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.

Air France-KLM Group chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac
Air France-KLM CEO de Juniac to become IATA director general 2
Air France-KLM Group chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac is set to replace the retiring Tony Tyler as IATA’s DG and CEO after a unanimous recommendation by the IATA board of governors.
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America tails
Alaska: SFO, LAX assets key in $4 billion deal to buy Virgin America
Alaska Air Group cited gaining a strong foothold in California as the primary driver in its proposed $4 billion acquisition of San Francisco-based Virgin America, which the Seattle-based carrier said gives it the opportunity to become the leading domestic-services airline on the US West Coast.
Delta 757-200
Delta, pilots seek federal mediation in contract talks
Delta Air Lines and its pilots, represented by the Air Lines Pilots Association (ALPA), are seeking US federal government mediation in their labor negotiations.
Avianca names Microsoft executive Rincón as new CEO 1
Avianca Holdings has named Microsoft Latin America president Hernán Rincón as its new CEO, replacing Fabio Villegas, who resigned in January.
FedEx A300-600F
Brazil rejects UPS appeal of FedEx-TNT merger approval 
Brazilian regulatory agency Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) has rejected United Parcel Service’s (UPS) appeal of CADE’s approval of the FedEx Corp.-TNT Express merger.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes to cut 4,000 jobs by mid-year 
Boeing said it is cutting about 4,000 jobs in its Commercial Airplanes unit through mid-year as part of a cost reduction campaign.
Virgin America A320
Reports: Virgin America in buy-out talks with Alaska, JetBlue 
Virgin America, which started operations out of San Francisco in 2007, is reportedly in talks to sell itself to either Alaska Air Group or US independent JetBlue Airways.
American Airlines operates Boeing 787s from Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare
American vs. Delta for Los Angeles-Beijing authority 
American Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for permission to fly daily between Los Angeles (LAX) and Beijing (PEK), pitting it against rival Delta Air Lines for the route authority.
Embraer forecasts 720 70-130 seat jets for Latin America by 2036 
Embraer has forecasted that Latin American airlines will take delivery of 720 new jets with between 70 and 130 seats over the next 20 years.
FAA raises blanket commercial UAV altitude restriction to 400 feet 
FAA has lifted the allowed altitude for commercial and governmental unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) weighing less than 55 lbs. to 400 feet.
FAA projects 7 million UAVs sold in US by 2020 
FAA has forecasted total annual unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sales of 7 million in the US by 2020 and also released a new report detailing UAV sightings around airports, which the agency said have “increased dramatically over the past two years.”
FAA ups 20-year US airline traffic forecast following strong 2015 
Demand for air travel in the US in 2015 grew at the fastest rate since 2007, according to FAA, which has slightly increased its 20-year annual growth rate forecast for US airline traffic.
Azul A330-200
Azul to place its code on JetBlue flights from two Florida cities 
JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines have reached an agreement under which Azul will place its code on JetBlue flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO).
Possible MH370 aircraft debris
Australian government: Mozambique debris ‘almost certainly’ from MH370 
Australian minister for infrastructure and transport Darren Chester said Australia has concluded aircraft debris recently found off the coast of Mozambique “almost certainly” came from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
United Airlines 787-9
United and Air China extend, deepen partnership  1
Star Alliance partners United Airlines and Air China said they have inked a multi-year agreement to extend and expand their strategic partnership.
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