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.

Allegiant Air MD-80
Allegiant Air eyes Mexico flights in 2015 
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air plans to add international service for the first time as early as next year, starting with flights to Mexico, according to president and COO Andrew Levy.
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada: Strong 2Q profit sign of ‘sustainable’ turnaround 
After years of financial struggles, Air Canada believes it has turned the corner and is positioned to be consistently profitable going forward.
Rendering of A320neo in ANA livery
ANA firms 30 A320neos, 14 787-9s, six 777-300ERs and 20 777-9Xs  1
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has firmed up its order for seven Airbus A320neos, 23 A321neos, 20 Boeing 777-9Xs, 14 787-9s and six 777-300ERs, which will be used for its short- and long-haul fleet renewal.
Embraer earns $147 million 2Q net profit 
Embraer posted a second-quarter net profit of $146.7 million, reversing a $3.8 million net loss in the 2013 June quarter, on a 12.8% rise in revenue to $1.76 billion.
Rendering of Boeing 787-10
Boeing to build 787-10s exclusively in South Carolina 
Boeing has decided to conduct final assembly of the 787-10 exclusively in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Airbus A350 XWB
Airbus Group 1H net profit up 50%; 1H aircraft orders down 59% 
Airbus Group reported first-half 2014 net income of €1.14 billion ($1.53 billion), up 50% over a €758 million net profit in the first six months of 2013, on a 6% rise in revenue to €27.2 billion.
Grupo Aeroméxico Boeing 737-700
Grupo Aeroméxico sinks to $7 million 2Q net loss 
Grupo Aeroméxico incurred a net loss of MXP89 million ($6.9 million) in the second quarter, reversed from a net profit of MXP322 million in the 2013 June quarter.
WestJet 737-800
WestJet to start operating Boeing 767s in 2015; 2Q net profit up 15.9%  1
Calgary-based WestJet next year will start flying Boeing 767-300ERs, the first widebody aircraft the low-cost carrier (LCC) will operate since its 1996 founding.
US House passes ‘Transparent Airfares’ bill aimed at overturning DOT rule  1
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would reverse a Department of Transportation (DOT) rule requiring airlines to include taxes in displayed airfares.
SkyWest issues 2Q profit warning, expects net loss 
Utah-based SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, has issued a profit warning for the second quarter, predicting a net loss for the period.
Virgin America A320
Virgin America submits IPO filing 
Nearly seven years after launching operations, San Francisco-based Virgin America has filed a statement with the US government announcing its intent to launch an initial public offering (IPO).
United Airlines Boeing 747-400
United Airlines 2Q net profit up 68% to $789 million 
United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings earned net income of $789 million for the second quarter, up 68.2% over a net profit $469 million in the prior-year period, on a 3.6% rise in revenue to $8.98 billion.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Southwest doubles 2Q net profit; exceeds ROIC target 
Southwest Airlines posted a net profit of $465 million for the second quarter, more than doubling net income of $224 million in the prior-year quarter, and exceeded its pre-tax return on invested capital (ROIC) target for the 12 months ended June 30.
Rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage of TransAsia Airways
TransAsia ATR 72 was attempting go-around when it crashed in village 
The TransAsia Airways ATR 72-500 turboprop that crashed in Taiwan Wednesday had aborted its first landing and was attempting a go-around when it went down in a village near Magong Airport, according to Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration DG Jean Shen.

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