Aaron Karp

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.

Articles
Allegiant details plans to add 13 purchased Airbus A319s to fleet 
Allegiant Travel Co., parent of “ultra” low-cost carrier Allegiant Air, said it has agreed to purchase 13 Airbus A319s for fleet growth, including 12 that are currently leased to an unidentified European carrier until 2018.
Japanese companies to provide 21% of Boeing 777X 
The Japan Aircraft Industries (JAI) consortium will provide about 21% of the major aircraft structure components on the Boeing 777X under terms of a memorandum of agreement signed this week.
UPS Boeing 767
UPS names Asia-Pacific head Canavan new president of UPS Airlines 
United Parcel Service (UPS) Asia-Pacific president Brendan Canavan has been named UPS Airlines president, replacing Mitch Nichols, who was promoted to the newly created position of UPS SVP-transportation and engineering.
Southwest 737’s winglet hits parked JetBlue A320’s horizontal stabilizer 
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 pushing back from the gate struck a parked JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 Tuesday morning at Boston Logan International Airport.
United Airlines Boeing 747-400
United Airlines to move to price-based loyalty program next year 
United Airlines is altering its MileagePlus frequent flyer program to reward miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown.
UPS Boeing 767
UPS names COO David Abney new CEO 
United Parcel Service (UPS) chairman and CEO Scott Davis will retire from his chief executive role on Sept. 1, to be replaced as CEO by UPS COO David Abney.
MRJ90
Pratt & Whitney delivers first MRJ GTF engine 
Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first PW1200G geared turbofan (GTF) engine to Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. for installation on the MRJ.
American Airlines A319
American lays out plan for new, integrated DFW operations center 
American Airlines plans to break ground in the next 30 days on a new integrated flight operations center near its Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) headquarters.
Bombardier CSeries flight test aircraft FTV1
CSeries flight test program halted by Bombardier after GTF engine failure 
Bombardier has grounded the CSeries flight test program while it investigates an engine failure that occurred May 29 on flight test aircraft FTV1 during ground testing.
Hong Kong Airlines A330-300
Hong Kong Airlines to place HX code on Air India 787 flights 
Hong Kong Airlines and Air India have signed a codeshare agreement that the carriers said is just the start of cooperation between them.
Bombardier CSeries flight test aircraft has ‘engine-related incident’ 
Bombardier has confirmed that CSeries flight test aircraft FTV1 experienced “an engine-related incident during stationary ground maintenance testing.”
UPS MD-11F
UPS opens expanded Taipei air hub, new Beijing distribution facility 
United Parcel Service (UPS) has opened a much larger processing facility at its Taipei air cargo hub located at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).
Brazil: Untapped Potential 
The explosive growth experienced by the Brazilian airline industry at the beginning of this decade has cooled considerably, but Brazil is still one of commercial aviation’s most dynamic markets. Importantly, it is fast-rising Latin America’s largest market.
Analysis - New Frontier 
Denver-based Frontier Airlines has become the latest US airline to embrace the “ultra” low cost-carrier (ULCC) model, joining fast-growing Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air.
Transport Canada approves PED use throughout flights 
Transport Canada has cleared the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) by airline passengers “during all phases of flight.”

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