Aaron Karp

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
Airlines still seeking $3.6 billion trapped in Venezuela 
Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron said Venezuela appears to be slowly moving toward repatriating money owed to airlines.
Bombardier CSeries flight test vehicle (FTV1)
Bombardier ‘very satisfied’ with CSeries flight test data 
Following a difficult stretch that saw Bombardier CSeries flight testing grounded for more than three months, program GM Rob Dewar was eager to assure reporters that “I am smiling” these days.
Bahamasair to seek permission for flights to Los Angeles 
Bahamasair plans to seek authority to be the first airline to operate flights between the Bahamas and North America’s west coast.
Jazz Q400 makes hard landing in Edmonton 
A Jazz Aviation Bombardier Q400 had what is being referred to as a “landing incident” at Edmonton International Airport late Nov. 6, leading to four passengers being taken to a hospital.
Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER
Air Canada has best-ever quarter in 3Q; rouge exceeding expectations 
Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu said the airline achieved the “best performance of any quarter” in its 77-year history in the third quarter, posting net income of C$323 million ($283 million), adjusted net income of C$457 million and an operating profit of C$526 million.
Embraer drops to $10.7 million 3Q net loss 
Embraer reported a third-quarter net loss of $10.7 million, reversed from a net profit of $52.9 million in the prior-year period, blaming taxes for the deficit.
Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER
Air Canada to add two more Boeing 777-300ERs 
Air Canada said Thursday it will acquire two additional Boeing 777-300ERs.
WestJet ‘not connected in any way’ to scam vacation telemarketers 
WestJet has warned Canadian consumers to be aware of an “ongoing telephone scam” in which fraudulent vacation packages are being offered.
GE Aviation indoor jet engine test facility in Peebles, Ohio
GE opens new engine testing facility in Ohio 
GE Aviation has opened a new indoor jet engine test facility at its Peebles, Ohio site.
Rolls-Royce restructuring to include 2,600 job cuts; makes CFO change 
Rolls-Royce, trying to regain investors’ confidence in the face of its declining revenue performance, has unveiled a cost-reduction plan that will include 2,600 job cuts.
WestJet 737-8
WestJet 3Q operating margin, operating profit rise as Encore fuels growth 
Calgary-based WestJet reported third-quarter net income of C$52.2 million ($46.2 million), down 19.8% from a net profit of C$65.1 million in the 2013 September quarter, but noted that operating margin improved 1.8 points year-over-year to 12.5%.
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada pilots ratify new labor contract 
Air Canada’s pilots have ratified by a wide margin a 10-year labor contract that the airline’s executives characterized as “ground breaking.”
Copa Profits 

Although Panama’s Copa Airlines has been around since 1947 when Pan American World Airways provided capital and technical assistance to help launch the carrier, for most of its history it was a small, niche player in the global airline marketplace. As recently as 1998, it operated just 13 aircraft. As recently as 2001, it generated just $300 million in annual revenue.

Canadian Power Play 
US airlines’ impressive financial turnaround has not yet been coupled with significant growth as the country’s carriers cautiously keep capacity in check, eager to maintain profitability after years of heavy losses and restructuring. But north of the border, Canada’s evolving airlines are not shying away from aggressive growth.
Canadian Power Play 
US airlines’ impressive financial turnaround has not yet been coupled with significant growth as the country’s carriers cautiously keep capacity in check, eager to maintain profitability after years of heavy losses and restructuring. But north of the border, Canada’s evolving airlines are not shying away from aggressive growth.

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