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 18 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.

Azul Airbus A330-200
Azul grows international network, partnerships 
Azul Brazilian Airlines will add two more Brazil-Florida routes in December and has reached an expanded codeshare agreement with New York-based JetBlue Airways.
Southwest Boeing 737-700
Southwest ‘A-list’ passengers affected by technical issue 
Southwest Airlines said it is “working feverishly” to resolve a technical issue that is causing many of its highest-tier frequent flyers to receive low-status boarding positions.
Rendering of A320neo in Azul livery
Azul optimistic post-IPO; touts new aircraft 
São Paulo-based Azul Brazilian Airlines views more efficient aircraft joining its fleet—specifically the Airbus A320neo and Embraer E195-E2—and new revenue streams from ancillary fees as keys to what it is characterizing to investors as a “ton of upside” going forward.
Novair orders CTT Zonal Drying Systems for two A321neos 
Sweden-based CTT Systems has received an order from Stockholm-based Novair to equip two Airbus A321neos with Zonal Drying Systems.
Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900
Delta ends regional contract with ExpressJet, moves 31 CRJs to Endeavor 
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will move 31 Bombardier CRJs from ExpressJet Airlines to Endeavor Air, ending its contract with SkyWest Inc. subsidiary ExpressJet and expanding flying for its wholly owned regional subsidiary Endeavor.
David Pekoske (R) is sworn in as TSA administrator
New TSA administrator Pekoske weighs risk-based approach 
David Pekoske has been formally sworn in as administrator of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), taking command of a sprawling agency with about 60,000 employees that conducts security operations at nearly 450 US airports.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian (R) and New York governor Andrew Cuomo
Delta breaks ground on $4 billion New York LaGuardia terminal 
Delta Air Lines has broken ground on a 37-gate terminal at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) that will replace two aging terminal facilities.
JV formed to develop, produce A321-200 converted freighters 
Beaverton, Oregon-based Precision Aircraft Solutions (PAS) and Wilmington, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) have formed a joint venture (JV) company to develop a passenger-to-freighter conversion of the Airbus A321-200.
Group including several US airlines pushes back on majors’ Gulf campaign 
A group including several US airlines, US airports and US companies associated with tourism has urged Congress to reaffirm Open Skies agreements and reject pleas from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to take action against the major Gulf carriers over alleged subsidies.
Severe turbulence on American A330 sends 10 to hospital 
An American Airlines Airbus A330-300 encountered severe turbulence Aug. 5, leading to three passengers and seven crew members being taken to a hospital.
Boeing and largest supplier Spirit AeroSystems reach new accord 
Boeing and aircraft parts supplier Spirit AeroSystems have reached a tentative agreement on a new commercial agreement through 2022 that removes considerable uncertainty for both parties.
Pekoske confirmed by US Senate to be new TSA head 
David Pekoske, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has been unanimously confirmed by the US Senate.
United regional carrier CommutAir to add 21 more ERJ145s 
CommutAir, the Ohio-based regional airline that last year became 40%-owned by United Airlines, has reached agreement with United to accelerate the retirement of its turboprop fleet and add more regional jets.
Former IATA official de Oliveira named to lead ALTA 
The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has named Luis Felipe de Oliveira, a former IATA official and currently an executive with World Fuel Services, its new executive director.
Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways backs away from American investment 
Qatar Airways said it will no longer pursue buying a stake in American Airlines, contending “the investment no longer meets our objectives.”
Blogs & Commentary
Sep 21, 2017

FedEx’s Fred Smith puts e-commerce in perspective

The notion that there is an inexorable march toward e-commerce dominating retail is not borne out by analysis, Smith says....More
Sep 20, 2017

Airline & aviation workers’ heroic acts in disaster-hit regions

Harvey, Katia, Irma, Jose, Maria: a terrible family of destruction. And the brutal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season still has weeks to run and could potentially add more names to fear. I’d like to recognize here the ongoing dedication by the people of the commercial aviation industry who continue to support relief and aid efforts across all the regions affected....More
Sep 19, 2017

O’Leary’s Mea Culpa

Who thought we’d ever see the day that Michael O’Leary said sorry?...More
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