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.

Malaysia Airlines 777 with 295 passengers and crew crashes in Ukraine 
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew has crashed in Ukraine.
Malaysia Airlines loses contact with 777 over Ukraine 
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 has crashed in Ukraine, according to multiple reports.
Rendering of Airbus A330-900neo in Transaero livery
Transaero tops off Farnborough A330neo commitments with LOI for 12 
Russia’s Transaero Airlines has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Airbus to purchase 12 A330neos plus eight A330ceos.
New ATR CEO puts 90-seat turboprop on hold 
New ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac is backing away from his predecessor’s aggressive push to build a 90-seat turboprop.
Airbus COO-customers John Leahy
Airbus gets commitments for 496 aircraft in best-ever Farnborough performance 
Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier said the European manufacturer had one its most successful air show performances ever at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow, where it won commitments for 496 aircraft worth more than $75 billion over four days.
CFM International gains commitments for more than 1,000 engines at Farnborough 
CFM International, the GE Aviation/Snecma joint venture, said it secured orders/commitments and service agreements for 1,062 engines at the Farnborough Airshow.
Rendering of Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Hainan livery
Hainan Airlines commits to 50 737 MAX 8s worth more than $5 billion 
China’s Hainan Airlines is finalizing terms with Boeing on a purchase agreement for 50 737 MAX 8s valued at $5.1 billion at list prices.
Boeing bullish; adds 200-seat 737 MAX 8 
The global airline industry “is in better shape than it’s been in since the 1990s,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner said Monday at the Farnborough Airshow, predicting “phenomenal growth” in commercial aircraft sales over the next two decades.
Eastern Air Lines Group president and CEO Edward Wegal
Reviving Eastern Air Lines agrees to order 20 MRJs 
Eastern Air Lines Group, a Miami-based start-up trying to revive the iconic airline brand, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to order 20 firm MRJ90s plus hold purchase rights for 20 more of the Japanese regional jets.
Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 at Boeing’s Paine Field in Everett
Boeing delivers first 787-9 to launch customer Air New Zealand 
Boeing has confirmed delivery of the first 787-9 to Air New Zealand, the launch customer for the larger version of the Dreamliner that received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification last month.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Southwest operates first international flights in its 44-year history  1
Two Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700s departed Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) Tuesday morning bound for the Caribbean, marking the first international flights in the 44-year history of the Dallas-based carrier.
DHS testing new methods for collecting passengers’ biometric information 
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated a comprehensive program to test processes for collecting the biometric information of most non-US citizens departing the US aboard commercial aircraft.
Obama to nominate Hart as NTSB chairman 
US President Barack Obama will nominate Christopher Hart to be chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400
WestJet Encore expanding to eastern Canada 
WestJet Encore, the turboprop regional affiliate of Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet, will start eastern Canadian operations this week.
Boeing: 777’s automated systems did not contribute to Asiana Flight 214 crash 
Boeing has rejected the US National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) conclusion that the 777-200ER’s automated systems contributed to the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 accident.

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