Aaron Karp

Editor in Chief,
Aviation Daily

Aaron Karp is the Editor in Chief of the Aviation Daily, a sister publication of Air Transport World. He joined Air Transport World as a senior editor in April 2006. He has covered commercial aviation since May 1999.

Airbus A321neo ACF roll-out
Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF able to seat 240 passengers 
Airbus has assembled the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex), a version of the re-engined narrowbody that allows for higher seating capacity.
Airbus acquires Colorado flight training facility 
Airbus has acquired Aurora, Colorado-based Strategic Simulation Solutions, expanding its North American flight training footprint.
Southwest Airlines 737 MAX 8
Southwest orders 40 more Boeing 737 MAX 8s 
Southwest Airlines has exercised 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8 options while deferring 23 737 MAX 7 deliveries, a fleet adjustment the Dallas-based carrier said was driven by the tax bill passed in late December by the US Congress.
US House transportation chair Shuster to retire at end of 2018 
US House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) will not seek re-election in 2018, explaining the move will allow him to focus his full attention on passing major, bipartisan infrastructure legislation through Congress.
Delta puts A350 at center of long-haul customer service transformation 
Delta debuted two new products on the A350: The Delta One Suite for business class and the Premium Select cabin, a new international premium economy offering.
2018 commercial aviation industry market forecast 
The global airline industry continues to prove it can deliver profits year after year.
Chic-fil-A meals passed out to passengers stranded at ATL
Delta works to recover following Atlanta airport blackout 
Delta Air Lines moved to restore operations Monday after a complete power outage at its base hub, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL), forced the airline to cancel about 1,300 flights Dec. 17 and 18.
Bombardier CSeries aircraft
Bombardier targets 40 CSeries deliveries in 2018 
Bombardier plans to double CSeries deliveries in 2018 compared to 2017, targeting 40 deliveries for next year.
Rendering of A321neo in Delta’s livery
Delta orders 100 A321neos valued at $12.7 billion; selects GTF engines 
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 100 Airbus A321neo aircraft, ending speculation on what was perhaps the most heated aircraft order campaign waged between Airbus and Boeing in recent months.
Emirates Airbus A380
US to hold informal talks with Gulf states, but takes no action on Open Skies 
The US State Department has informed US airlines and labor groups that it will not formally reopen negotiations on Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, but instead will engage the Gulf countries in informal talks over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines.
Air India Boeing 777-300ER
Air India incurs rising wheelchair costs at US airports 
Air India is contending with a rising trend of older passengers traveling between India and the US opting for wheelchair assistance at airports, particularly when arriving at or departing from US airports.
Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in as US homeland security secretary Dec. 6
Nielsen sworn in as US homeland security secretary 
Kirstjen Nielsen, formerly the White House deputy chief of staff and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief of staff, was sworn in as the new US homeland security secretary.
Delta Air Lines Airbus A319
Delta, WestJet sign MOU to form US-Canada transborder JV 
Delta Air Lines and Canada’s WestJet have signed a preliminary MOU to form a joint venture (JV) that will include coordinated schedules and pricing on US-Canada transborder flights.
Rendering of full-size Boom supersonic passenger aircraft
JAL invests $10 million in Boom, takes options on 20 supersonic aircraft 
Japan Airlines (JAL) has entered into a strategic partnership with Boom Technology, taking purchase options on 20 Boom supersonic passenger aircraft.
NTSB hearing set on American 767 ‘substantially damaged’ by 2016 engine fire 
The American Airlines Boeing 767-300 that experienced an uncontained engine failure during a takeoff roll Oct. 28, 2016 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was “substantially damaged,” according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 9, 2018

Plastics push

Irish LCC Ryanair has pledged to go single-use plastic-free within five years in a move that will hopefully kick other airlines into action....More
Feb 5, 2018

Pigs might fly, but they shouldn’t do so as service animals

Two US airlines, Delta and United, have issued stricter guidelines on what is required before a passenger can bring onboard an animal in an “emotional support” or “therapy” role....More
Jan 30, 2018

The Open Skies ‘big deal’ that isn’t

American, Delta and United still have little to show for the millions of dollars they’ve spent on publicity campaigns and legal work aimed at curtailing the growth of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways....More
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