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 18 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.

AIA names defense official Fanning new CEO
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), which represents the interests of US aerospace manufacturers in Washington DC, has named Eric Fanning its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker
American execs: Order for 22 A350s does not make sense as constituted 
American Airlines’ order for 22 Airbus A350-900s is too small to make sense for the Dallas/Fort Worth-based carrier, American’s top two executives said.
LATAM Boeing 787-9
American-LATAM JV moves closer to approval in Brazil
The general superintendence of Brazilian regulatory agency Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) has recommended that CADE’s administrative tribunal approve the American Airlines-LATAM Airlines Group joint venture (JV) without conditions.
American CEO Doug Parker and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly
Analysts: US airline industry has turned around 
Wall Street continues to be lukewarm to investing in US airline stocks, but the industry appears positioned for long-term financial success and stability, according to airline executives and financial analysts.
American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker (R) and US Rep. Paul Mitchell
Shuster ATC plan’s near-term prospects appear dim 
Amid conflicting characterizations of the vote count in the US House of Representatives for Rep. Bill Shuster’s air traffic control (ATC) reform proposal, Congress is debating how to extend FAA’s authorization, which expires Sept. 30.
Analogic demonstrated the ConneCT machine
TSA certifies Analogic checkpoint CT machines, paving way for trials 
Analogic’s ConneCT computed tomography (CT) airport checkpoint screening machines have been certified by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), clearing the way for the machines to be trialed at US airports this fall.
MRJ90 flight testing resumes; engine shutdown deemed ‘isolated’ incident 
The Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ90 flight test program has resumed after the Japanese manufacturer concluded last month’s engine shutdown incident, which led to the suspension of flight testing, was an “isolated” event.
TSA Precheck
TSA considering no-touch ‘Pre-Check Plus’ lanes 
During a presentation at the Future Travel Experience Global conference in Las Vegas, US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official Jose Bonilla displayed a rendering of an imagined future TSA checkpoint featuring a middle lane in which passengers cut through the checkpoint without being physically screened or interacting with TSA personnel.
Analogic’s ConneCT machine
Analogic checkpoint CT machines to be tested in three countries this fall 
Around 10 computed tomography (CT) airport checkpoint screening machines produced by Boston-based technology firm Analogic will be tested in major airports in three countries—Japan, the Netherlands and the US—in the coming months.
How big of a threat to air travel is the Hyperloop? 
A Hyperloop, the vacuum-tube city-to-city transportation concept introduced by Elon Musk in 2013, could be operational on a small scale within three years, according to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) co-founder and CEO Dirk Ahlborn.
UTC to acquire Rockwell Collins in $30 billion aerospace mega-merger 
United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has reached a definitive agreement to buy Rockwell Collins for $30 billion, a mega-merger of aircraft parts and systems suppliers that will reshape the global aerospace manufacturing landscape.
Houston airports slowly reopen; all Southwest HOU flights still suspended
Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) have reopened to handle limited domestic flights after being forced to close Aug. 27 because of severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Southwest Airlines’ first Boeing 737 MAX 8
Southwest enters ‘new chapter’ with Boeing 737 MAX 8 
Southwest Airlines has become the first US airline to take delivery of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, an aircraft in which the Dallas-based carrier played a key role in developing.
Singapore Airlines A350-900
Singapore Airlines expands Virgin America codeshare to Alaska Airlines
Singapore Airlines has reached an agreement with Alaska Air Group to extend a codeshare agreement it had with Virgin America and expand it to include Alaska Airlines.
Rockwell Collins to provide US CBP with passenger data processing system
Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins has won a contract from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for Rockwell’s ARINC Border Management Solutions platform to process Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data from airlines serving the US.
Blogs & Commentary
Sep 19, 2017

O’Leary’s Mea Culpa

Whothought we’d ever see the day that Michael O’Leary said sorry?...More
Sep 15, 2017

Data is the new oil

At the recent Aviation Festival in London, an observation from one of the moderators really struck me: “Data is the new oil.”...More
Sep 14, 2017

White House’s sloppy talk imperils ATC reform

White House support for Rep. Bill Shuster’s ATC reform plan presents a catch-22 for airlines....More
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