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.

IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler
Tyler: IATA ‘not the battleground’ for US vs Gulf dispute
IATA DG Tony Tyler broke his silence Monday on the acrimonious subsidy dispute between the three major US carriers and the three largest Gulf carriers, saying during his opening address at the association’s AGM in Miami that IATA did not have a mandate to take a position on the issue.
Venezuela gets stern IATA warning on withheld $3.7 billion
IATA is stepping up its campaign to press Venezuela to release $3.7 billion in funds belonging to airlines.
AAPA chief sees better year for Asian airlines, but still a tough market
Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region will definitely see financial improvements this year compared with 2014, but it’s still tough-going despite the region’s continued growth.
US DOT chief to address world’s airline CEOs at IATA AGM 
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will deliver a keynote address at the IATA AGM in Miami next week, it was announced Thursday.
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  2
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.

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