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 18 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.

TSA to test biometric fingerprint technology at checkpoints 
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is beginning tests of biometric fingerprint identification technology at two US airport checkpoint lanes—one in Atlanta and another in Denver.
Trump’s travel ban blocked again by US judiciary 
The block on US President Donald Trump’s revised executive order temporarily banning nationals from six countries from traveling to the US has been upheld by a second US federal appeals court.
Aeromexico Boeing 787-8
Aeromexico, Jet Airways ink codeshare MOU 
Aeromexico and India’s Jet Airways have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to start codesharing and allowing passengers to gain reciprocal frequent flier benefits.
Passengers demanding on-ground Wi-Fi experience in the air 
Whether airlines can re-create the on-ground Wi-Fi connectivity experience for passengers is debatable, but whether passengers want and expect that level of connectivity is not, according to a panel of players in the infight connectivity field.
US President Donald Trump
Trump administration reviewing ICAO aviation emissions agreement 
The Trump administration has not decided whether the US government will remain committed to the ICAO aviation emissions agreement and is unlikely to make a decision anytime soon, according to the US State Department.
Chao: Current FAA setup means capacity cannot be increased safely 
US transportation secretary Elaine Chao said FAA cannot both increase the country’s air system capacity and maintain safety in its current configuration.
Finnair Airbus A350-900
Finnair seeks to connect China to Cuba via Helsinki 
Finnair believes it can compete with Air China in connecting Chinese passengers to Cuba when it launches Helsinki-Havana flights in December, CEO Pekka Vauramo said.
AirBaltic CS300
Bombardier looks to convince airlines on CSeries at Paris Air Show 
Two years after Bombardier reintroduced the CSeries with a new senior management team at the 2015 Paris Air Show, the Canadian manufacturer hopes to build off the aircraft’s successful service entry to win new orders for the aircraft at the 2017 Paris Air Show later this month.
IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac addresses the 73rd IATA AGM in Cancun.
ICAO, IATA: Aviation emissions accord still on track 
ICAO and IATA officials are moving quickly to spread the message that the withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate agreement does not derail the aviation emissions agreement adopted by ICAO last year.
British Airways Boeing 787-9
IAG CEO Walsh criticizes BA systems shutdown coverage 
International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh emphasized that IAG subsidiary British Airways’ (BA) IT system did not fail during the recent episode that caused widespread flight cancellations, and offered criticism of the media for how the incident was covered.
IATA boosts 2017 airline profit forecast, cites strong world economy 
IATA has revised its global airline industry profit forecast for 2017 upwards by 5.4% to a net profit of $31.4 billion, citing a stronger than expected world economy.
IATA: Overcapacity hurting US-Cuba market 
Success in Cuba is a “middle- to long-term” prospect for airlines, particularly for US carriers that launched service to Cuba after the market was reopened to US commercial flights last year, according to IATA regional VP-Americas Peter Cerda.
IATA: Venezuela being cut off by airlines; United ends service 
Venezuela is nearing a point where air links with the rest of the world will be largely cut off, an IATA official warned.
Smoking laptop forces JetBlue A320 to make emergency landing 
A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 flying transcontinental made an emergency landing May 30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan after a passenger’s laptop computer emitted smoke.
MRJ, Embraer E2 GTF engines certified by FAA 
Pratt & Whitney has gained FAA certification for two variants of its geared turbofan (GTF) engine, the PW1200G and PW1900G.
Blogs & Commentary
Jul 21, 2017

Joon know your target audience? ​

Air France has finally given birth to new lower-cost airline Joon, but is the baby too genetically similar to its elderly parent to appeal to millennials?...More
Jul 7, 2017

Wait-and-see approach is still best on new US security requirements

The foundation is in place for the new standards to be problematic for airlines down the road....More
Jul 7, 2017

​Make it easy; make it different

More and more passengers are looking for ‘business as unusual’ from companies. They want their experience to be easy, different, human…and cheap....More
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