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 16 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.

ALPA: Airline pilots ‘very concerned’ about UAVs 1
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is calling for a multipronged approach to address safety issues posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
NTSB: American A321 ‘substantially damaged’ from tail strike 2
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating an Aug. 15 incident in which an American Airlines Airbus A321’s tail struck a runway.
Air China A330-300
Air China to start Beijing-Mumbai flights in October
Air China will launch 4X-weekly Beijing-Mumbai Airbus A330-300 flights from Oct. 25.
US airlines earn $8.7 billion 1H 2015 net profit
US airlines more than doubled their collective net profit for the first half of 2015 to approximately $8.7 billion, according to Airlines for America (A4A).
FAA: ERAM software upgrade source of ATC failure 1
FAA has conceded an Aug. 15 air traffic control (ATC) system failure affecting hundreds of flights was rooted in a software upgrade to its ATC computer system.
FAA proposes $325,000 penalty against Southwest Airlines
FAA has proposed a $325,000 civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for allegedly operating a non-compliant Boeing 737 for more than 12 years.
Following system failure, FAA says ERAM has no ‘inherent problems’
FAA said an Aug. 15 air traffic control (ATC) system failure was not caused by “any inherent problems” with its new ATC computer system.
LAN and TAM aircraft
LATAM hit hard by Brazil weakness, suffers $50 million 2Q net loss
LATAM Airlines Group, parent of Brazil’s TAM and Chile’s LAN Airlines, incurred a second-quarter net loss of $49.7 million, narrowed 15.6% year-over-year.
Emirates Airline Boeing 777-200LR
Emirates to enter Central America with Panama City flights
Emirates Airline will launch daily Dubai-Panama City flights next year, marking its entry into Central America.
Jazz parent Chorus Aviation 2Q net profit down 14%
Chorus Aviation, the parent company of Canadian regional airline Jazz Aviation, posted second-quarter net income of C$31.4 million ($25.4 million).
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada 2Q net profit up 33% despite weak Canadian dollar 1
Air Canada reported a second-quarter net profit of C$296 million ($239.6 million), up 32.7% from a net profit of C$223 million in the year-ago period.
Air China to enter African market in October 1
Air China will launch 3X-weekly Boeing 777-300ER Beijing-Johannesburg service from Oct. 29, marking the Chinese carrier’s entrance into the African market.
SkyWest Airlines pilots ratify 3-year labor contract
SkyWest Airlines said a “strong majority” of its pilots have voted to accept a new, three-year labor contract.
LAN and TAM tails
LAN, TAM brands to be dropped in favor of unified LATAM
LAN Airlines, a brand that has existed since 1932, will gradually disappear over the next three years as all LATAM Airlines Group carriers are unified under a single brand: LATAM.
Avianca CEO Fabio Villegas to step down 
Avianca Holdings CEO Fabio Villegas said he will resign his position in January 2016, stating a desire to pursue “other professional projects and initiatives.”

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