Karen Walker

Karen
Walker
Editor-in-Chief,
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.

Articles
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.
Delta CEO apologizes for terrorist remark  6
Delta Air Lines has issued an apology after remarks made by its CEO about Gulf carriers seemed to suggest they or the United Arab Emirates (UAE) governments were linked to the 9/11 terrorists.
Travel advocates, FedEx join forces to maintain US Open Skies policy 
A group of lobbyists and a FedEx Express executive accused the three US major airlines of trying to roll back the clock on Open Skies policy and keep out international competition.
Tim Clark defends Open Skies, says Emirates is not subsidized  3
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark has given a strong endorsement for continuing US Open Skies policy and said his airline has never received financial subsidies or bailouts.
Interview - Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly 
Under Gary Kelly’s leadership, Southwest Airlines has grown to become the US’ largest airline in terms of originating domestic passengers carried. Kelly is a 28-year Southwest veteran, assuming the roles of chairman and president in 2008.
Shopping on the Fly 
A happy passenger, it appears, is also a freer-spending one. Even just five minutes saved at the check-in and security points can make someone far more likely to purchase something.
Analysis - Asia in the Spotlight 
2014 will likely become the year when the aviation industry recognized that it was no longer acceptable to not track airliners continuously.
Editorial - Careful What You Ask For 
Leaders of the “big three” US consolidated carriers are believed to be ramping up their campaign in Washington DC against the major Gulf carriers, which are looking to expand their North American footprints.
ATW Photo Gallery - Qatar Airways A350 delivery in Doha
A selection of photographs from our exclusive coverage of the delivery of Qatar Airways' first Airbus A350 XWB in Doha.
Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said the A350 was "magnificent."
Qatar Airways unveils first Airbus A350 in Doha 
Qatar Airways formally received the world’s first Airbus A350-900 at ceremonies in Doha Wednesday, with the airline’s chief also saying he was interested in a re-engined A380.
AirAsia QZ8501 tail located in Java Sea 
Search and rescue operators have located the tail of the Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 that crashed into the Java Sea in December, it was reported Wednesday.
AirAsia: large objects on sea floor may be QZ8501 wreckage
Sonar equipment being used in the search and rescue operation for the Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 operating flight QZ8501 has detected two large objects on the ocean floor that may be aircraft wreckage, AirAsia said Jan. 3.
Analysis - Mystery Minefield 
The Aircraft Tracking Task Force (ATTF) set up in the wake of the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 in March has issued its report with recommendations to improve continuous tracking of airliners.
GECAS signs for 5 Bombardier Q400s plus 10 options 
Lessor GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a firm purchase agreement for five Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft plus option on 10 more of the regional turboprops, the Canadian manufacturer announced Dec. 31.
Asia’s Minor Mismatch 
Most Asian airlines struggled to break even in 2014, with excess capacity being one of the major culprits.

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