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.

SWISS takes delivery of its first Bombardier CS300
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken delivery of the first of 20 Bombardier CS300 aircraft it has on order.
AirBaltic CS300
Bombardier plans 30-35 CSeries deliveries in 2017, confident on sales 
Bombardier is sticking with its target of delivering 30-35 CSeries aircraft in 2017, but most of the deliveries will be back loaded toward the end of the year, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer said.
Rendering of CS100 in Delta Air Lines’ livery
Bombardier’s Cromer defends pricing of Delta’s CSeries order
Bombardier’s pricing on its sale of 75 firm CSeries aircraft to Delta Air Lines was “normal course” business and not improper, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer said.
Interview: Enrique Beltranena CEO, Volaris 
Volaris is Mexico's second-largest airline and has unit costs that are among the five lowest in the world. It's also expanding its model to Costa Rica.
White House Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney
Trump administration calls for ATC to be spun off from FAA by 2021
The Trump administration has given its full backing to the creation of a “non-profit, independent corporation” separate from FAA to manage US air traffic control (ATC), proposing that the new entity be operational by 2021 after a “multi-year” transfer.
LAX: NTSB provided report on Aeromexico 737 collision with truck
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) police have made a report available to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding a collision between an Aeromexico Boeing 737 and a provisioning truck.
Malindo Air 737 MAX 8
Boeing 737 MAX 8 enters commercial service
Malaysia’s Malindo Air has operated the first revenue flights with a re-engined Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Boeing-SaudiGulf Airlines negotiations
Boeing negotiating widebody order with SaudiGulf Airlines
[UPDATED] Boeing said it has agreed to negotiate a widebody aircraft order with Saudi Arabian startup SaudiGulf Airlines for as many as 16 aircraft, which the airline indicated will be 777s and/or 787s.
GE9X first engine to test (FETT)
GE starts 18-month GE9X certification program
GE Aviation has started the 18-month certification program for the GE9X engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 777X.
GE9X embarks on certification program 
GE is promising the GE9X will offer 10% greater fuel efficiency than the GE90-115B and will be the most efficient engine it has produced on a per-pounds-of-thrust basis.
Rockwell Collins Interior Systems EVP and COO Werner Lieberherr
Rockwell Collins plans light touch in integrating B/E Aerospace
Rockwell Collins has developed a “low-risk” integration plan for merging B/E Aerospace, which it acquired last month for $8.6 billion, into Rockwell, according to chairman, president and CEO Kelly Ortberg.
ANALYSIS: Fuel and labor costs are rising, but airlines are maintaining financial health

So far, 2017 is proving to be a double-edged sword for the world’s airlines. On the one hand, air travel demand is more robust than expected as the global economy remains more stable than predicted. On the other hand, higher fuel prices and escalating labor costs are squeezing airline profit margins.

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway boosts American, Southwest holdings
Berkshire Hathaway bought more shares of American Airlines and Southwest Airlines in the 2017 first quarter.
The 737 MAX 9 achieved first flight April 13.
Boeing resumes 737 MAX flying with unaffected engines
Boeing is operating 737 MAX flights using CFM International LEAP-1B engines unaffected by the issue that prompted a May 10 suspension of all MAX flying.
Spirit Airlines A320neo
Spirit, ALPA agree to uphold restraining order on pilots
Spirit Airlines said it has reached an agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to indefinitely extend a temporary restraining order compelling Spirit’s pilots to cease what the ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) has called “a pervasive illegal work slowdown.”
Blogs & Commentary
May 29, 2017

The bigger questions of British Airway’s IT meltdown

As with all disasters, natural or man-made, there comes a time for mopping up, analysis and self- examination. What was learned? How can this be avoided again? That’s where British Airways sits now, as schedules return to normal after the IT meltdown that essentially shut down its London Heathrow and Gatwick operations over the weekend....More
May 25, 2017

Just get it right ​

Every day there is a new headline about an airline getting it wrong, but a recent study revealed that North American passengers are apparently happier than ever....More
May 10, 2017

The face of an airline

It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their face changes?...More
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