Karen Walker

Editor-in-Chief
Air Transport World

Karen Walker is ATW’s Editor-in-Chief. She had been covering the aerospace industry for almost 30 years. She has specialist knowledge in training, simulation, safety and aeropolitics.

Articles by Karen Walker
New data shows MH370 went down in south Indian Ocean 3
Debris spotted in the south Indian Ocean appears to be wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines MH370. Malaysia’s prime minister and the airline’s Group CEO have both issued statements saying new data and analysis shows the aircraft, a Boeing 777-200, went down in a remote area of the ocean west of Perth.
Malaysia Airlines: all evidence suggests MH370 went down in south Indian Ocean
Debris spotted in the south Indian Ocean appears to be wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines MH370. The Boeing 777-200, with 239 people on board, went missing March 8 during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
MH370 search area off Australian coast intensifies; China reports debris satellite image 
Australian authorities are intensifying their search efforts in the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth where satellite images showed some unidentified debris that might be connected to the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200.
First Boeing 737NG at increased production rate completed 
The first Boeing next-generation 737 to be built at the increased rate of 42 airplanes per month rolled out of the manufacturer’s Renton, Wash., factory Wednesday. The 737-800 will be delivered to Air Berlin and ultimately leased to Transavia France.
Debris off Australian coast is “credible lead” on MH370 search  2
The hunt for Malaysia Airlines missing flight MH370 intensified in the southern Indian Ocean Thursday after Australian satellite images showed debris southwest of Perth that may “possibly be related to the search,” Malaysia’s top transportation minister confirmed.
Malaysia PM: Deliberate interference with MH370  1
Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, has confirmed that the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 operating flight MH370 had its tracking transponders turned off in "what looked like a deliberate action from somebody on board the aircraft."
Malaysia Airlines’ MH370 missing for almost a week; no new leads 
The search into the baffling disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 operating flight MH370 continues almost a week since it vanished from radar during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200
IATA chief warns against criticism and speculation on missing MH370 
The wide search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 continues into its fifth day since it went missing in the early hours of March 8, but there are still no indications as to the aircraft’s whereabouts or what happened to cause it to disappear.
Rendering of Boeing 737 MAX 8 in SpiceJet livery.
SpiceJet orders 42 Boeing 737 MAX 8s 
SpiceJet, a low-cost carrier based in India, has announced an order for 42 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously listed as unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $4.4 billion at list prices.
Higher oil prices prompts slight downgrade in IATA industry profit outlook 
Higher than expected oil prices have prompted IATA to push down its 2014 global industry outlook by $1 billion, but airlines are still expected to deliver a second consecutive year of improved profitability.
Hunt for MH370 expands further west  3
Rescue teams trying to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 have further expanded the search area beyond the aircraft’s planned flight path as authorities look at the possibility of an attempt made by MH370 to turn back to Subang.
No trace of Malaysia Airlines 777 three days into search  1
International search efforts have been unable to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777-200 three days after it vanished.
Search continues for Malaysia Airlines 777; two passengers described as 'suspect' 
International search efforts have been unable to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777-200 some 36 hours after it vanished. Finding the aircraft remains the top priority, but attention is also being paid to two passengers who boarded the flight using stolen passports.
No distress call issued from Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777
The flight crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 did not issue a distress call or indicate any type of emergency, the flag carrier says.
Qantas A380
Qantas losses send shock waves; prompt more cuts, aircraft deferrals 
Although widely expected, Qantas Group’s first-half fiscal year 2014 report of a net loss of A$235 million ($208 million), A$346 million worse than posted in the year-ago period, sent shock waves through Australia and the airline industry.

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