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.

DHS secretary Jeh Johnson swears in new TSA administrator Peter Neffenger.
Neffenger sworn in as TSA administrator, warns of ‘diffuse’ threat
Peter Neffenger was sworn in Monday as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amid the agency’s reevaluation of airport security following revelations of undercover agents bringing banned items through checkpoints.
DOJ investigating major US airlines’ capacity planning 1
[UPDATED] Major US airlines have been asked by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide information on communications they’ve had with one another, shareholders and financial analysts regarding capacity planning.
Latin America — Future Focused 
Latin American airlines continue to plan for what they believe will be a lucrative future even as the carriers endure struggles in the present.
North America — Powerhouse Market 
Even in his most optimistic moments, American Airlines Group chairman and CEO Doug Parker likely didn’t expect the merged American/US Airways would be by far the most profitable airline in the world in its first full year of operation.
The American Dream
Whichever way you look at it, consolidation has paid off for the US majors.
Editorial - Putting Pressure on ICAO
A failure to reach an accord on an international standard for aircraft emissions by the February 2016 deadline is now even more likely to lead to the regulatory mess airlines have long feared—governments around the world imposing a patchwork quilt of unilateral rules.
Emirates president Tim Clark at Washington DC press conference.
Emirates rebuts subsidy claims, says US airlines have ‘unclean hands’  2
Emirates Airline has issued a 192-page report rebutting subsidy allegations lodged against it by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, calling the US carriers’ argument “a mess of legal distortions and factual errors.”
Delta Air Lines 757-200
Delta to boost transcontinental capacity from New York JFK 
Delta Air Lines will expand transcontinental capacity on flights from New York JFK to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
United Airlines Boeing 737-700
United Airlines to acquire 5% stake in Brazil’s Azul 
United Airlines will spend $100 million to acquire a 5% stake in Azul Brazilian Airlines, and the two carriers have entered into a strategic partnership that will include codesharing and reciprocal loyalty program benefits.
Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800
Norwegian to operate flights to Caribbean from northeast US 
Norwegian Air Shuttle, which is still awaiting US Department of Transportation (DOT) approval for its Norwegian Air International (NAI) long-haul subsidiary, will fly from northeast US cities to the Caribbean in the winter.
ALPA: US pilot shortage is really ‘pilot pay shortage’  8
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll asserted that the pilot shortage cited by US regional airlines is really “a pilot pay shortage” that could be alleviated by higher starting salaries and more defined career paths for flight deck crew.
Muilenburg to become Boeing CEO July 1, succeeding McNerney 
Boeing president and COO Dennis Muilenburg will succeed Jim McNerney as Boeing’s CEO July 1, the company said Tuesday.
Senate overwhelmingly confirms Neffenger as TSA administrator 
The US Senate has confirmed Peter Neffenger, the vice commandant of the US Coast Guard, to be the next head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Airlines mulling MRJ orders waiting on first flight 
Airlines considering ordering the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) are waiting until after the aircraft’s planned first flight later this year before making a purchase decision, according to Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. president Hiromichi Morimoto.
Swiss International Air Lines CS100 on static display at the Paris Air Show
Swiss Bombardier CS100 moves from Le Bourget to Zurich 
The Swiss International Air Lines Bombardier CSeries that was on display at the Paris Air Show has flown to Zurich, where it will be demonstrated in advance of Swiss becoming the launch operator for the CS100 in mid-2016.

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