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.

Bombardier CSeries aircraft
Bombardier targets 40 CSeries deliveries in 2018 
Bombardier plans to double CSeries deliveries in 2018 compared to 2017, targeting 40 deliveries for next year.
Rendering of A321neo in Delta’s livery
Delta orders 100 A321neos valued at $12.7 billion; selects GTF engines 
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neo aircraft, ending speculation on what was perhaps the most heated aircraft order campaign waged between Airbus and Boeing in recent months.
Emirates Airbus A380
US to hold informal talks with Gulf states, but takes no action on Open Skies 
The US State Department has informed US airlines and labor groups that it will not formally reopen negotiations on Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, but instead will engage the Gulf countries in informal talks over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines.
Air India Boeing 777-300ER
Air India incurs rising wheelchair costs at US airports 
Air India is contending with a rising trend of older passengers traveling between India and the US opting for wheelchair assistance at airports, particularly when arriving at or departing from US airports.
Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in as US homeland security secretary Dec. 6
Nielsen sworn in as US homeland security secretary 
Kirstjen Nielsen, formerly the White House deputy chief of staff and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief of staff, was sworn in as the new US homeland security secretary.
Delta Air Lines Airbus A319
Delta, WestJet sign MOU to form US-Canada transborder JV 
Delta Air Lines and Canada’s WestJet have signed a preliminary MOU to form a joint venture (JV) that will include coordinated schedules and pricing on US-Canada transborder flights.
Rendering of full-size Boom supersonic passenger aircraft
JAL invests $10 million in Boom, takes options on 20 supersonic aircraft 
Japan Airlines (JAL) has entered into a strategic partnership with Boom Technology, taking purchase options on 20 Boom supersonic passenger aircraft.
NTSB hearing set on American 767 ‘substantially damaged’ by 2016 engine fire 
The American Airlines Boeing 767-300 that experienced an uncontained engine failure during a takeoff roll Oct. 28, 2016 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was “substantially damaged,” according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
American Airlines A319
American, pilots union reach agreement to avert holiday flight cancellations 
American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents 14,500 American pilots, both say the holiday pilot-staffing problem has been resolved and no flights will be canceled in December because of the issue.
American, pilots union disagree on number of uncovered holiday flights 
American Airlines indicated it is well on its way to resolving the pilot-staffing situation related to holiday season flights, saying it is down to just “a few hundred” unassigned flights.
ATR 72-500 certified by Transport Canada 
The regulatory clearance gives ATR access to the Canadian market in the 68-78-seat turboprop sector, which is currently dominated by Montreal-based Bombardier’s Q400.
Rendering of SkyCourier 408 in FedEx livery
FedEx orders 50 Cessna SkyCourier 408s, launching a new aircraft 
Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has signed on to be the launch customer for a brand new cargo aircraft, the Cessna SkyCourier 408 turboprop produced by Wichita, Kansas-based Textron Aviation.
Darwin Airline Saab 2000
Darwin Airline grounded by Swiss regulators 
A day after entering insolvency proceedings, Lugano, Switzerland-based regional carrier Darwin Airline has had its air operator’s certificate (AOC) suspended by Swiss regulators.
South African carriers Airlink, FlySafair reach merger agreement 
Johannesburg-based Airlink, the largest regional airline in southern Africa, and Cape Town-based Safair, parent of LCC FlySafair, have entered into a merger agreement under which Safair will be acquired by Airlink.
Swiss regional Darwin Airline enters insolvency proceedings 
Darwin Airline, the Lugano, Switzerland-based regional carrier, has entered reorganization under Swiss insolvency regulations just four months after the airline changed ownership.
Blogs & Commentary
Jan 12, 2018

All that glitters…

European airlines are turning in some glittering passenger growth stories, fuelling the misconception that aviation is a gold mine, when in reality each passenger is flying for less....More
Jan 2, 2018

Media reaction to ‘safest year’ for airlines is telling

Two reports issued at the start of the year hail good news for the air traveling public: 2017 was the safest year in history with no fatalities occurring on large commercial jets....More
Dec 29, 2017

To the PSA pilot who made my Christmas Eve

It can often be the little things that make for great customer service, especially when things go wrong. Here’s a true Christmas Eve story of a PSA Airlines pilot who made a difference....More
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