Aaron Karp

Aaron
Karp

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

Articles
Boeing 737-9, Second MAX Variant, Certified By FAA 
The Boeing 737-9 has gained FAA certification, clearing the way for the second variant in the MAX family to enter commercial service.
Bombardier CEO: Delta C Series Deliveries To Start This Year 
Bombardier expects to begin delivering C Series aircraft to Delta Air Lines this year, saying there is no longer any impediment to delivering CS100s straight from its Mirabel, Canada, final assembly line to the Atlanta-based airline.
Analysis: Pratt’s GTF Momentum Halted By A320neo Crisis  
While the ramp-up problem in particular has affected both A320neo-family and Bombardier C Series delivery schedules, Pratt’s string of GTF challenges has hurt the engine manufacturer most on the A320neo-family program.
Airbus Stops Taking PW1100G Engines  28
Airbus has decided to stop accepting additional Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines after a series of inflight shutdowns and aborted take-offs were reported its A320neo family airliners.
Pratt-powered Airbus A320neo
EASA Warns Of Potential GTF-Powered A320neo Safety Issue 
A Pratt & Whitney spokesperson said the issue relates to the knife-edge seal in the high-pressure compressor (HPC) aft hub on a “limited sub-population” of PW1100G engines.
U.S. President Donald Trump
Trump’s FAA Budget Will Provide Clues On ATC Stance 
The Feb. 12 release of the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal for fiscal 2019 will provide insight into how much of a priority President Donald Trump still places on spinning off U.S. air traffic control from the FAA.
U.S. President Donald Trump
Trump’s Budget Will Provide Clues On ATC Stance 
The Feb. 12 release of the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal for fiscal 2019 will provide insight into how much of a priority President Donald Trump still places on spinning off U.S. air traffic control from the FAA.
WestJet Does Not Fear ‘Cannibalization’ From Swoop 
Swoop, Canadian carrier WestJet’s standalone ULCC subsidiary scheduled to launch in June, could eventually have a fleet of as many as 40 aircraft, WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky said.
UPS Orders More Boeings, Cites ‘Unprecedented Demand’ 
United Parcel Service (UPS) has exercised all of its 14 Boeing 747-8 freighter options, firming the aircraft for delivery on “an expedited schedule.”
Boeing 737-8
Boeing Sees Aircraft Deliveries Reaching New Record In 2018 
Boeing expects to easily top its 763 commercial aircraft deliveries in 2017—an industry record—with 810-815 this year.
Spirit, Pilots Appear Close To Contract Resolution 
Nearly three years of contentious negotiations between ULCC Spirit Airlines and its pilots may be nearing an end, as the carrier’s flight-deck crews prepare to vote on a tentative agreement for a new, five-year contract.
U.S. Majors Laud Civil Aviation Agreement With Qatar 
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has confirmed the U.S. and Qatar have reached “understandings … on civil aviation” aimed at addressing the concerns of U.S. major airlines about alleged subsidies to Gulf carriers.
Hawaiian Anticipates A321neos Will Boost Route Network In 2018 
Returning to positive unit revenue growth has been a challenge for most of the U.S. airline industry for the last couple of years, but not for Hawaiian Airlines, which reported 6.4% year-over-year (YOY) growth in revenue per available seat-mile (RASM) in 2017.
United’s Aggressive Growth Plan Spooks Wall Street  1
United and other U.S. airlines try to convince investors growth will not trigger damaging fare wars.
The Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft arrives Jan. 27, 2018, in Doha, Qatar.
Agreement Expected To Defuse U.S.-Qatar Open Skies Tensions  1

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will finalize an agreement Jan. 30 between the U.S. and Qatar in which state-owned Qatar Airways will commit to be more financially transparent and to declare it has no plans to operate fifth-freedom flights to the U.S.

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