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 16 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.

NAV Canada CEO: ‘Jail time’ needed for reckless UAV operators
Recreational users operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near airports should be subject to criminal penalties, NAV Canada president and CEO John Crichton said.
NTSB pinpoints BA 777 engine failure to GE90’s HPC
The British Airways Boeing 777 GE90 uncontained engine failure on a Las Vegas runway Sept. 8 occurred in the high-pressure compressor (HPC), investigators reported.
American Airlines pilot dies; flight makes emergency landing
An American Airlines Airbus A320 made an emergency landing in Syracuse “due to pilot illness” that resulted in the pilot’s death, the carrier said.
Congress to hold UAV safety hearing Oct. 7 1
The US House of Representatives will hold an Oct. 7 hearing on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) safety issues.
Japan’s Ryukyu Air Commuter to be Q400 combi launch customer
Okinawa-based Ryukyu Air Commuter Co. has been identified as the launch customer for the Bombardier Q400 combi aircraft.
Denver International establishes working group to address UAV dangers
Denver International Airport (DEN) has formed a regional working group to address “potential hazards” posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). FAA is part of the group.
MRJ first flight set for Oct. 26-Oct. 30 window
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has narrowed the target schedule for first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to the last week of October.
Congress extends FAA’s authorization for six months 1
The US Congress has voted to extend FAA’s authorization for six months, averting a disruption when the agency’s current authority expires Sept. 30.
American Airlines, Rolls-Royce to close Texas Aero Engine Services
Texas Aero Engine Services (TAESL), the 50-50 joint venture (JV) between American Airlines and Rolls-Royce, will be dissolved by January 2016.
A small UAV being flown recreationally above Old Bethpage, New York.
FAA warns of ‘a million drones under people’s Christmas trees’ 5
A top FAA official said as many as one million small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could be sold during the upcoming US holiday season.
Air Canada A320
Air Canada, Amadeus renew distribution agreement
Air Canada has extended its distribution agreement with Amadeus, signing a new multi-year accord with the Madrid-based global distribution system (GDS) provider.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta to start Raleigh-Paris service, add JFK-Tel Aviv flights
Delta Air Lines will launch daily service between Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Paris Charles de Gaulle from May 12, 2016.
Compass Airlines, ATP reach pilot tuition reimbursement deal
Compass Airlines and ATP Flight School have finalized a tuition reimbursement agreement.
Ribbon cutting
Boeing opens composite-focused South Carolina research center 1
Boeing has opened a 104,000-sq.-ft. research and technology center in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737
Sun Country, pilots reach tentative agreement on contract
After five years of negotiations, Sun Country Airlines has reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract with its pilots.

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