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.

FAA administrator Michael Huerta
FAA administrator Huerta ‘eager to engage’ in ATC reform debate
FAA administrator Michael Huerta said it is now the “right time to be asking critical questions” about the structure of US air traffic control (ATC), citing a stable and safe existing ATC system and a strong US airline industry.
LATAM A350-900
Qatar Airways leases four A350-900s from LATAM
Qatar Airways has reached an agreement with LATAM Airlines Group to lease four A350-900s for a period of 6-12 months.
‘Stretched’ to finance projects, US airports call for federal reforms
A day after US President Donald Trump reiterated his desire to invest money in US airport infrastructure in an address to Congress, US airport directors told lawmakers that financing infrastructure projects remains difficult and pushed for reforms by the federal government.
CFM LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A321neo certified
The CFM International LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A321neo has gained type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA.
US President Donald Trump addresses Congress Feb. 28.
Trump includes US airports in $1 trillion infrastructure push
US President Donald Trump has called on Congress to invest $1 trillion in US infrastructure, including US airports, which he has previously described as the “bottom of the rung” internationally.
US President Donald Trump addresses US state governors at the White House
Trump gives first hint of budget priorities; DOT may face reductions
US President Donald Trump has given the first preview of his budget priorities for the federal government, indicating significant spending reductions in areas outside of the military and law and immigration enforcement.
Amazon Prime air Boeing 767-300 converted freighter.
Atlas has acquired all 20 767s to be operated for Amazon 
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has secured all 20 Boeing 767-300s it will wet lease to Amazon, according to president and CEO Bill Flynn.
An octocopter delivery drone launches from a UPS truck.
UPS tests UAV launched from delivery truck’s roof 
United Parcel Service (UPS) has conducted a test delivery in which an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched from the top of a delivery truck and carried a package in a residential area.
Tomorrow’s Airport Checkpoint Will Be Faster, Safer 
Future airport check-in and security processes will be faster and safer as passengers seamlessly as pass through checkpoints.
Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F
Atlas Air Worldwide posts $41.5 million 2016 net profit 
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings earned a 2016 net profit of $41.5 million, a nearly six-times increase over net income of $7.3 million in 2015, though the 2015 results are skewed by one-time charges related to settling class-action litigation.
FedEx, USPS extend contract by four years 
FedEx Express, the airline arm of Memphis-based FedEx Corp., and the United States Postal Service (USPS) have extended a contract by four years under which FedEx provides express air transport services for USPS.
Analysis: Making ATC Great Again
US President Donald Trump vows to fix an "out of whack" ATC system and rebuild "obsolete" US airports.
Volaris A320
Volaris 2016 net profit up 42.8% 
Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris posted a 2016 net profit of MXN3.5 billion ($170 million), up 42.8% over net income of MXN2.46 billion in 2015, on a 29.3% year-over-year rise in revenue to MXN20.8 billion.
Boeing rolls out first 787-10 with Trump in attendance 
Boeing rolled out the first 787-10, the third and largest Dreamliner variant, from its plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, the exclusive final assembly site for 787-10 aircraft.
Smoked turkey sandwich meal
Delta brings back main cabin meal service on 12 domestic routes 
Delta Air Lines will begin including meals at no extra cost for all main cabin seats on 12 transcontinental domestic routes this spring, reversing a longstanding trend of US airlines not including meal service with economy-class tickets on domestic flights.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 22, 2017

Keep calm, but don't carry on!

The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....More
Mar 21, 2017

Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?...More
Mar 21, 2017

Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More
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