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 16 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.

Lufthansa’s Buchholz becomes Bombardier’s chief procurement officer 1
Nico Buchholz, who was Lufthansa Group’s EVP-fleet management, has been named Bombardier’s new chief procurement officer (CPO).
Delta Air Lines A330-300
Delta: US airlines won’t extend campaign to carriers outside Gulf  1
Delta Air Lines considers majority state-owned Chinese airlines to be “totally different” than state-owned Middle East carriers, according to a Delta lawyer.
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada seeks to turn Toronto into premier international hub  1
Air Canada plans to aggressively market Toronto Pearson International Airport as “North America’s first global transit hub.”
Analysis - Seeking Pilots  1

Is there a pilot shortage in the US? It depends on whom you ask.

Rendering of E2 jet
Surging E-Jet sales have Embraer mulling production increase 
With E-Jet sales outpacing Embraer’s current production levels, the manufacturer will have to consider production increases starting as soon as next year.
Virgin America A320
Virgin America CEO predicts big fare hikes by US airlines in 2016  3
Virgin America CEO David Cush predicted big fare increases by US airlines, and urged the US government to protect the “competitive structure” of the industry.
United Airlines 787-9
United eyes 787 flights to secondary Chinese cities 
United Airlines is likely to use Boeing 787s to serve secondary cities in China, according to a senior executive.
Republic teetering after pilot union refuses to allow vote  4
Republic Airways Holdings said stalled labor talks with its pilots could force it down “an alternative path” that may include a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Boeing 777-9X
Boeing completes 777-9X firm configuration  6
Boeing has completed firm configuration for the 777-9X variant of the 777X program.
WestJet adds first widebody to fleet with delivery of Boeing 767-300ER 
WestJet has taken delivery of its first Boeing 767-300ER, adding a widebody aircraft to its fleet for the first time.
British Airways to start 787-9 flights to San Jose, California 
British Airways will launch Boeing 787-9 service between London Heathrow and San Jose, California next year.
Azul experiments with ‘Brazil Air Pass’ for US passengers 
Azul Brazilian Airlines is offering passengers from the US single-price passes for unlimited flying in Brazil over set time periods.
Airbus names GKN Aerospace’s Taylor head of US A320 facility 
Airbus has named GKN Aerospace executive Daryl Taylor to head its US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama.
Delta to launch Salt Lake City-Heathrow and JFK-Edinburgh flights 
Delta Air Lines will add two transatlantic routes next year to buttress its joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Boeing boosts aircraft demand forecast for China 
Boeing remains bullish on China's commercial aircraft market, valuing it at $950 billion over 20 years, up 9.2% from its previous forecast of $870 billion.

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