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.


House, Senate clash over ATC spinoff proposal
Familiar divisions over FAA reauthorization resurfaced in the US Congress this week as differing legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate.
CFM International wins over $27 billion worth of engine orders at Le Bourget
CFM International, the GE Aviation/Safran Aircraft Engines joint venture, secured orders for $27.3 billion worth of engines at list prices at this week’s Paris Air Show.
Rendering of MAX 10 in AerCap livery
AerCap latest to commit to MAX 10 as Boeing builds 737 MAX orders
Boeing continued to build its order book for the 737 MAX, including Netherlands-based lessor AerCap becoming the latest customer to commit to the 737 MAX 10 by converting 15 MAX 8 orders to MAX 10s.
PARIS AIR SHOW ANALYSIS: Five reasons for the widebody sales slump
While Airbus and Boeing racked up orders for narrowbody aircraft at the 2017 Paris Air Show, with the newly launched 737 MAX 10 garnering the most attention, widebody orders have been few and far between this week.
South Africa’s CemAir signs LOI for two Bombardier Q400s
Johannesburg-based CemAir signed a letter of intent (LOI) to order two Bombardier Q400s valued at $65 million at list prices.
CFM LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B gain ETOPS certification from FAA, EASA
CFM International’s LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines have gained 180-minute extended-range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval from FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Rendering of 787 in El Al livery
El Al firms three Boeing 787 orders
El Al Israel Airlines firmed up orders for two Boeing 787-8s and one 787-9 valued at more than $729 million at list prices.
Rendering of 737 MAX 7 and -8 in Air Lease livery
Air Lease Corp. adds 12 more 737 MAXs
Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corp. (ALC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to order five 737 Boeing MAX 7s and seven 737 MAX 8s.
Boeing 737 MAX 10
PARIS AIR SHOW ANALYSIS: Boeing identifies 190-270-seat sweet spot
The 737 MAX 10, launched by Boeing on the first day of the 2017 Paris Air Show, continued to be the story of the show on Day Two.
China’s Okay Airways, lessor ACG join MAX 10 launch customer group
China’s Okay Airways placed a firm order for 15 737 Boeing MAX aircraft, including eight MAX 10s, as Boeing continued to rack up commitments for the MAX at the Paris Air Show.
PARIS AIR SHOW ANALYSIS: Day One is all about narrowbodies
The 2017 Paris Air Show was expected to be focused on narrowbody aircraft, and Day One did not disappoint. The MAX vs. neo battle took center stage.
CFM wins major A320neo engine orders, commitments for MAX 10 engines
CFM International had a banner start to the Paris Air Show, winning more than $8 billion worth of LEAP family engine orders while the LEAP-1B was announced as the exclusive engine for the Boeing 737 MAX 10.
US President Donald Trump announces his Cuba policy in Miami June 16.
Trump rolls back Cuba reopening, but scheduled flights still allowed
US President Donald Trump moved to roll back some of his predecessor’s policy of reopening relations with Cuba, but Trump will keep the air services pact in place that allows commercial flights between the two countries.
TSA to trial computed tomography scanners at airport checkpoints
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be trialing computed tomography (CT) scanning technology this month at two airport checkpoint lanes, one in Phoenix and another in Boston.
Qatar Airways A380
Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker asks ICAO to step in
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has called on ICAO to step in to the diplomatic rift between Qatar and the Gulf states that have closed their airspace to Qatar Airways.