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.

LATAM A320neo
LATAM becomes first to receive A320neo in the Americas
LATAM Airlines Group has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, becoming the first airline in the Americas and the fifth in the world to take delivery of the re-engined A320.
Kirby resigns as American’s president, named United’s president
American Airlines president Scott Kirby has resigned, effective immediately, to take the same position with rival United Airlines.
Southwest Airlines 737-800
Southwest, pilots reach ‘agreement in principle’ on new contract
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), the union representing the carrier’s 8,400 pilots, have reached an “agreement in principle” on a new contract, according to SWAPA.
Third E190-E2 flight test aircraft
Third Embraer E190-E2 joins flight test program
The third of four Embraer E190-E2 flight test aircraft has flown for the first time, the Brazilian manufacturer confirmed.
FAA grants 76 waivers to new UAV rule on first day
FAA approved 76 waivers to the new regulations for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operating commercially on just the first morning the agency’s small UAV rule, or Part 107, was in effect.
Truck rams into Southwest 737 at Omaha airport gate
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 parked at an airport gate was rammed by a pickup truck at Omaha (Nebraska) Eppley Airfield as passengers were boarding.
Air China Airbus A330
Air China to start Chengdu-Sydney A330 flights in November 
Beijing-based Air China from Nov. 11 will launch 3X-weekly Airbus A330-200 flights between Chengdu, China, and Sydney.
SITA IT Trends: Tailoring technology to passenger types
The interaction between passengers and self-service technology has reached a point of maturity where it is no longer about introducing interactive technology.
Analysis: System failures disrupt Southwest, Delta
Technology crashes force Delta and Southwest to cancel 4,000 combined flights, raising troubling questions
Low fuel prices driving airline profitability 
For all of airline executives’ assurances that sustained, strong profitability is possible without low fuel prices
NATCA president Paul Rinaldi
NATCA president: FAA falling behind on ATC technology 
FAA is stuck in “a vicious cycle” of deploying new air traffic control (ATC) technology so slowly that it becomes outdated by the time the technology is actually in use, NATCA president Paul Rinaldi said Aug. 24.
American winding down MD-80 fleet, retires 20 in single day 
American Airlines retired 20 MD-80s on Aug. 23 as it continues to wind down an aircraft type that was once a fleet workhorse.
Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330
Hawaiian Airlines pilots to establish strike-ops center 
Hawaiian Airlines pilots’ labor representatives said they will open a strike-operations center in September in Honolulu―the latest escalation of the pilots’ rhetoric in their stalled contract negotiations.
Analysis: Delta & Southwest technology crashes raise troubling questions 
Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are very different airlines. One is a global full-service airline with a fleet of varied aircraft types and multiple product offerings for passengers, while the other is the world’s original low-cost carrier with an all-Boeing 737 fleet, no business class and a mostly domestic operation.
Southwest 737-800
Southwest to launch LAX-Mexico flights in December 
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines plans to launch daily flights on Dec. 4 between Los Angeles International (LAX) and three Mexican destinations: Cancun (CUN), San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos (SJD) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR).
Blogs & Commentary
Sep 19, 2016

Economies of perception ​

People often talk about economies of scale increasing revenues and spreading costs, but size has another benefit: customer recognition....More
Sep 19, 2016

Defining TSA

As TSA approaches its 15th birthday in November, the agency continues to search for an identity....More
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