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 13 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.

AAPA DG Herdman urges Indonesia to make QZ8501 report public
Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) DG Andrew Herdman is “strongly” advising the Indonesian government to make a preliminary report on the Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501 crash publically available.
American Airlines 777-300ER
American earns $2.9 billion 2014 net profit; decision not to hedge fuel pays off
American Airlines Group earned net income of $2.88 billion in 2014, the first full year following the December 2013 American/US Airways merger.
First American Airlines 787 arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines has received the first of 42 Boeing 787s it has on firm order, becoming the second US airline to take delivery of a Dreamliner.
American gains permission for DFW-Beijing flights to launch May 7
American Airlines has been granted authority by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to launch Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)-Beijing (PEK) Boeing 777-200ER flights.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Southwest Airlines earns record $1.14 billion 2014 net profit
Southwest Airlines reported a 2014 net profit of $1.14 billion, up 50.7% over net income of $754 million in 2013, as expenses decreased slightly year-over-year while revenue grew 5.1%.
United Airlines Boeing 787-8
United’s momentum continues: 2014 net profit up 98% to $1.13 billion
United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings posted 2014 net income of $1.13 billion, up 98% over a $571 million net profit in 2013, as the Chicago-based company appears to finally have serious earnings momentum after several years of financial and operational struggles.
Recovered AirAsia tail
Indonesia AirAsia A320 climbed at ‘beyond normal’ rate before crashing
Analysis of radar data shows that Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 climbed at the extraordinarily fast rate of 6,000 feet per minute before crashing into the Java Sea Dec. 28, Indonesia transportation minister Ignasius Jonan said.
Delta Air Lines 737-900
Delta posts $659 million 2014 net profit; fuel hedging hit lowers earnings
Delta Air Lines reported 2014 net income of $659 million, down 94% from a $10.54 billion net profit in 2013, although the 2014 result reflects a significant special charge related to fuel hedging while the 2013 result included a huge tax valuation gain.
AirAsia A320
AirAsia admits ‘administrative negligence’ on route authority request 2
Indonesia AirAsia has conceded it did not officially have the authority to operate the Surabaya-Singapore route on Sundays when its Airbus A320-200 operating as flight QZ8501 on the route crashed Sunday, Dec. 28 into the Java Sea.
Underwater photo of the fuselage of AirAsia QZ8501, taken by a search robot
Indonesia AirAsia A320’s fuselage found underwater; Fernandes ‘devastated’
A Singaporean search and rescue submarine has found the fuselage of the Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 that crashed into the Java Sea Dec. 28.
Air Canada Jazz Canadair CRJ
Air Canada, Jazz extend capacity purchase agreement through 2025
Jazz Aviation and Air Canada have agreed to amend and extend their capacity purchase agreement (CPA) for regional flying, and Jazz has reached a tentative agreement with its pilots on a new labor contract.
Members of the Indonesian Navy prepare equipment to be lowered into the water
Authorities believe AirAsia A320’s FDR, CVR may have dislodged from tail
The Indonesian military is endeavoring to lift the tail section of the crashed Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 out of the Java Sea, and search and rescue officials are hopeful of finding the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx speaks about aviation safety
Foxx: ‘Never been safer’ to fly, but still room for improvement
While it has been nearly six years since the last fatal crash involving a US commercial airline, US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx said there is still room to improve.
Airlines for America (A4A) CEO Nicholas Calio talks about FAA's new safety rule
FAA requires airlines to establish data-driven safety management systems
FAA has issued a final rule requiring all US commercial airlines to establish a safety management system (SMS), which uses data analysis to identify safety risks, by 2018.
American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
American wants Delta’s Seattle-Tokyo Haneda slot for daily 777 LAX flights
American Airlines has ramped up the battle for Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Tokyo Haneda route authority, submitting a formal application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting that the route be reallocated to American for daily Boeing 777-200 flights from Los Angeles (LAX).

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