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.

FAA proposes fourth hazmat fine against Amazon this year
FAA has proposed a $78,000 civil penalty against Seattle-based Amazon for allegedly violating US hazardous materials regulations, the fourth time this year FAA has alleged the online retail giant has violated hazmat rules.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200
Delta to launch DCA-LAX 757 flights in 2017
Delta Air Lines will launch daily Washington National (DCA)-Los Angeles (LAX) service starting April 24, 2017.
Rendering of 737 MAX 8 in Qatar Airways’ livery
Qatar Airways orders 40 Boeing widebodies, commits to 60 737 MAX 8s
Qatar Airways has placed an order for 30 Boeing 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs, and signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s.
TSA agent with explosive-detection dog at New York LaGuardia Airport
TSA administrator ‘a huge fan’ of third-party canine cargo screening 
US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) head Peter Neffenger expressed support for using third-party canines to inspect air cargo for explosives.
FAA: Shift away from enforcement mindset enhances safety
FAA officials said the “compliance philosophy” adopted by the agency a year ago, which shifted FAA’s emphasis away from punitive enforcement actions, has enabled it to aggregate and analyze key safety data voluntarily provided by airlines less concerned about being penalized.
CBP cargo security focus is on managing, rather than eliminating, risk
Managing risk, rather than eliminating it, has to be the focus of air cargo security efforts, US Customs and Border Protection commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said.
ACI calls for ‘common sense’ landside security following bombings
Airports Council International (ACI) has called for “a common sense approach to landside security” at the world’s airports in a resolution adopted at the group’s recently concluded general assembly in Montreal.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200LR
Delta, pilots reach agreement in principle on new contract
Delta Air Lines and its pilots’ union leadership have reached a “comprehensive agreement in principle” on a new labor contract, according to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
Monarch Airbus A320
UK CAA allows Monarch Airlines to continue flying
Monarch Airlines has received a 12-day extension of its Air Travel Operators’ License from UK regulators, allowing the carrier to keep flying.
United nears labor peace, with mechanics set to vote on contract
The last of United Airlines’ labor groups without a new contract―the carrier’s 9,000 aircraft mechanics―are poised to hold a ratification vote on a new, six-year collective bargaining agreement.
Flight Safety Foundation: MH17 criminal prosecution may be appropriate
The US-based Flight Safety Foundation said investigators’ conclusion about the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 may make this the rare airline crash that calls for a criminal prosecution.
Air Canada Boeing 787-9
Air Canada adds two more 787 routes
Air Canada plans to launch daily Vancouver-Taipei and 3X-weekly Toronto-Mumbai flights using Boeing 787-9s in 2017.
IATA: Unruly passenger incidents up 16.5% in 2015
Unruly passenger incidents aboard commercial aircraft increased 16.5% in 2015 over 2014, according to IATA figures.
United Airlines chief technical pilot-communications Chuck Stewart
FAA touts Data Comm installations at 45 US airport ATC towers
Enabling controllers at airport air traffic control (ATC) towers to transmit flight clearance information to pilots via text message will reduce flight delays and potentially expand capacity at crowded airports, according to FAA.
Former Southwest president Barrett to receive Wright Memorial award
Former Southwest Airlines president Colleen Barrett has been named the 2016 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy recipient by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).
Blogs & Commentary
Oct 21, 2016

Three reasons why major US airlines are not planning to grow in 2017

American, Delta and United appear to be bringing growth to a near halt through next year....More
Oct 19, 2016

DOT’s new “competition” rules for US airlines have nothing to do with competition

The White House press conference held Wednesday was purportedly about competition among US airlines. It was nothing of the sort....More
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