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.

IATA raises 2016 global airline profit forecast 8.5%
IATA boosted its 2016 global airline net profit forecast by 8.5% from its December 2015 forecast to $39.4 billion, citing lower fuel prices and improving airline efficiency.
Bombardier executives tout CSeries’ sales momentum
Fresh from securing the most significant order for the CSeries—75 CS100s plus 50 options from Delta Air Lines—Bombardier is making an aggressive push to market the aircraft to airlines around the world.
US screening-line crisis was not made overnight

Long queues and large crowds on the landside of airports are not necessary and put people at risk, IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler made clear on the opening day of the IATA AGM in Dublin.

IATA pushes for latitude in how airlines meet tracking standard 2
IATA has called for an open approach on the specifics of how airlines will meet a 15-minute interval aircraft tracking requirement by November 2018.
Bastian takes captain’s seat at Delta
After nine years serving as president of Delta Air Lines and being CEO Richard Anderson’s most trusted advisor, Ed Bastian officially assumed the CEO’s role from Anderson on May 2.
Egypt: French vessel detects signals assumed to be from MS804 recorder
A French naval vessel involved in the search for EgyptAir flight MS804 has received signals “assumed to be from one of the data recorders,” Egyptian authorities said.
Second MRJ joins flight test program 1
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.’s second MRJ flight test aircraft (FTA-2) has completed its first flight from Nagoya Airport in Japan.
TSA administrator Peter Neffenger testifies before US House of Representatives.
Neffenger: Chicago screening lines shorter, but TSA still understaffed  2
Security screening wait times at Chicago airports have improved significantly from earlier this month, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
In With the New  3
Richard Anderson, who resigned as Delta Air Lines’ CEO May 2, had some direct, if tongue-in-cheek words of advice for his successor, Ed Bastian: “Don’t screw it up.”
Embraer E190-E2 achieves first flight earlier than expected  3
The Embraer E190-E2 has achieved first flight in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
Boeing opens $1 billion 777X composite wing center  6
Boeing has opened its $1 billion 777X composite wing manufacturing center in Everett, Washington.
Egyptian military reports MS804 debris finding 
[UPDATED] EgyptAir said debris from flight MS804, an Airbus A320 that disappeared from radar on May 19, have been found by the Egyptian military 295 km (183 miles) from the Egyptian coastline.
Analysis - Backwards Step
After years of progress toward smarter security, TSA declares long lines unavoidable.
US airlines earn $4.8 billion 1Q pre-tax profit; revenue flat 
The 10 publicly traded mainline US airlines reported a collective first-quarter pre-tax profit of $4.8 billion, according to Airlines for America (A4A).
Passengers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened
A4A: TSA should release data on checkpoint wait times  2
Airlines for America (A4A) has called on the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to publicly release data on security screening checkpoint wait times at airports, and rejected the notion that airlines’ checked bag fees are to blame for extremely long security lines.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 23, 2016

Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding on whether to leave the European Union....More
Jun 20, 2016

Steven Udvar-Hazy takes a step back

When Udvar-Hazy founded ILFC in 1973, leasing a DC-8 to Aeromexico, the commercial aircraft leasing business did not exist....More
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