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.

US DOT bans Samsung Note7 smartphones from air transport

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an emergency order banning Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones from being transported by air in the US—either by passengers or as air cargo—because of fire concerns. The ban went into effect Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. eastern time in the US.

Boeing names new commercial aircraft sales head 
Boeing has named VP-sales Northeast Asia Ihssane Mounir the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP-sales and marketing, replacing John Wojick as the company’s top commercial aircraft salesperson.
Trainer Refinery
Delta’s oil refinery on track for $100 million full-year 2016 loss 
Delta Air Lines’ Trainer, Pennsylvania oil refinery is expected to incur an operating loss of about $100 million for the full-year 2016 after posting operating profits in both 2014 and 2015.
Delta Air Lines A330-300
Delta 3Q net profit down 4%; caps capacity growth at 1% through 2017 
Delta Air Lines reported a third-quarter 2016 net profit of $1.26 billion, down 4% from net income of $1.32 billion in the 2015 September quarter, as revenue dropped 6% year-over-year to $10.48 billion.
American Airlines Boeing 777-200
American, flight instructors reach tentative agreement 
American Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with its 300 flight crew training and simulator instructors on a new labor contract.
Richard Anderson departs Delta, stepping down as board chairman 
Richard Anderson has retired as executive chairman of Delta Air Lines’ board of directors, departing from the Atlanta-based airline on which he left an indelible mark over the last nine years.
FAA proposes fourth hazmat fine against Amazon this year 
FAA has proposed a $78,000 civil penalty against Seattle-based Amazon for allegedly violating US hazardous materials regulations, the fourth time this year FAA has alleged the online retail giant has violated hazmat rules.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200
Delta to launch DCA-LAX 757 flights in 2017 
Delta Air Lines will launch daily Washington National (DCA)-Los Angeles (LAX) service starting April 24, 2017.
Rendering of 737 MAX 8 in Qatar Airways’ livery
Qatar Airways orders 40 Boeing widebodies, commits to 60 737 MAX 8s 
Qatar Airways has placed an order for 30 Boeing 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs, and signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s.
TSA agent with explosive-detection dog at New York LaGuardia Airport
TSA administrator ‘a huge fan’ of third-party canine cargo screening 
US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) head Peter Neffenger expressed support for using third-party canines to inspect air cargo for explosives.
FAA: Shift away from enforcement mindset enhances safety 
FAA officials said the “compliance philosophy” adopted by the agency a year ago, which shifted FAA’s emphasis away from punitive enforcement actions, has enabled it to aggregate and analyze key safety data voluntarily provided by airlines less concerned about being penalized.
CBP cargo security focus is on managing, rather than eliminating, risk 
Managing risk, rather than eliminating it, has to be the focus of air cargo security efforts, US Customs and Border Protection commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said.
ACI calls for ‘common sense’ landside security following bombings 
Airports Council International (ACI) has called for “a common sense approach to landside security” at the world’s airports in a resolution adopted at the group’s recently concluded general assembly in Montreal.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 777-200LR
Delta, pilots reach agreement in principle on new contract 
Delta Air Lines and its pilots’ union leadership have reached a “comprehensive agreement in principle” on a new labor contract, according to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
Monarch Airbus A320
UK CAA allows Monarch Airlines to continue flying 
Monarch Airlines has received a 12-day extension of its Air Travel Operators’ License from UK regulators, allowing the carrier to keep flying.
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 1, 2016

Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary

US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an uncontentious nominee with the Senate....More
Nov 29, 2016

Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute is a proxy fight with a larger goal

Airbus and Boeing fear they will not be able to live with the kinds of state support that budding rivals may receive....More
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