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.

In With the New 
Richard Anderson, who resigned as Delta Air Lines’ CEO May 2, had some direct, if tongue-in-cheek words of advice for his successor, Ed Bastian: “Don’t screw it up.”
Embraer E190-E2 achieves first flight earlier than expected 2
The Embraer E190-E2 has achieved first flight in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
Boeing opens $1 billion 777X composite wing center 6
Boeing has opened its $1 billion 777X composite wing manufacturing center in Everett, Washington.
Egyptian military reports MS804 debris finding
[UPDATED] EgyptAir said debris from flight MS804, an Airbus A320 that disappeared from radar on May 19, have been found by the Egyptian military 295 km (183 miles) from the Egyptian coastline.
Analysis - Backwards Step
After years of progress toward smarter security, TSA declares long lines unavoidable.
US airlines earn $4.8 billion 1Q pre-tax profit; revenue flat
The 10 publicly traded mainline US airlines reported a collective first-quarter pre-tax profit of $4.8 billion, according to Airlines for America (A4A).
Passengers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened
A4A: TSA should release data on checkpoint wait times 2
Airlines for America (A4A) has called on the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to publicly release data on security screening checkpoint wait times at airports, and rejected the notion that airlines’ checked bag fees are to blame for extremely long security lines.
Qatar A350 XWB
Qatar Airways increases shareholding in IAG to 15.01% 2
Qatar Airways said it has raised its ownership stake in International Airlines Group (IAG) to 15.01%.
Rendering of A350-900 in Delta Air Lines’ livery
Delta lowers 2H 2016 capacity growth, cites rising fuel prices 2
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will lower its planned second-half 2016 system capacity growth by one percentage point to below 2% year-over-year, and predicted the move will enable it to return to positive unit revenue growth this year.
US homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson TSA administrator Peter Neffenger
DHS outlines plan for US airport security lines, but urges patience 6
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has put forward a plan to address increasingly long lines at security checkpoints at major US airports, but also is asking for patience from air travelers.
Embraer: Bombardier’s Delta CSeries order enabled by unfair subsidies 6
Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva has alleged that Bombardier won an order from Delta Air Lines for the CSeries based on improper government subsidies.
SkyWest, Trans States continue waiting out MRJ delays 1
The two largest customers for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ are sticking with the Japanese company despite repeated program delays and concerns over scope clause restrictions, but the two US regional airline operators could be forced to begin making decisions on altering their orders as soon as next year.
Mitsubishi Regional Jet FTA-1
Mitsubishi wants to start US MRJ flight tests this summer
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is seeking permission from Japanese and US regulators to move the start of MRJ flight testing in the US from the end of this year to this summer.
Bombardier debuts new CRJ900 cabin design with more bin space
Bombardier has unveiled a cabin design upgrade for the CRJ900 that is primarily focused on creating more overhead bin space for carry-on bags.
Rolls-Royce eyes 2H 2016 for profit improvement 2
UK-based Rolls-Royce stopped short of issuing another profit warning, but the company said it will depend on the second half of 2016 to achieve its profit guidance for the year.
Blogs & Commentary
May 25, 2016

Second leg: Air France delivers my bag but loses 13 passengers 1

Happy to report that I am in Barcelona and so is my bag. Two flights completed from Hamburg to Barcelona, via Paris Charles de Gaulle, in Air France Airbus A319s....More
May 24, 2016

Dulles to Hamburg, hassle-free and bag delivered 2

The first leg started and finished well. Bag drop-off at Washington Dulles was a breeze – I had checked in online, walked right up to the counter and the bag was tagged and placed on the belt in two minutes....More
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