Karen Walker

Karen
Walker
Editor-in-Chief,
Air Transport World

Karen Walker is ATW’s Editor-in-Chief. She had been covering the aerospace industry for almost 30 years. She has specialist knowledge in training, simulation, safety and aeropolitics.

Articles
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian claims EC support for US services; ALPA cites safety concerns
Norwegian Air International (NAI), the long-haul arm of low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle, claimed European Commission support Tuesday in its efforts to gain US approval to fly between Europe and the US.
MH17: The Unthinkable Happens 
Malaysia Airlines is struggling to cope with the aftermath of the shooting down of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft 9M-MRD, operating flight MH17 out of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport July17.
China Service 
From a startup in 1989, Ameco Beijing—a joint venture between Air China and Lufthansa—has grown to become China’s largest MRO provider with more than 6,000 employees, almost 100 customers worldwide, and revenues of $500 million.
Analysis - No Plan B 
After much deliberation and market analysis, Airbus has forged ahead with a full launch of the A330neo, extending the re-engined concept to its widebody offering and saying it sees a market for 1,100 aircraft.
Task force to examine airspace safety in wake of MH17
ICAO, IATA and other major global aviation organizations are forming a high-level international task force of state and industry experts to look at airspace security issues raised by the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 earlier this month.
Editorial - A Trust Broken 
The terrible irony of the shooting down of flight MH17, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 with 298 people on board, is that in this, the 100th anniversary year of commercial air transportation, modern airliners and engines have never been safer or more reliable than they are today. And yet, within the space of six months, two Boeing 777s have been lost along with the lives of almost 530 passengers and crew.
FAA lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv: monitors situation 
FAA has lifted its ban on US airline flights into and out of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport that was put in place after a rocket strike near the airport Tuesday. The agency has cancelled its Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that was first issued Tuesday and extended by another 25 hours yesterday
Air Algerie plaque in Paris airlines office
Air Algerie MD-83 missing 
Contact has been lost with an Air Algerie Boeing MD-83 with 110 passengers and six crew on board.
Malaysia Airlines MH17 wreckage near Donetsk, Ukraine
Dutch Safety Board takes over MH17 investigation lead 
The Dutch Safety Board has taken over formal responsibility for the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17.
FAA bans US airlines from flying to Tel Aviv; Some European airlines suspend flights voluntarily 
FAA issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) Tuesday prohibiting US carriers from flying to or from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport following a rocket strike Tuesday morning that landed about a mile from the Israeli airport.
FAA bans US airlines from flying to Tel Aviv after rocket strike near Ben Gurion Airport 
FAA issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) Tuesday prohibiting US carriers from flying to or from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport following a rocket strike Tuesday morning that landed about a mile from the Israeli airport.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 747
Delta suspends Tel Aviv flights after reports of rocket near airport 
[UPDATED] Delta Air Lines has suspended service until further notice to and from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport and its New York JFK hub after it diverted a Boeing 747 following reports of a rocket near Tel Aviv airport.
MH17 wreckage
Obama: Missile shot down MH17; Malaysia Airlines says Eurocontrol approved route 
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that crashed over Ukraine Thursday, killing all 298 on board, was shot down by a surface-to-air-missile (SAM) from territory controlled by Russian-supporting militants, US President Barack Obama said Friday.
Wreckages of Malaysia Airlines MH17
Malaysia Airlines 777 crashes over Ukraine: missile strike suspected 
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with 280 passengers and 15 crew crashed Thursday in Ukraine, killing everyone on board and sparking a massive international political crisis as evidence pointed to the aircraft being shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president CEO Ray Conner and Qatar CEO Akbar Al Bake
Qatar takes 777X deal to 100 aircraft  2
Qatar Airways has finalized an order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices.

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