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
American CEO dispels ‘myths’ of FAA reform blocks  1
Politics should not stand in the way of FAA reform and advancing the pace of Next Generation air traffic control, the head of American Airlines said Tuesday.
Sitting Comfortably 
Airline seats have been attracting attention in Washington DC and, as is often the case when airlines and the US Capitol converge, the impetus behind this scrutiny is not positive.
Analysis - Crazy for Cuba 
Large and significant as it is, the US domestic air transport market is essentially a mature market, growing at about 4-5% annually. Relative to regions like China, which is seeing domestic travel increase at about 10% year-over-year, or India, that is seeing an astonishing 20% clip, the US market has limited growth opportunities.
Editorial - A Misguided Bill 3
The FAA reauthorization bill that looked set to proceed through the US Senate in April is an example of both a golden opportunity missed to modernize the US air traffic management system and shameful political interference in market dynamics.
Germanwings investigator urges changes to pilot medical privacy laws 
Europe should change rules governing doctor-patient privacy when the patient’s mental state and job could put lives at risk, the French accident agency heading the investigation into the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 recommends.
US senator looks to regulate airline seat-space minimums  1
A US senator wants to add regulation to the FAA reauthorization bill that would set minimum seat-space requirements for airlines, saying that “rapidly shrinking seat width and leg room” is a health and safety hazard.
Malaysia Airlines weighs up more A350s as restructuring continues 1
Malaysia Airlines is considering buying more Airbus A350 widebodies and has seen a year-over-year 10% improvement in its revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) for the quarter ended February, the company said Friday.
AA flight attendant charged with starting fire on aircraft 
An American Airlines flight attendant has been charged with destruction after allegedly starting a fire in an aircraft lavatory during flight, according to a statement by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
On A Roll 
Not everyone is celebrating the new-found wealth of American Airlines and the rest of the US majors. Investors, for starters, seem unimpressed. Despite the record collective profit of US carriers, share prices were down last year.
Editorial - A Third Way
Air Canada’s mid-February announcement that it intends to buy up to 75 CSeries aircraft is good news that extends beyond the airframe maker Bombardier and engine supplier Pratt & Whitney. It’s also good news for airlines.
Editorial - A Third Way
Air Canada’s mid-February announcement that it intends to buy up to 75 CSeries aircraft is good news that extends beyond the airframe maker Bombardier and engine supplier Pratt & Whitney. It’s also good news for airlines.
US carriers file applications to start scheduled flights to Cuba  1
All four US major carriers and at least three independents filed applications with the US government Wednesday seeking approval to provide nonstop services to Cuba.
IATA chief: Airline profitability is good for all 

Being profitable is not something airlines should have to apologize for, the chief of IATA said at an aviation conference in New York Feb. 25.

Speaking at the Aviation Day conference, IATA CEO and DG Tony Tyler said the airline industry was changing – and becoming more sustainably profitable—because of “a lot of hard work and the confluence of some key factors.”

ATW Photo Gallery-Emirates A380 cabin interior
Emirates Airline marked the upgauging of its daily service between Dubai and Washington Dulles (IAD) Tuesday with ceremonies at IAD and VIP tours of one of its 76 Airbus A380s.
Emirates A380 cabin interior
Emirates touts economic benefits to US; upgauges IAD service to A380 
Emirates Airline marked the upgauging of its daily service between Dubai and Washington Dulles (IAD) Tuesday with ceremonies at IAD and VIP tours of one of its 76 Airbus A380s.
Blogs & Commentary
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American Beauty

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Apr 21, 2016
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Customer choice 6

Airbus is hoping passengers will seek out its Airspace cabin and proactively buy flights because they are operated by Airbus products, but how many passengers actually know which aircraft type they are flying on?...More
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