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.

Vietnam Airlines A350-900 first flight
Vietnam Airlines’ first A350 XWB takes flight as production ramps up
The first Airbus A350 XWB destined for Vietnam Airlines flew June 1, beginning a rapid ramp-up of A350 production that will see three new operators take delivery of the aircraft this year.
Etihad Airways 787-9
Etihad: Funding & loans fully compliant with US Open Skies agreement
Equity funding and shareholder loans received by Etihad Airways from its Abu Dhabi government owner fully comply with the US-UAE Open Skies agreement, the airline says in submissions to a US government review of alleged subsidies provided to the three major Gulf carriers.
Delta Air Lines is the first customer to take delivery of the enhanced 242-tonne
Delta takes delivery of increased MTOW A330; imports Virgin IT system
Delta Air Lines has become the first airline to take delivery of the Airbus A330-300 increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) variant.
Delta president Ed Bastian
Delta president: No change seen in Alitalia partnership
Delta Air Lines and Alitalia remain committed to their transatlantic joint venture and do not expect to see changes in the relationship despite the apparent split between the Italian carrier and its SkyTeam partner Air France.
Interview - American Airlines Chairman & CEO Doug Parker 
On April 8, American Airlines received a single operating certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration for American and US Airways, a major milestone in the integration of the two airlines.
Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Bregier
Airbus looks at potentially ramping up A320 monthly production to 60 or higher 1
The head of Airbus sales is seeking to jump the production rate of the A320 to over 60 per month.
Airbus optimistic for regional A330 customer; guarded on A380neo 
Airbus seems confident of a launch customer for a short-haul, regional A330 variant in the next few weeks, but is still not committed to building a re-engined A380.
Turnaround King 
Seabury has secured a track record of coming in and assisting aviation and aerospace companies through their most difficult times and challenges.
International Rescue 
Airlink was started in 2010 by a group of aviation professionals connected to the ISTAT Foundation.
Who Dares, Wins 
Is the widening dispute between the three largest US carriers and their Middle East rivals really about unfair subsidies and jobs, or are bigger stakes at play?
Editorial - Safety First
​Tragic and shocking as was the loss of Germanwings flight 4U9525, there are fundamentals about the global air transportation industry that have directly resulted in its stellar safety record and which must be upheld.
US anti-Gulf coalition claims grass roots support across US
The coalition of US airlines and labor groups that is campaigning against the three major Gulf carriers has claimed broad support from US lawmakers, local chambers of commerce and local unions.
New Etihad-commissioned report dismisses excess capacity claims 2
The Gulf carriers have not put excess capacity into the market, according to a report commissioned by Etihad Airways, the second white paper it has published in the ongoing dispute between the major US and Gulf carriers.
Etihad report alleges 3 major US carriers have received $71.5 billion in benefits 4
Etihad Airways has released a report that it commissioned that says the three biggest US carriers—American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines—have received benefits worth $71.48 billion over the past 15 years.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker
Qatar Airways’ chief fires back at anti-Gulf carrier campaign 5
The US campaign against the major Gulf carriers is a “transparent attempt to block competition and reduce customer choice,” the head of Qatar Airways said Wednesday at a media briefing in Washington DC.

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