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
GE invests in new technologies to deliver record backlog 
GE Aviation has a business backlog of $154 billion and expects to deliver more than 2,800 large commercial engines this year, the company said on the eve of the Farnborough Airshow.
American Airlines Cuba
US DOT spreads Havana flight rights across 8 airlines, 10 cities 
The US has divided the first available tranche of daily flights to Havana, Cuba, among eight US carriers, including all four majors as well as four smaller, low-cost carriers (LCCs).
Video: Bombardier CSeries landing
Bombardier delivered the first CSeries aircraft to Lufthansa subsidiary SWISS June 29. Bombardier then provided a 45 minute demo flight to media on one of its CSeries flight test aircraft. ATW editor Karen Walker was onboard and videoed the landing.
Video: Bombardier CSeries takeoff
Bombardier delivered the first CSeries aircraft to Lufthansa subsidiary SWISS June 29. Bombardier then provided a 45 minute demo flight to media on one of its CSeries flight test aircraft. ATW editor Karen Walker was onboard and videoed the take off.
Gallery-Bombardier delivers first CSeries to SWISS
Bombardier delivered the first CSeries aircraft to Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines at ceremonies in Montreal June 29.
SWISS CSeries
First CSeries aircraft is delivered to SWISS  2
Bombardier delivered the first CSeries aircraft to Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), at ceremonies in Montreal Wednesday.
2016 World Airline Report - Asia-Pacific - Economy Watch 
The key question on the minds of most Asia-Pacific airlines CEOs is where is the economy going?
2016 World Airline Report - Major March 
he top three airlines in each of the ATW World Airline Report’s 2015 performance data categories tell the story.
Sizing Up 
Whichever way you look at it, 2016 is a daunting year for Airbus. In the narrowbody sector—Airbus’ bread-and-butter market—the A320neo entered service stutteringly. In the widebody sector, the manufacturer is pushing through A330neo development while also targeting delivery of 50 A350-900 aircraft by year end.
Industry honors Dave Barger with Pogue Award 
US industry chiefs lauded former JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger Thursday when he was presented with the 2016 L. Welch Pogue Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded by the International Aviation Club (IAC) of Washington DC and Aviation Week & Space Technology.
Editorial - Embrace China's Growth
China’s commercial aviation growth and transformation over the past 10 years has been astonishing.
China pushes airspace modernization in face of aviation growth 
A flight delay management project trialed at Xian International Airport is showing results and may be extended to other airports in China where delays have become commonplace.
Air Serbia CEO Dane Kondić
Air Serbia launches historic Belgrade-New York service  1
Air Serbia begins Belgrade-New York JFK service Thursday, providing the first direct flights between Serbia and the US in 24 years.
Europe transport chief: Think bigger on EU-US Open Skies 
Europe and the US should broaden their Open Skies transatlantic aviation agreement so that airlines can operate more like other businesses, unshackled by ownership and control rules, the head of the European Commission’s transport directorate told a Washington DC audience.
De Juniac to IATA CEOs: “We are in the business of freedom” 
IATA’s incoming chief pledged to continue driving forward key global airline initiatives and to be a “tireless advocate” for the industry in remarks after he was officially confirmed as the association’s next director general and CEO.
Blogs & Commentary
Aug 26, 2016
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Latest example of aviation security gaps: Truck rams Southwest 737

Keeping bad actors off of aircraft is only part of the aviation security equation....More
Aug 26, 2016
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When is flying an aircraft like e-mailing?

When the aircraft is on autopilot, apparently....More
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