Aaron Karp

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.

Articles
Executives from American Airlines, Compass Airlines and Embraer
American Airlines takes delivery of first Embraer E-175
American Airlines took delivery of the first of 60 Embraer E-175s it has on order during a Wednesday delivery ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
Rendering of E2
Embraer anticipates 400 more current generation E-Jets to be delivered 
Embraer plans to continue building current generation E-Jets through 2020 and expects to deliver about 400 more before transitioning entirely to E-Jet E2 production.
LATAM takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9
LATAM Airlines Group, parent of TAM and LAN Airlines, has become the first airline company in Latin America to take delivery the Boeing 787-9.
TransAsia: Right engine malfunctioned, pilots shut off left engine 8
Both of TransAsia Airways flight GE235’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M engines stopped producing thrust during the brief flight of the ATR 72-600, investigators said.
Rendering of A320neo and A321neo in Avianca livery
Avianca commits to 100 Airbus A320neos 1
Avianca Holdings, the Latin American airline power that has been studying the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX in advance of a much-anticipated large narrowbody order, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbus to order 100 A320neo family aircraft.
Wreckage of TransAsia ATR 72-600 on the Keelung River
Taiwan orders ATR 72s grounded, inspected following TransAsia crash
Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has ordered Taiwanese airlines TransAsia Airways and Uni Air to ground their ATR 72s and conduct engine inspections on the turboprops following the Feb. 4 crash of a TransAsia ATR 72-600 in Taipei.
WestJet Boeing 737-700
WestJet earns $224 million 2014 net profit, eyes fuel savings in 2015
WestJet earned net income of C$284 million ($224 million) in 2014, up 5.7% over a net profit of C$268.7 million in 2013, and was in the black for the 39th quarter in a row in the fourth quarter.
Q400 in Air Canada Express livery
Chorus Aviation orders 13 Bombardier Q400s 
Chorus Aviation, parent of Jazz Aviation, has finalized its amended capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Air Canada and placed an order for 13 firm Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft valued at $424 million plus 10 options.
Chorus president and CEO Joseph Randell
Pilot mobility, aircraft leasing keys to revamped Chorus Aviation 
Chorus Aviation, the parent company of Canada’s largest regional airline, has overhauled its business model—including securing an 11-year labor contract with its pilots.
Allegiant Air Boeing 757-200
Allegiant 2014 net profit down 6.1% to $86.7 million 
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., parent of Allegiant Air, posted 2014 net income of $86.7 million, down 6.1% from a net profit of $92.3 million in 2013.
American Airlines Boeing 737-800
American pilots ratify labor contract unifying AA/US Airways flight deck crew 
American Airlines (AA) pilots have ratified a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement that brings all of the flight deck crew of the former American and US Airways under one labor contract.
Malaysian government officially declares MH370 an accident with no survivors 
The government of Malaysia, citing Chicago Convention standards, has “officially” declared Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 “an accident,” stating that “all 239 of the passengers and crew onboard MH370 are presumed to have lost their lives.”
JetBlue Airways A320
JetBlue earns $401 million 2014 net profit; Mint ‘exceeding expectations’ 
JetBlue Airways reported a 2014 net profit of $401 million, more than doubling $168 million in net income in 2013, but conceded its return on invested capital (ROIC) needs to improve.
McNerney: Drop in fuel prices not affecting demand for Boeing aircraft 
Boeing chairman and CEO Jim McNerney said the steep drop in fuel prices in recent months is not hurting the demand environment for new commercial aircraft.
Boeing rides commercial strength to 19% net profit increase in 2014 
Boeing, boosted by a banner year for its Commercial Airplanes unit, reported 2014 net income of $5.45 billion, up 19% over a 2013 net profit of $4.59 billion.

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