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.

Mitsubishi Aircraft: ‘Business as usual’ for MRJ90 flight testing 
The MRJ90 flight test program is back on track following a temporary suspension spurred by an unscheduled engine shutdown during a test flight, according to Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800
Southwest expects $100 million hit from hurricanes
Southwest Airlines expects to lose $100 million in revenue in the third quarter because of the recent spate of hurricanes, and has downgraded its unit revenue and cost guidance for the September quarter.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Southwest apologizes after passenger is removed from flight, arrested
Southwest Airlines has publicly apologized to a passenger who was physically pulled off a Boeing 737 by law enforcement officers at Baltimore/Washington International Airport over a pet-allergy dispute.
Republic Airways Holdings president and CEO Bryan Bedford
Republic CEO: US regional industry ‘shrinking’ because of pilot shortage 
The US regional airline industry is “shrinking” because of a pilot shortage that is reducing air service to smaller markets throughout the US, Republic Airways Holdings president and CEO Bryan Bedford said.
Could Hyperloop be the next air transport disruptor? 
Elon Musk proposed a capsule or pod system encased in a long, airless tube that would be powered by magnets and provide very fast city-to-city transportation.
Bombardier targets ‘challenging’ goal of 30 CSeries deliveries in 2017 
Bombardier is pressing to deliver 30 CSeries aircraft this year, but acknowledged it will be difficult to meet the low end of its previously announced target of 30-35 CSeries deliveries in 2017.
ANALYSIS: Administration's sloppy ATC rhetoric hurts chance for reform
The US airline industry, which favors removing US air traffic control management and operations from FAA, embraced the Trump White House’s backing on the issue.
How Amazon is changing air cargo business 
The online retailer has launched its own cargo airline via wet leased Boeing 767 freighters and is making direct business-to-consumer express delivery ubiquitous.
Three teams eye A321 freighter conversion market 
The Airbus A321 has long been viewed as an ideal passenger aircraft to convert to a freighter, hitting an appealing sweet spot in size and operating costs.
Bombardier CS100
Lawmakers warn US government CSeries action could hurt US workers 
Members of the US Congress from Connecticut have cautioned senior Trump administration officials that any action against Canada or Bombardier regarding alleged CSeries subsidies could have negative consequences on US aerospace workers, particularly at Pratt & Whitney.
Turkish Airlines to buy 40 Boeing 787-9s 
Turkish Airlines said it intends to order 40 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. When finalized, the order would be worth nearly $11 billion at list prices.
FedEx Boeing 757-200F
Cyberattack cost FedEx $300 million; still recovering from June attack 
FedEx Corp. estimates it took a $300 million hit from the late June cyberattack that started by targeting Ukrainian companies and spread globally, particularly affecting FedEx subsidiary TNT Express.
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.
Blogs & Commentary
Oct 18, 2017

EDITORIAL: Planes, Politics & Protectionism

It’s ironic that the US is seeing a surge in activity that smacks of protectionism under a Republican president; one who campaigned on his credentials as a businessman....More
Oct 17, 2017

Airbus-Bombardier CSeries shocker: First thoughts

There will be much more to say about the blockbuster Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal, in which Airbus will become the majority stakeholder in the CSeries program, in the days and weeks ahead. Here are a few initial thoughts…...More
Oct 13, 2017

Basic economy is a success if it does NOT sell

The success of basic economy 'isn’t how many people buy it, but how many people don’t buy it.'...More
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