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 13 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 Jazz Canadair CRJ
Air Canada, Jazz extend capacity purchase agreement through 2025
Jazz Aviation and Air Canada have agreed to amend and extend their capacity purchase agreement (CPA) for regional flying, and Jazz has reached a tentative agreement with its pilots on a new labor contract.
Members of the Indonesian Navy prepare equipment to be lowered into the water
Authorities believe AirAsia A320’s FDR, CVR may have dislodged from tail
The Indonesian military is endeavoring to lift the tail section of the crashed Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 out of the Java Sea, and search and rescue officials are hopeful of finding the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR).
US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx speaks about aviation safety
Foxx: ‘Never been safer’ to fly, but still room for improvement
While it has been nearly six years since the last fatal crash involving a US commercial airline, US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx said there is still room to improve.
Airlines for America (A4A) CEO Nicholas Calio talks about FAA's new safety rule
FAA requires airlines to establish data-driven safety management systems
FAA has issued a final rule requiring all US commercial airlines to establish a safety management system (SMS), which uses data analysis to identify safety risks, by 2018.
American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
American wants Delta’s Seattle-Tokyo Haneda slot for daily 777 LAX flights
American Airlines has ramped up the battle for Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Tokyo Haneda route authority, submitting a formal application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting that the route be reallocated to American for daily Boeing 777-200 flights from Los Angeles (LAX).
Parts from Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501 recovered by Indonesian navy.
Indonesia disciplines ATC, airport officials; QZ8501’s tail ‘suspected’ to be found
Indonesia’s government said it has suspended a number of airport and air traffic control (ATC) officials who were on duty when Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 took off from Surabaya Dec. 28, while searchers in the Java Sea said the Airbus A320’s tail may have been spotted.
Editorial - Falling Short on Safety 
The fire aboard a parked Japan Airlines Boeing 787-8 in January 2013 is one of the most significant events in recent aviation history.
Stifled Potential
Latin American governments’ support for airline growth is uncertain at best.
Glorious Dawn
North America’s airlines have a changed mindset that is driving unprecedented profitability.
COMAC ARJ21 receives type certificate from CAAC 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has given a type certificate to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) ARJ21 regional jet, likely clearing the way for the long-delayed aircraft to enter service in 2015.
Bombardier wins order for 24 CRJ900s valued at $1.4 billion 
An unidentified customer has signed a firm order for 24 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the Canadian manufacturer said.
An AirAsia A320 being delivered at Airbus' Toulouse facility.
Search continues for missing AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 
A second day of searching for the AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320-200 that went missing over the Java Sea early Sunday has turned up no sign of the aircraft, authorities said Monday.
Southwest and AirTran tails
Southwest retires AirTran brand 
The final AirTran Airways-branded flight operated from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Tampa Bay International Airport Sunday, formally completing the 2011 Southwest Airlines-AirTran merger integration process.
Rendering of Airbus A330-800neo in Hawaiian Airlines’ livery
Hawaiian Airlines firms A330neo order 
Hawaiian Airlines has finalized its order for six Airbus A330-800neo aircraft, firming up a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed earlier this year.
Southwest Airlines 737 in new livery
Southwest details HOU international flights, adds Belize to network 
Southwest Airlines plans to operate Boeing 737 flights starting in late 2015 from its new Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) international terminal to four destinations in Mexico as well as San Jose, Costa Rica and Belize City, Belize.

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