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.

US appeals court rules Trump’s travel ban cannot be reinstated
A US federal appellate court has upheld the suspension of President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven countries from entering the US, roundly rejecting the Trump administration’s rationale for reinstituting the ban.
US President Donald Trump and airport and airline CEOs
Trump meets with airline CEOs, vows to fix ‘out of whack’ ATC system
US President Donald Trump has promised US airline executives that he will roll back regulations on the industry, ease carriers’ tax burden and upgrade an “obsolete” air traffic control (ATC) system.
Virgin America A320
Alaska 2016 profit down 4%; evaluating Virgin America A320s
Alaska Air Group will spend the next 6-9 months evaluating Virgin America’s Airbus A320 fleet to determine whether it will keep the aircraft long term, according to Alaska chairman and CEO Brad Tilden.
Brazil brings WTO challenge against Canada over CSeries
Brazil has formally taken its case against government financial investment in the Bombardier CSeries to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
White House in Washington DC
US federal appellate court set to rule on Trump’s travel ban
[UPDATED] The immediate fate of US President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven countries from entering the US for 90 days rests with a federal appellate court in San Francisco, which heard arguments in a Feb. 7 hearing about whether to overrule a federal judge in Seattle’s restraining order temporarily lifting the ban.
China Southern to lease five 787-9s from Air Lease Corp.
Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines has agreed to lease five Boeing 787-9s from Air Lease Corp. (ALC), the Los Angeles-based lessor said.
Lufthansa embraces data analysis to offer passengers customized service
Lufthansa Group is aiming to offer passengers service “personalized on a silver tray” by utilizing “predictive analytics” to determine what offerings individual customers want, a senior executive said.
Mitsubishi Aircraft changes leadership following latest MRJ delay
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has installed two of its executives at the top of the leadership structure of its subsidiary producing the MRJ, the Japanese regional jet that has been beset by multiple program delays.
Pratt & Whitney names new commercial engines head
Pratt & Whitney has named United Technologies Corp. (UTC) executive Christopher Calio president-commercial engines, effective immediately.
Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767F
Amazon to establish Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky air hub
Amazon will establish an air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky to support its wet-leased Prime Air freighter aircraft fleet.
Sweden’s BRA operates first ATR biofuel flight
Swedish regional carrier BRA has operated a flight from Stockholm Bromma Airport to Umeå in northern Sweden with an ATR-72-600 using a fuel blend comprised 45% of used cooking oil.
United Airlines Boeing 737-700
United, Avianca in strategic partnership talks
Chicago-based United Airlines and Colombia’s Avianca Holdings are engaged in negotiations to “deepen the companies’ commercial and strategic relations,” United said in a statement.
UPS Boeing 747-400F
UPS 2016 profit falls 29%; cites pension charge and product shift
United Parcel Service (UPS) reported a 2016 net profit of $3.4 billion, down 29.2% from net income of $4.8 billion in 2015, on a 4.4% year-over-year rise in revenue to $60.9 billion.
US transportation secretary Elaine Chao Senate confirmation hearing
Chao wins confirmation as US transportation secretary
The US Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed Elaine Chao to be the new US transportation secretary.
Protest of US government’s travel ban at Los Angeles International Airport.
Airlines contend with travel ban imposed by Trump
The executive order issued by US President Donald Trump barring nationals from seven countries from entering the US led to “confusion among both airlines and travelers” and has placed a number of “burdens” on airlines, according to IATA.
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 27, 2017

Express cargo’s big shift

Express cargo companies are scrambling to keep up with the e-commerce monster they helped spawn....More
Feb 16, 2017

Not all US domestic routes are created equal

For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight....More
Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was happening in light of the Trump travel ban that ignited protests over the weekend....More
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