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.

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.
Canadian investigators: 2014 CSeries fire caused by failed seal
A May 2014 Bombardier CSeries flight test aircraft fire, which grounded CSeries flight testing for more than three months, was caused by the failure of the seal on an engine oil feed tube, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has concluded.
E170 ecoDemonstrator
Embraer E170 to be latest testbed in Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program
An Embraer E170 will be the next aircraft to be used as a testbed in Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program.
Congress to vote on extending FAA’s authority through September 2017 1
Leaders of transportation panels in both houses of the US Congress say they have reached agreement on a bipartisan extension of FAA’s authorization through Sept. 30, 2017. The agreement is expected to be voted on in both the House of Representatives and Senate ahead of FAA’s authority expiring July 15.
TSA to deploy ‘automated’ screening lanes at four American Airlines hubs
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will test what it is calling “automated” passenger screening lanes at security checkpoints at four major US airports later this year.
Norwegian 787
DOT denies Norwegian UK temporary authority to fly to the US 6
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has dismissed Norwegian UK’s request for an exemption to fly to the US while DOT reviews the Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary’s application for a permanent foreign air carrier permit.
UPS 767F
UPS, pilots reach tentative agreement after five years of talks
After nearly five years of sometimes contentious negotiations, Louisville, Kentucky-based UPS Airlines and the union representing its pilots have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract.
Pratt & Whitney to base GTF MRO work in Columbus, Georgia
East Hartford, Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney will invest $65 million in its engine overhaul facility in Columbus, Georgia, to enable the facility to be the North American maintenance site for geared turbofan (GTF) engines.
United flight attendants to vote on five-year labor contract
United Airlines flight attendants’ union leaders have unanimously backed the terms of a proposed five-year labor contract that will now be sent to rank-and-file flight attendants for a ratification vote.
ANA orders three Bombardier Q400s
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has placed a firm order for three Bombardier Q400s.
Passengers comfort each other outside Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Istanbul Ataturk terror attack death toll rises to 41; airport reopens
The death toll from the July 28 terrorist attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) has risen to 41 people, with more than 200 injured, according to Turkish officials.
Ambulance outside Istanbul Ataturk Airport in aftermath of explosions
Turkish government: Istanbul Ataturk Airport explosions kill 28 
[UPDATED] Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) was hit by explosions June 28 and, according to Turkish state television, at least 28 people were killed and at least 60 were wounded.
2016 World Airline Report - Latin America - Roughing It Out 
There is a lot of second-guessing in the Latin American airline industry.
Blogs & Commentary
Jul 22, 2016

The big divide between airlines & Wall Street: PRASM

Sluggish PRASM performance is keeping US airline stock prices low....More
Jul 22, 2016

Is this the worst-ever airline flight safety video?

Air New Zealand has released its latest flight safety video. The Kiwi airline is famous for its fun videos and they are usually popular, but I have to say that I think they’ve produced a dud this time....More
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