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.

AIA to push Trump administration to embrace global trade, Open Skies 
The US Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), which lobbies on behalf of US aerospace manufacturers, is preparing to go up against “some headwinds” as it pushes the incoming Trump administration to embrace global trade, according to AIA president and CEO David Melcher.
First 787-10 being assembled at Boeing South Carolina
Boeing starts 787-10 final assembly; Trent TEN to power first flight
Boeing has started final assembly of the first 787-10, the third and largest variant of the 787, at its manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Air Canada Express Embraer E175
Air Canada expands US transborder network
Air Canada plans to expand its US transborder network when it starts its spring schedule in May 2017, adding three new destinations.
Alaska Air Group reaches deal with DOJ to allow Virgin America buy
Alaska Air Group and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have agreed to terms that will allow for regulatory approval of Alaska’s $4 billion acquisition of Virgin America, which Alaska said it plans to close “in the very near future.”
United agrees to pay second fine related to Newark-Columbia flight
United Airlines has agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle civil charges related to a money-losing flight it operated to “curry favor” with former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNY) chairman David Samson, according to a statement from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Norwegian Boeing 787-9
US airline labor groups look to Trump to overturn NAI decision
Labor representatives of US airline workers reacted harshly to the US government’s approval of Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign carrier permit, and indicated they will press US President-elect Donald Trump to reverse the decision when he takes office Jan. 20, 2017.
Bombardier CS100 and CS300.
Bombardier gains Same Type Rating for CS100 and CS300
Transport Canada and the EASA have awarded both variants of the Bombardier CSeries with the Same Type Rating, which Bombardier said will provide airlines with “significant cost-saving opportunities.”
Bombardier reassures airlines on CSeries, expects more orders in 2017 
Bombardier has reassured airlines that ramp-up issues associated with the PW1500G geared turbofan engine powering the CSeries are being resolved, and the manufacturer is expressing confidence about CSeries deliveries and sales in 2017.
Fiji Airways commits to five Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Fiji Airways has committed to ordering five Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to replace its narrowbody fleet of four 737-800s and one 737-700.
Fourth MRJ aircraft joins flight test program
The fourth Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ90 flight test aircraft made its first flight in Japan Nov. 22.
Rendering of Wingo Boeing 737-700.
LATAM, Copa seek to get in front of Latin America’s low-cost trend
LCCs have transformed the domestic Mexican market in recent years, and LCCs have a strong foothold in the Brazilian market, but the model has not yet caught on in the rest of Latin America.
Boeing names GE’s McAllister new Commercial Airplanes CEO
Boeing has named GE Aviation Services president and CEO Kevin McAllister the new president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, replacing Ray Conner.
Airbus A350-1000 first flight scheduled for Nov. 24
The Airbus A350-1000, the larger variant of the A350 slated to seat 366 passengers in a typical three-class configuration, will fly for the first time Nov. 24, according to an Airbus statement.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta, Aeromexico to reconsider JV unless DOT changes conditions
Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico have strongly objected to the conditions imposed by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to grant antitrust immunity to the carriers’ proposed transborder joint venture (JV), and said they will reconsider the JV if DOT does not change course.
The second MRJ90 flight test aircraft
Second MRJ arrives in US; expedited flight test program planned
A second Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ90 flight test aircraft has arrived in the US, where the Japanese manufacturer is planning an accelerated flight test program in an effort to achieve first delivery to All Nippon Airways (ANA) in 2018.
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 1, 2016

Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary

US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an uncontentious nominee with the Senate....More
Nov 29, 2016

Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute is a proxy fight with a larger goal

Airbus and Boeing fear they will not be able to live with the kinds of state support that budding rivals may receive....More
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