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 15 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.

MRJ first engine run
MRJ first flight delayed again 
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has pushed back the first flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) from the current quarter to “September or October of this year,” but still plans for a second quarter 2017 first delivery.
American Airlines Boeing 737-800
FAA issues single operating certificate for American/US Airways 
American Airlines and US Airways are now operating under a single operating certificate issued by FAA.
Tony Tyler: Germanwings probe ‘shouldn’t set a precedent’ 
While not criticizing French authorities for their handling of the Germanwings flight 4U9525 investigation, IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler said it has been “highly unusual” and “shouldn’t set a precedent for the future.”
Delta Air Lines 737-900
SkyTeam members Delta, Aeromexico seek approval for JV 
SkyTeam partners Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico aim to launch a transborder joint venture (JV) for flights between the US and Mexico similar to the transatlantic JVs Delta operates with Virgin Atlantic Airways and Air France-KLM/Alitalia.
GTF leads Pratt to shift business model to aftermarket focus 
The PW1100G powering the Airbus A320neo will launch the GTF family of engines into the market when the re-engined narrowbody enters service later this year.
Pratt & Whitney gears up for A320neo’s service entry 
The engine manufacturer expects to deliver the first PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) production engines to Airbus by early in the 2015 third quarter for the A320neo, which is slated to enter service in the fourth quarter.
Air Canada Airbus A320 became airborne again after initial impact 
The Air Canada Airbus A320 that landed short at Halifax Stanfield International Airport early March 29 “collided with terrain” and then became airborne again before finally coming to a stop, creating an “extensive debris field,” according to Canadian investigators.
Delta Air Lines 757-200
DOT: Delta keeps Seattle-Haneda slot pair, must operate it daily 
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) said it will allow Delta Air Lines to retain rights to a Seattle-Tokyo Haneda slot pair, but warned it will reallocate the slot pair to American Airlines if Delta fails to operate the route daily year-round.
Airlines worldwide move to adopt new cockpit policy  1
In response to the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash, airlines around the world continued to move to implement a policy of requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times during flights.
Norwegian Boeing 737-800
Germanwings crash prompts changes to airlines' cockpit procedures  2
[UPDATED] Norwegian Air Shuttle and EasyJet were among the airlines that changed their cockpit procedures on Thursday in the wake of the Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash.
Carsten Spohr: ‘Darkest chapter’ in Lufthansa’s history 
Stunned Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr said the German airline company is coming to terms with the fact that a Germanwings pilot apparently intentionally crashed an Airbus A320 into the French Alps on March 24.
French prosecutor Brice Robin speaks to the press
Prosecutor: Germanwings co-pilot intentionally descended A320 
A French prosecutor said information from Germanwings flight 4U9525’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) indicates the co-pilot “through a voluntary act” descended the Airbus A320 into the French Alps.
Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr addresses media
BEA: Audio file extracted from Germanwings A320’s CVR 
French air accident investigation agency BEA has been able to extract an audio file from Germanwings flight 4U9525’s damaged cockpit voice recorder (CVR), but is still searching for the flight data recorder (FDR) and has not reached any conclusions about why the Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps on March 24.
US airlines endorse ATC privatization 
American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker told Congress that US airlines favor moving US air traffic control (ATC) to “a commercialized, non-profit type governance structure.”
WestJet 737-700
WestJet issues another ‘scam’ warning 
For the second time in five months, Calgary-based WestJet has issued a “scam” warning related to a fraudulent offer for its services.

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