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 15 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.

Air Canada Airbus A320 became airborne again after initial impact
The Air Canada Airbus A320 that landed short at Halifax Stanfield International Airport early March 29 “collided with terrain” and then became airborne again before finally coming to a stop, creating an “extensive debris field,” according to Canadian investigators.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
DOT: Delta keeps Seattle-Haneda slot pair, must operate it daily
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) said it will allow Delta Air Lines to retain rights to a Seattle-Tokyo Haneda slot pair, but warned it will reallocate the slot pair to American Airlines if Delta fails to operate the route daily year-round.
Airlines worldwide move to adopt new cockpit policy 1
In response to the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash, airlines around the world continued to move to implement a policy of requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times during flights.
Norwegian Boeing 737-800
Germanwings crash prompts changes to airlines' cockpit procedures 2
[UPDATED] Norwegian Air Shuttle and EasyJet were among the airlines that changed their cockpit procedures on Thursday in the wake of the Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash.
Carsten Spohr: ‘Darkest chapter’ in Lufthansa’s history
Stunned Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr said the German airline company is coming to terms with the fact that a Germanwings pilot apparently intentionally crashed an Airbus A320 into the French Alps on March 24.
French prosecutor Brice Robin speaks to the press
Prosecutor: Germanwings co-pilot intentionally descended A320
A French prosecutor said information from Germanwings flight 4U9525’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) indicates the co-pilot “through a voluntary act” descended the Airbus A320 into the French Alps.
Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr addresses media
BEA: Audio file extracted from Germanwings A320’s CVR 
French air accident investigation agency BEA has been able to extract an audio file from Germanwings flight 4U9525’s damaged cockpit voice recorder (CVR), but is still searching for the flight data recorder (FDR) and has not reached any conclusions about why the Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps on March 24.
US airlines endorse ATC privatization 
American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker told Congress that US airlines favor moving US air traffic control (ATC) to “a commercialized, non-profit type governance structure.”
WestJet 737-700
WestJet issues another ‘scam’ warning 
For the second time in five months, Calgary-based WestJet has issued a “scam” warning related to a fraudulent offer for its services.
2015 SITA/ATW Baggage Survey 
Continued improvement in baggage handling performance demands vigilance.
FedEx MD-11F
FedEx: Don’t ‘capitulate’ to US passenger airlines on Open Skies  2
FedEx Corp. is pushing back hard against major US passenger airlines that, in the cargo giant’s view, are trying to get the US government to alter Open Skies agreements with Middle East states that are integral to FedEx’s business.
EU seeks mandate for talks with Gulf states over subsidies 
Citing “distortions in the market,” European Union (EU) transport commissioner Violeta Bulc said she will seek a new mandate from EU countries to open talks with the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia over “unfair subsidies to airlines.”
Significant FAA reform discussed; disagreements center on funding  1
Openness to a restructuring of FAA—including fundamental air traffic control (ATC) reform—appears to be widespread in government and among industry stakeholders, but disputes over the agency’s funding threaten to unravel any potential consensus on reorganizing FAA.
Boeing 747-8I
Boeing 747-8I gains 330-minute ETOPS approval  2
FAA granted 330-minute extended operations (ETOPS) approval for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, marking the first time a four-engine commercial passenger aircraft has gained 330-minute ETOPS approval.
Boeing’s Conner: Ex-Im Bank supports 1.4 million US aerospace jobs  2
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner continued to lobby on behalf of a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), saying elimination of Ex-Im financing for commercial aircraft would have a seriously negative impact on Boeing and the US economy.

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