Karen Walker

Air Transport World

Karen Walker is Editor-in-Chief at Air Transport World. She joined the magazine in that position in August 2013 and oversees the editorial content and direction of ATW’s digital, print, data and events products.

Previous positions include Chief Editor at Armed Forces Journal, Americas’ Editor at Air Transport Intelligence, and Executive Editor at Airline Business.

Karen studied in the UK, earning a degree in journalism. She is a dual citizen of the UK and USA and has lived and worked in both countries as well as in Singapore, where she was Asia Editor for Flight International.

Karen lives in Alexandria, VA., with her husband, Graham, and their rescue hounds and cats. She is a volunteer with Brood Basset Rescue and SPCA of Northern Virginia.

Cabin Makeovers
The growth in low-cost carriers (LCC) and desire to increase revenue from aircraft is driving demand for cabin refurbishments.
Editorial: US review of Gulf carriers should establish facts vs fancy
As the campaign led by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines sped from secret briefings in Washington DC to the broad media and loud finger-pointing, one thing became clear. The US carriers are eager for a fight against Emirates, Etihad and Qatar and their state owners. So if there’s to be a bruising, then the facts should be established in as far as they are directly relevant to what is or is not fair competition.
ATW Photo Gallery-Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg
A selection of photos from the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIZ) in Hamburg, Germany April 14-16, 2015
US government to review Gulf carrier subsidy claims; establishes forum for comment 3
The US is reviewing a report that alleges Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways receive billions of dollars of state subsidies. The government has also established an open forum where information and views on the issue can be submitted.
Airbus sees narrowbody cabin upgrade market in growth mode
The growth in low-cost carriers (LCC) and desire to increase revenue from aircraft is driving demand for cabin refurbishments, Airbus said Thursday.
TSA’s expedited screening program take-up passes 1 million 
More than 1 million people have enrolled in the US expedited airline passenger screening program, TSA Pre-Check.
Analysis - Washington Sandstorm

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have joined forces with a number of unions to reveal a report they say supports their claims that the major Gulf carriers are heavily subsidized by their state owners. 

Editorial — A Dangerous Debate 1

The Gulf subsidy campaign by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, backed solidly by their union groups, merits as much scrutiny as went into the 55-page report they commissioned and which took two years to prepare.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker
American’s Parker calls Gulf carrier subsidy ‘unprecedented’ as feud escalates  11
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker today said the airline subsidy evidence against Qatar and the United Arab Emirates was “overwhelming” and “unprecedented.”
Etihad A380-800
Etihad CEO speaks out on US airline campaign against Gulf carriers  1
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan has made his first public comments on the growing campaign by the three largest US carriers against the three Gulf airlines they say operate on the basis of unfair government subsidies.
Rockwell Collins’ ARINC MultiLink tracking service map
Rockwell Collins offers global airliner tracking system 
Rockwell Collins is putting an airliner flight tracking service on the market via ARINC, the communications and integration specialist it acquired in 2013.
Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker
Al Baker and Clark counter US carrier subsidy allegations 
The heads of Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways have strongly defended their airlines against allegations of large government subsidies leveled at them by the three big US carriers.
US ‘big three’ carriers accuse Gulf rivals of taking $40 billion in subsidies  3
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines joined with a number of unions Wednesday to accuse the three major Gulf carriers of receiving government subsidies totaling more than $40 billion.
Editorial - The golden rule for UAS airspace rulemaking
The unmanned aerial systems (UAS) revolution is having an effect on what’s flying and what it can do for people almost as dramatic as that of the introduction of powered manned flight.
Flying Heroes 
Brussels Airlines has followed up its heroic effort during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with a campaign to help the continent recover from the lingering and devastating economic impact of the epidemic.

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