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 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.

Articles
Avianca CEO Fabio Villegas to step down
Avianca Holdings CEO Fabio Villegas said he will resign his position in January 2016, stating a desire to pursue “other professional projects and initiatives.”
Bombardier CSeries 300
Bombardier 2Q net profit down 19%; CSeries ‘on track’
Bombardier earned second-quarter net income of $125 million, down 19.4% from a net profit of $155 million in the prior-year period, on a 5.5% year-over-year drop in revenue to $4.62 billion.
Cargo's New Era 
Air cargo appears to be on the uptick again after several listless years, but the global industry now emerging is far different from the thriving, pre-2008 financial crisis airfreight business.
Embraer 2Q net profit down 10.6%
Embraer reported second-quarter net income of $131.1 million, down 10.6% from a net profit of $146.7 million in the 2014 June quarter, on a 14.2% year-over-year drop in revenue to $1.51 billion.
Cathay Pacific 777 makes emergency landing on Aleutian Islands
A Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777-300ER made an emergency landing at a US military airport in Alaska due to smoke in the aircraft.
UPS Boeing 767-300F
UPS posts strong 2Q net profit, but ‘cautious’ on US economy
United Parcel Service (UPS) reported second-quarter net income of $1.23 billion, well more than doubling a net profit of $454 million in the 2014 June quarter, even as revenue dropped 1.2% year-over-year to $14.1 billion.
WestJet Boeing 737-700
WestJet posts $49.8 million 2Q net profit; raises ROIC target
Calgary-based WestJet earned net income of C$61.6 million ($49.8 million) in the second quarter, up 18.9% from a net profit of C$51.8 million in the 2014 June quarter, marking its 41st consecutive quarter in the black.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta to buy 3.55% stake in China Eastern for $450 million 1
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has agreed to invest $450 million to acquire a 3.55% stake in Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines, and the SkyTeam members said they will launch a “commercial cooperation plan.”
Spirit Airlines A319
Spirit Airlines 2Q net profit up 18%; faces pricing challenge
Spirit Airlines posted second-quarter net income of $76.7 million, up 18.3% over a net profit of $64.8 million in the 2014 June quarter, and said it will make no changes to its business strategy despite “very aggressive” moves by mainline US airlines to match its low fares.
American Airlines 777-300ER
‘Really bullish’ American’s 2Q net profit soars to $1.7 billion 1
American Airlines Group reported second-quarter net income of $1.7 billion, nearly doubling a net profit of $864 million in the 2014 June quarter, marking the best quarterly result in American’s history just over 18 months removed from emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
LEAP-1C engine during flight testing
First CFM LEAP-1C engine powering C919 delivered to COMAC 1
CFM International has delivered the first LEAP-1C engine to the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) for installation on the first C919.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Southwest 2Q net profit up 31%; half-year profit over $1 billion
Southwest Airlines earned a net profit of $608 million in the second quarter, up 30.8% over net income of $465 million in the 2014 June quarter, as the company surged to a 28.2% pre-tax return on invested capital (ROIC) for the 12 months ended June 30.
ALPA president: ‘Please call 911’ on people shining lasers into sky

Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said the wider public has to be educated about the threat laser pointers pose to aircraft and help law enforcement catch people shining lasers into cockpits.

US Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon)
ALPA, DeFazio vow to fight attempts to lower ‘1,500 hr. rule’ 2
US airlines, particularly regional carriers, have expressed hope that strict pilot training requirements implemented by FAA in 2013 will be eased in FAA reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up by Congress later this year, but there will likely be a strong push back against any efforts to change the rules.

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