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.

Bombardier CS100
Bombardier: CSeries has accumulated 120 flight hours since testing resumed 
Bombardier has conducted more than 120 hours of CSeries flight testing since the test program resumed Sept. 7 after a 100-day grounding, and is holding to a second half of 2015 entry-into-service target.
SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200
SkyWest returns to black in 3Q, recovering from 1H deficit 
Utah-based SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, rebounded from a disappointing 2014 first half to post third-quarter net income of $41.3 million, up 56.4% from a net profit of $26.4 million in the September 2013 quarter.
Aeromexico Boeing 737-700
Grupo Aeroméxico 3Q net profit down 59% to $14.8 million 
Grupo Aeroméxico reported a MXP201 million ($14.8 million) net profit for the third quarter, a recovery from a net loss in the second quarter, but down 59.4% from net income of MXP495 million in the 2013 September quarter.
Spirit Airlines A319 in new livery, unveiled in September
Spirit 3Q net profit up 9.7%; gears up for major expansion in 2015 
Spirit Airlines posted third-quarter net income of $67 million, up 9.7% over a $61.1 million net profit in the prior-year period, and is confident it will lower unit costs in 2015 even as it grows capacity significantly.
FedEx MD-11F
FedEx expands early, time-definite delivery to more than 30 new countries 
FedEx Express is expanding its “International First” time-definite, door-to-door, early delivery service to more than 30 new countries, including China, South Korea and India.
Delta MD-88 captain Canoll elected new ALPA president 
Delta Air Lines pilot Tim Canoll has been elected as the new president of the Air Lines Pilots Association (ALPA), the union representing more than 51,000 pilots at 30 airlines in the US and Canada.
United Airlines Boeing 787
United more than doubles 3Q net profit as revenue rises, costs fall 
United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings posted its second straight strong earnings period in the third quarter, reporting net income of $924 million, indicating the carrier may finally be joining the US airline industry’s financial turnaround.
Boeing 3Q net income up 18% on strong performance by commercial unit 
Boeing’s third-quarter net income rose 18% year-over-year to $1.36 billion driven by a strong performance by its Commercial Airplanes unit.
Project Wing prototype vehicle lowering package to ground near Brisbane, Austral
Google confident UAVs will bring packages to city doorsteps 
Speedy package delivery in urban areas by small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) “is absolutely going to happen,” according to Nick Roy, the founder of Google’s Project Wing program.
American Airlines and US Airways tails
American Airlines, US Airways complete merger of cargo divisions 
American Airlines and US Airways have unified under a single air waybill, effectively completing the combination of the cargo divisions of the merging airlines.
FAA sends Congress a plan to speed up NextGen implementation 
FAA said it has sent a plan to Congress for accelerating the implementation of the satellite-based NextGen air traffic control (ATC) system.
Rolls-Royce issues profit warning; civil aircraft engine business remains strong 
Rolls-Royce has warned that a slowing global economy will stall revenue growth, telling investors that full-year 2014 revenue will fall 3.5% to 4% year-over-year.
Rendering of A330neo
Airbus to lower A330 production rate to nine monthly next year 
Airbus said it will build nine A330s per month instead of the current production rate of 10 starting in the 2015 fourth quarter.
TSA administrator Pistole to step down Dec. 31 
US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) head John Pistole will retire effective Dec. 31, TSA announced Thursday.
Delta Air Lines A330-200
Delta Air Lines earns $357 million 3Q net profit 
Delta Air Lines posted net income of $357 million for the third quarter, down 74% from a net profit of $1.37 billion in the 2013 September quarter.

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