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.


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.
United Airlines CFO Levy abruptly resigns 
United Airlines CFO Andrew Levy has resigned, effective immediately, and the Chicago-based airline said it has started a search for a replacement.
WTO rules EU failed to stop A350, A380 subsidies; both sides claim win 
In the long-running subsidies spat between Airbus and Boeing, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has determined in a first ruling that the European Union (EU) failed to stop illegal subsidies used to support the Airbus A380 and A350 programs.
Spirit plans to begin installations late this year.
Spirit Airlines, Thales sign fleetwide Wi-Fi deal 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines will equip its entire fleet with inflight Wi-Fi capability by mid-2019 as part of an ongoing effort to revamp its image and improve the value proposition of its product.
Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800
Copa 1Q net profit up 35% on strong demand 
Panama-based Copa Holdings reported a first-quarter 2018 net profit of $136.5 million, up 35.1% over net income of $101 million in the 2017 March quarter, as strong demand overcame rising fuel prices.
Southwest to serve Hawaii from California 
Southwest Airlines revealed the four continental US cities from which it plans to operate flights to Hawaii as it moves closer to selling tickets for the service.
CRJ900 in American livery
American Airlines orders Bombardier, Embraer regional jets 
American Airlines has split an order for 30 76-seat regional jets between Bombardier and Embraer, signing deals to buy 15 CRJ900s and 15 E175s.
US House passes FAA reauthorization bill to 2023 
The US Congress took a major step toward bringing an end to more than three years of contentious debate over FAA reauthorization with the House voting overwhelmingly to pass legislation that would authorize the agency through Sept. 30, 2023.
Southwest Airlines 737 MAX 8
Southwest reports 37% 1Q profit increase; takes 40 737 MAX options 
Southwest Airlines has exercised 40 Boeing 737-8 options, bringing its total 737 MAX firm orders to 280 aircraft, and plans to retire 40 737-700s as it takes delivery of the additional 737-8s from 2019-2022.
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