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.

Articles by Aaron Karp
FAA touts completion of ADS-B network
FAA said it has completed “nationwide installation” of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network to support its ongoing transition to the satellite-based NextGen air traffic control (ATC) system.
American Airlines A320 family aircraft
American Airlines to buy, rather than lease, 62 Airbus A320s
American Airlines Group said in a government filing it has exercised its option to purchase 62 Airbus A320 family aircraft scheduled for delivery starting in 2015.
Gogo, Boeing explore production-line installation of connectivity technology
Aircraft communications service provider Gogo has reached a technical services agreement with Boeing to evaluate the prospect of installing Gogo inflight connectivity technology during the manufacturer’s aircraft production process.
Air Canada A319
Air Canada’s North American fleet to be Wi-Fi-equipped by Gogo
Air Canada has reached an agreement with aircraft communications service provider Gogo to equip all of its North American fleet with inflight Wi-Fi connectivity.
American Eagle Embraer E-135
American CEO: No plans to sell regional affiliate Eagle 
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said the company isn’t looking to spin off affiliate American Eagle even after the regional airline’s pilots voted to reject an amended labor contract that would have allowed Eagle to operate Embraer E-175 aircraft.
Republic pilots vote to reject tentative agreement
Republic Airways Holdings (RAH), parent of US regional carriers Republic Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines and Shuttle America, said its pilots have voted to reject a new labor pact.
Delta MD-88 makes emergency landing at JFK, winds up in grass
A Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 made an emergency landing at New York JFK International Airport and wound up in a grassy area after an indication of a problem with the aircraft’s hydraulic system.
SITA/ATW Baggage Survey: Improving Performance, Changing Perceptions 
In 2013, just under 6.96 bags per 1,000 passengers were delayed, a 21.2% drop over 2012 and part of a continuing trend of improved baggage handling over the last several years.
TAM CEO Marco Bologna signs documents in São Paulo officially making the Brazili
US Airways and TAM join oneworld in alliance’s largest-ever expansion
US Airways and Brazil’s TAM have both officially joined the oneworld alliance, greatly expanding the global airline grouping’s network in the Americas.
IAG CEO Willie Walsh becomes new oneworld chairman
International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh has been nominated to become chairman of the oneworld alliance.
FAA issues AD on ‘defective’ Boeing 747-8 software
FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) mandating the removal of “defective software” on GE Aviation GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 freighter aircraft.
GE Aviation, Air France-KLM sign 787 engine deal worth $1.7 billion
Air France-KLM has selected GE Aviation GEnx-1B engines to power 25 Boeing 787s on order plus 12 leased Dreamliners.
Udvar-Hazy: Asia air traffic growth will continue to outpace world
While the rate of air travel growth in Asia may slow down from the extremely rapid rise of the last two decades, it will still outpace growth in other regions, according to Air Lease Corp. chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy.
CIT presses Airbus to make call on A330neo
US lessor CIT Group is pushing Airbus to make a decision “in the next six months” on whether to re-engine the A330 for a potential 2017 entry-into-service. During a briefing at the ISTAT 2014 Americas conference in San Diego, CIT Transportation and International Finance president Jeff Knittel said the A330 has “historically been the star of our fleet” but is now “at a crossroads … Airbus will need to make some decisions on where they take that aircraft.”
Embraer expects another strong E2 sales year 
Even with 200 firm orders already in place for the E-Jet E2, Embraer expects a number of additional orders for the next-generation aircraft program to roll in this year, particularly from emerging markets.

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