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.

FAA works to restore traffic at Chicago airports following fire 
FAA said it is working to restore full service to Chicago’s airports following a “criminal incident and fire” Friday at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Illinois that led to ground stops at Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and Midway (MDW) airports.
Old and new American Airlines’ tails
American Airlines seeks permission for Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing flights 
American Airlines plans to operate Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)-Beijing (PEK) Boeing 777-200ER flights starting next summer.
Fire at Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center grounds O’Hare, Midway flights 
A fire in FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Illinois led to the grounding of all flights at Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports Friday morning.
Emirates A380
Emirates pushing for A380neo launch, but Airbus not convinced 
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is trying to persuade Airbus to launch a re-engined A380, pledging to place an order for at least 60 A380neo aircraft if the manufacturer were to move forward with the program in the next six months.
Rendering of MRJ90
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to rollout first MRJ in October 
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has informed media that it will hold a “rollout ceremony” for the first completed Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) on Oct. 18.
DOJ’s lawsuit forged unity among American, US Airways executives 
American Airlines president Scott Kirby said a “huge silver lining” of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit opposing the American-US Airways merger was that it brought executives from the two carriers together to battle “a common foe.”
Emirates president Tim Clark: Airline industry is ‘younger man’s game’ 
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark, who has been an integral part of the Dubai-based carrier’s executive management since its 1985 launch, hinted that there will be a time in the not-too-distant future when he will give up the reigns of the fast-growing airline.
JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 makes emergency landing at California airport 
A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 made an emergency landing Sept. 18 at Long Beach, California (LGB) shortly after taking off from the airport.
House transportation chairman calls for ‘big and bold’ FAA reauthorization 
House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has called FAA reauthorization “one of my highest priorities” and pledged to push for “transformational” aviation legislation next year.
US congressman: ATC privatization ‘on the table’  1
Privatization of the US’s air traffic control (ATC) system will be considered as part of the FAA reauthorization legislation Congress will take up next year, according to a House of Representatives member.
WestJet 737-800
Canadian LCC WestJet adds C$25 checked bag fee  2
WestJet will start charging a C$25 ($22.55) fee for a first checked bag for flights booked starting Sept. 15 for domestic Canadian or US transborder travel from Oct. 29.
Southwest to fly to Costa Rica from BWI; carrier emphasizing DC market 
Southwest Airlines’ eighth international destination will be San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), to which the carrier will operate daily flights from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) from March 7, 2015, subject to government approval.
US airports push for raising PFC cap to $8.50; airlines opposed  1
Nearly doubling the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) cap to $8.50 in next year’s FAA reauthorization bill is a top priority for US airports.
Republic CEO calls on Congress to repeal ‘absurd’ pilot qualification rule 
Republic Airways Holdings chairman, president and CEO Bryan Bedford said FAA’s requirement that pilots accumulate 1,500 flying hours before being hired by an airline is “leading to nationwide problems” and needs to be reversed.

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