Aaron Karp

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.

Articles
Tomorrow’s Airport Checkpoint Will Be Faster, Safer 
Future airport check-in and security processes will be faster and safer as passengers seamlessly as pass through checkpoints.
FedEx, USPS extend contract by four years
FedEx Express, the airline arm of Memphis-based FedEx Corp., and the United States Postal Service (USPS) have extended a contract by four years under which FedEx provides express air transport services for USPS.
Analysis: Making ATC Great Again
US President Donald Trump vows to fix an "out of whack" ATC system and rebuild "obsolete" US airports.
Volaris A320
Volaris 2016 net profit up 42.8%
Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris posted a 2016 net profit of MXN3.5 billion ($170 million), up 42.8% over net income of MXN2.46 billion in 2015, on a 29.3% year-over-year rise in revenue to MXN20.8 billion.
Boeing rolls out first 787-10 with Trump in attendance
Boeing rolled out the first 787-10, the third and largest Dreamliner variant, from its plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, the exclusive final assembly site for 787-10 aircraft.
Smoked turkey sandwich meal
Delta brings back main cabin meal service on 12 domestic routes
Delta Air Lines will begin including meals at no extra cost for all main cabin seats on 12 transcontinental domestic routes this spring, reversing a longstanding trend of US airlines not including meal service with economy-class tickets on domestic flights.
Lufthansa aircraft at Düsseldorf Airport
Lufthansa, pilot union negotiators accept recommended settlement
Lufthansa and the negotiating committee of pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have accepted a mediator’s recommendations to end a pay dispute that has resulted in repeated flight deck crew strikes.
Pratt & Whitney to make major investment in Georgia facility
East Hartford, Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney will invest another $386 million in its Columbus, Georgia maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) site, including building a 200,000-sq.-ft. facility to overhaul geared turbofan (GTF) engines.
The first 787-10 in final assembly
First Boeing 787-10 to be rolled out Feb. 17
Boeing plans to roll out the first 787-10, the third and largest variant of the 787, Feb. 17 at its manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Delta moves to acquire additional 32% of Aeromexico for $590 million
Delta Air Lines has moved forward with a cash tender offer to acquire up to an additional 32% of Grupo Aeromexico’s outstanding shares.
US President Donald Trump greets Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian
Trump: FAA administrator should be ‘a really good pilot’
During a White House meeting with US airline and airport executives, US President Donald Trump was surprised to learn that FAA administrator Michael Huerta is not a pilot and said it would be “better to have a pilot” leading the agency.
US appeals court rules Trump’s travel ban cannot be reinstated
A US federal appellate court has upheld the suspension of President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven countries from entering the US, roundly rejecting the Trump administration’s rationale for reinstituting the ban.
US President Donald Trump and airport and airline CEOs
Trump meets with airline CEOs, vows to fix ‘out of whack’ ATC system
US President Donald Trump has promised US airline executives that he will roll back regulations on the industry, ease carriers’ tax burden and upgrade an “obsolete” air traffic control (ATC) system.
Virgin America A320
Alaska 2016 profit down 4%; evaluating Virgin America A320s
Alaska Air Group will spend the next 6-9 months evaluating Virgin America’s Airbus A320 fleet to determine whether it will keep the aircraft long term, according to Alaska chairman and CEO Brad Tilden.
Brazil brings WTO challenge against Canada over CSeries
Brazil has formally taken its case against government financial investment in the Bombardier CSeries to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 16, 2017
blog

Not all US domestic routes are created equal

For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight....More
Jan 30, 2017
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Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was happening in light of the Trump travel ban that ignited protests over the weekend....More
Jan 24, 2017
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Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back?

Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of companies to see potential in the Italian flag carrier but for whom good news seems an increasingly distant prospect....More
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