Aaron Karp

Editor in Chief,
Aviation Daily

Aaron Karp is the Editor in Chief of Aviation Daily, a sister publication of Air Transport World. He joined Air Transport World as a senior editor in April 2006. He has covered commercial aviation since May 1999.


United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United adds four Boeing 787s
United Airlines added four more Boeing 787s to its orderbook for the type, bringing its total 787 orders to 55 aircraft.
DHL Express
DHL Express orders 14 Boeing 777 freighters
Bonn, Germany-based DHL Express placed a firm order for 14 Boeing 777 freighters valued at $4.7 billion at list prices, plus took purchase options for seven more 777Fs.
Delta Air Lines A350-900
Delta 2Q net profit down 14% on higher fuel prices 
A strong demand environment enabled Delta Air Lines to somewhat mitigate surging fuel prices to post a $1.03 billion net profit for the second quarter.
Airbus completes takeover of Bombardier CSeries program
Airbus and Bombardier confirmed the transaction transferring majority control of the CSeries program to Airbus was completed as scheduled July 1.
JetBlue adds new Havana flights from Boston, Fort Lauderdale
New York-based JetBlue Airways will launch Saturday Boston-Havana flights and add a second daily Fort Lauderdale, Florida-Havana service in November, as the carrier ramps up its commitment to the US-Cuba market.
UK Parliament overwhelmingly approves third London Heathrow runway
The UK House of Commons voted by a 415-119 margin to approve the building of a third runway at London Heathrow Airport.
Shai Weiss
Virgin Atlantic names new CEO as Kreeger steps down at year-end
Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger will step down at the end of the year and be succeeded by Shai Weiss, the UK carrier’s current CCO and former CFO, on Jan. 1, 2019.
FedEx Boeing 777F
FedEx to take 24 more Boeing freighters in $6.6 billion order
FedEx Corp. has ordered 24 more Boeing freighters, comprising 12 767Fs and 12 777Fs.
Concerns grow over CORSIA timetable 
Finalizing and formally adopting regulations later in June for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions for the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is critical to keep the ICAO program on track to start on time, according to the head of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
North American airlines continue to be most profitable 
Airline profitability remains uneven geographically, with carriers in much of the world struggling to earn a profit even as the overall industry continues to generate record revenue and earn robust annual income.
IATA lowers 2018 profit forecast 12% as fuel costs rise 
IATA downgraded its 2018 profit forecast for the global airline industry, projecting airlines will collectively earn $33.8 billion this year, down 12% from the $38.4 billion predicted in December 2017.
Timeline unclear for Star Alliance’s new integrated passenger systems 
Star Alliance is beginning to implement a digital services platform (DSP) that will allow passengers to do things such as track their bags and complete seat assignments when they buy an interline ticket that goes across alliance airlines. But when the process will be completed is not clear.
Oneworld alliance launches ‘connect’ tier with Fiji Airways 
The oneworld global alliance has introduced a new tier of membership, with Fiji Airways becoming the first oneworld connect partner.
US ATM reform hopes die with FAA bill 
US Congress took a major step in late April toward bringing an end to more than three years of contentious debate over FAA reauthorization.
Interview: New WestJet CEO sets sights on growth 
Ed Sims brings a global perspective to WestJet’s executive team as the airline transitions from LCC to a full-service international carrier.
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