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.

Southwest 737-800
Southwest to launch LAX-Mexico flights in December
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines plans to launch daily flights on Dec. 4 between Los Angeles International (LAX) and three Mexican destinations: Cancun (CUN), San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos (SJD) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR).
United names former Allegiant president Levy CFO
Former Allegiant Air president Andrew Levy has been named United Airlines CFO, filling a position that had been handled on an acting basis for more than a year.
Sunrise Airways ATR 42-320
Haiti’s Sunrise Airways plans Jamaica flights
Haiti-based Sunrise Airways said it is in the final phase of an application process to fly to/from Jamaica.
Artist rendering of Delta business-class suite to debut on Airbus A350 in 2017.
Delta to introduce all-suite business class on A350
Delta Air Lines will introduce an all-suite business-class cabin on its first Airbus A350-900 arriving next year, and will roll out the new business-class offering on additional aircraft over time.
Garuda Indonesia A330-200
FAA upgrades Indonesia’s safety rating, enabling Garuda to fly to US
FAA has upgraded Indonesia’s safety rating to Category 1, clearing the way for Garuda Indonesia to launch flights to the US.
JetBlue tailfins
JetBlue flight turbulence sends 24 to hospital
A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 diverted to a South Dakota airport on Aug. 11 after experiencing serious turbulence, and 24 passengers and crew were taken to a local hospital.
First Atlas Air Boeing 767-300F dedicated to Amazon
Atlas Air starts Amazon-dedicated freighter flights
A Boeing 767-300 converted freighter flight from Seattle to Wilmington, Ohio marked the inauguration of Amazon-dedicated air cargo service being provided on a contract basis by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings.
Rendering of CRJ900 in Air Canada Express livery
Jazz parent Chorus reports $18 million 2Q net profit
Halifax-based Chorus Aviation, the parent company of Canadian regional airline Jazz Aviation, reported a second-quarter net profit of C$23.7 million ($18.2 million), down 24.5% from net income of C$31.4 million in the 2015 June quarter.
WestJet Boeing 737-800
WestJet 2Q net profit drops 41%, cites weak Alberta economy 
Canadian low-cost carrier (LCC) WestJet reported a second-quarter net profit of C$36.7 million ($28.2 million), down 40.5% from net income of C$61.6 million in the 2015 June quarter, but the period did mark its 45th consecutive quarter in the black.
Explainer: EPA’s authority for regulating aircraft emissions 
In 2007, a divided US Supreme Court ruled that the 1970 Clean Air Act granted the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate automobile CO2 emissions.
EPA promises aircraft emissions standard ‘at least’ as strong as ICAO 
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its determination that aircraft greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions “contribute to the pollution that causes climate change and endangers Americans’ health and the environment.”
American Airlines Boeing 767-300
American 2Q net profit down 44%; not worried about Brexit 
American Airlines reported a 2016 second-quarter net profit of $950 million, down 44.3% from $1.7 billion in net income in the 2015 June quarter, as revenue fell 4.3% year-over-year to $10.36 billion.
American defers A350 deliveries, pushes first from 2017 to late 2018 
American Airlines has reached an agreement with Airbus to defer its first A350-900 delivery from the spring of 2017 to late 2018, and on average will take delivery of its 22 A350s 26 months later than previously planned.
Boeing 787-9
Boeing to take $2.1 billion 2Q hit across 787, 747-8 & KC-46 programs 
Boeing will report after-tax charges totaling $2.1 billion across three aircraft programs—the 787, 747-8 and KC-46 aerial refueler—in its July 27 second-quarter earnings release, the company has revealed.
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America tails
Alaska expects to make Virgin America brand decision by early 2017 
Alaska Air Group has reached an agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on the timing of the antitrust review of its proposed acquisition of Virgin America and expects the merger to close in the 2016 fourth quarter, according to Alaska CEO Brad Tilden.
Blogs & Commentary
Aug 31, 2016

Delta whines about JetBlue federal travel route rights

Delta’s got the blues again about competition, and this time the Atlanta mega carrier is whining about US carrier JetBlue Airways....More
Aug 31, 2016

Four questions arising from Scott Kirby's American-to-United move

What does United's president/CFO pairing of Kirby and Andrew Levy foretell?...More
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