s CSeries order 4

“There’s no question this is an industry-accepting order,” Bombardier SVP Colin Bole said....More
Apr 21, 2016

American Beauty

American Airlines turned 90 years old April 15....More
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