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 president Tim Canoll
ALPA: Mandate collision avoidance technology on UAVs
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is calling for Traffic Collision and Avoidance Systems (TCAS) technology to be mandated on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Boeing 2Q net profit drops 33% on tanker charge
Boeing reported second-quarter net income of $1.11 billion, down 32.7% from a net profit of $1.65 billion in the 2014 June quarter, as an $835 million charge on the KC-46 aerial refueler program dampened earnings.
TAM Boeing 777-300ER
TAM cutting domestic capacity in response to Brazil’s struggles
Citing Brazil’s “difficult economic scenario,” TAM said it will gradually reduce its domestic operations 8%-10% and cut about 500 employees.
Boeing 747-8
Boeing: World’s airlines need to hire 28,000 new pilots annually
Boeing has increased the number of pilots and maintenance technicians it forecasts will be needed by the world’s commercial airlines, reflecting a bulging order book for new aircraft.
ATW Analysis: DOJ investigates US majors, but where’s the case? 
Collusion, especially among competing airlines in the world’s largest commercial air transport market, is a serious charge.
FAA investigates 35 laser incidents in one night; 12 in New Jersey
There were 35 “laser incidents” reported by pilots in the US Wednesday night, including 12 incidents involving aircraft flying over New Jersey, according to FAA.
ANA 787-9
ANA to challenge Qantas on Haneda-Sydney route with 787 flights
All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to launch daily flights between Tokyo Haneda and Sydney from Dec. 11, subject to government approval.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900
Pilot vote leads Delta to cancel order for 40 737-900ERs, 20 E-190s
Delta Air Lines’ order for 40 new Boeing 737-900ERs and 20 used Embraer E-190s has been shelved owing to the carrier’s pilots rejecting a tentative agreement on a new labor contract.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta 2Q net profit up 85% to $1.49 billion
Delta Air Lines reported a second-quarter net profit of $1.49 billion, up 85% over net income of $801 million in the 2014 June quarter, as it kept costs in check in a disappointing revenue environment.
Spirit Airlines A319
Storms expected to dampen Spirit Airlines’ 2Q earnings
Spirit Airlines said it took a $20 million hit in the second quarter owing to “adverse weather.”
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta to buy $56 million worth of GOL shares
Delta Air Lines will deepen its ties to GOL, agreeing to invest up to $56 million in preferred shares newly issued by the Brazilian airline.
Sparking engine forces Southwest 737 to abort takeoff
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 aborted takeoff from Chicago Midway Airport late Wednesday after one of its engines appeared to spew fiery sparks as the aircraft was progressing down the runway.
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada to start Vancouver-Brisbane 787 flights in 2016
Air Canada will launch Boeing 787-8 Vancouver-Brisbane service in June 2016, subject to government approval.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United ‘recovering’ from nationwide grounding, blames technical problem
[UPDATED] United Airlines said it was "recovering" after a technical issue with its computer systems caused the nationwide grounding of all its mainline flights for more than 90 minutes Wednesday morning.
Rendering of A350-900 in TAM livery
Brazil’s TAM to fly A350 to Miami and Madrid in 2016
TAM, the Brazilian carrier that is part of LATAM Airlines Group, expects to take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in December and plans to deploy it on a domestic route initially.

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