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.

Alaska Air Group details post-merger Virgin America leadership 
Alaska Airlines president and COO Ben Minicucci will additionally take on the role of Virgin America CEO when Alaska Air Group’s acquisition of Virgin America closes.
Senate passes FAA extension by 89-4 vote 
The US Senate has overwhelmingly passed an extension of FAA’s authorization through Sept. 30, 2017, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama for signature into law.
China Aircraft Leasing chooses CFM56-5B for A320ceos 
Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Co. (CALC) has selected CFM International CFM56-5B engines to power Airbus A320ceos delivering in 2017 and 2018.
SHOW ANALYSIS: Engines remain at center stage 
As has been the trend at major international air shows in recent years, the news out of the 2016 Farnborough Airshow is as much—if not more—about engines as the aircraft to which the engines are affixed.
Gulf Air and Rolls-Royce execs
Gulf Air chooses Trent 1000 to power Boeing 787s 
Bahrain-based Gulf Air has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine to power its Boeing 787-9s in a deal valued at $900 million.
Vietnam Airlines names Duong Tri Thanh new CEO 
Vietnam Airlines has named Duong Tri Thanh, who has been Jetstar Pacific Airlines’ chairman since 2012, as its new president and CEO.
US House passes FAA extension to Sept. 30, 2017 
The US House of Representatives has passed an extension of FAA’s authorization to Sept. 30, 2017, as lawmakers scramble to avoid a lapse in the agency’s authority.
TAP Portugal chooses LEAP-1A to power A320neos 
TAP Portugal has chosen the CFM International LEAP-1A engine to power its fleet of A320neo family aircraft.
Asiana picks LEAP-1A for A321neos 
Seoul-based Asiana Airlines has selected CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine to power 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
Jetstar Pacific A320
Jetstar Pacific inks MOU for 10 A320ceos 
Ho Chi Minh City-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar Pacific Airlines has signed an MOU with Airbus to order 10 A320ceo aircraft valued at $980 million at list prices.
Arikia and Airbus executives
Israel’s Arkia orders four Airbus A330neos 
Tel Aviv-based Arkia Israeli Airlines has firmed an order for four A330-900neo aircraft valued at $1.15 billion at list prices.
Airbus, Boeing bullish on commercial aircraft demand 
Both Airbus and Boeing released bullish forecasts for the global commercial aircraft market on the opening day of the Farnborough Airshow, with Boeing projecting slightly stronger demand.
Local councils across UK push for Heathrow expansion 
Local council leaders in the UK have urged the UK government to move ahead with adding a third runway to London Heathrow Airport despite the recent Brexit vote.
Bombardier CS300 certified by Transport Canada 
Transport Canada has awarded type certification to the Bombardier CS300, the larger version of the CSeries slated to enter service with airBaltic in the 2016 fourth quarter.
Southwest to operate seasonal New York Newark-Puerto Rico flights 
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines will add seasonal, weekly service between New York Newark and San Juan, Puerto Rico starting Dec. 17.
Blogs & Commentary
Aug 24, 2016

Would airliners be safer without pilots? No, says NTSB chairman

Christopher Hart argues that 'human pilots are still crucial'...More
Aug 18, 2016

The significance of United’s CFO selection

Oscar Munoz is not afraid of bringing ULCC attributes into United’s business....More
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