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 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.

Articles
FAA mandates 787 GEnx-1B PIP2 engine modification
FAA is ordering modifications to certain types of GE Aviation GEnx-1B engines powering Boeing 787s, as well as revised guidance to pilots operating 787s, in order to mitigate possible “engine damage due to fan ice shedding.”
Hogan defends Etihad in US speech: ‘There’s nothing sinister here’  1
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan vigorously defended the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s presence in the US during an April 21 luncheon address in New York, arguing that the carrier has every right to compete against major US airlines on international routes.
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American 1Q net profit falls 25% in challenging revenue environment 2
American Airlines reported a first-quarter net profit of $700 million, down 24.9% from net income of $932 million in the 2015 March quarter, as revenue fell 4% year-over-year to $9.44 billion.
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United 1Q net profit down 38% to $313 million 1
United Continental Holdings earned net income of $313 million in the first quarter, down 38.4% from a net profit of $508 million in the 2015 March quarter, as revenue fell 4.8% year-over-year to $8.2 billion.
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United settles board battle; former Air Canada CEO to be chairman
United Continental Holdings has resolved the proxy fight over the makeup of its board of directors by agreeing to make former Air Canada CEO Robert Milton the non-executive chairman of the board.
Senate passes bipartisan FAA bill by 95-3 vote 1
The US Senate has passed legislation to reauthorize FAA through Sept. 30, 2017, by a 95-3 vote.
Shortcoming
The difficulty US regional airlines are having hiring new pilots—and the congressionally mandated regulation that they believe is creating the problem—will undoubtedly dominate the 2016 Regional Airline Association (RAA) convention.
Malaysia Airlines CEO Mueller to step down in September
Malaysia Airlines Berhad CEO Christoph Mueller has said he will resign in September, citing “changing personal circumstances.” The unexpected announcement comes less than a year after Mueller took over the top executive spot at Malaysia Airlines. The former Aer Lingus CEO known for turning around airlines was named CEO of Malaysia Airlines in late 2014 as the carrier was dealing with the aftermath of two fatal Boeing 777 crashes—flights MH370 and MH17—and took the position on May 1, 2015.
Belgian transport minister resigns amid post-attack criticism
Belgian transport minister Jacqueline Galant has resigned amid a public outcry in Belgium over 2015 European Commission (EC) reports warning of security weaknesses at Brussels Airport and other airports in Belgium.
CFM has delivered the first LEAP-1A shipset for the A320neo.
CFM delivers first LEAP-1A production shipset to Airbus
CFM International has delivered the first shipset of LEAP-1A production engines to Airbus to power the A320neo.
Delta: Qatar Airways’ Doha-Atlanta flights won’t be successful 8
Delta Air Lines executives predicted Qatar Airways’ daily Doha-Atlanta Boeing 777-200 flights, scheduled to start on June 1, will fail financially and reiterated that waging a campaign against Gulf airlines’ alleged subsidies remains a top priority.
Delta 1Q net profit up 27% to $946 million; revenue remains sluggish 2
Delta Air Lines earned a first-quarter net profit of $946 million, up 27% over $746 million in net income in the 2015 March quarter.
Brussels Airport shut down by unannounced controllers’ strike
A work action orchestrated by the guild of Belgian air traffic controllers brought flights to a halt at Brussels Airport less than 10 days after the airport restarted services following the March 22 deadly terrorist attacks.
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JetBlue to expand transcontinental Mint service starting in 2017 1
JetBlue Airways will expand its premium Mint service to more transcontinental markets starting next year.
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Alaska Air Group subsidiary Horizon Air orders 30 E175s
Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, has placed a firm order for 30 new Embraer E175s and also took 33 E175 options.
Blogs & Commentary
May 3, 2016
blog

Winners and losers from Delta’s CSeries order 1

“There’s no question this is an industry-accepting order,” Bombardier SVP Colin Bole said....More
Apr 21, 2016
blog

American Beauty

American Airlines turned 90 years old April 15....More
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