Karen Walker

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.

IATA creates venture capital fund for New Distribution Capability 
IATA has created a venture capital fund to attract and support companies that develop applications and solutions for the IATA-led New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.
IATA chief: DOT consumer rule is a ‘yesterday solution’ 
IATA CEO and DG Tony Tyler has called the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed Consumer Rule III a “yesterday solution” and warned against regulation that can stifle air travel innovation.
Rendering of 737 MAX in Garuda Indonesia livery
Garuda Indonesia orders 50 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbodies 
Garuda Indonesia has announced an order for 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, valued at $4.9 billion at list prices.
Etihad Airways Partners logo
Etihad CEO: Partners program is not a challenge to global alliances 
Etihad Airways’ objective with its new Partners initiative is not to compete with the three global alliances but to link members’ frequent flier programs, synchronize networks and see cost efficiencies, Etihad president and CEO James Hogan told ATW in an exclusive interview Thursday.
Airline CEOs launch Etihad Partners
Etihad forms alliance across six airlines  2
Etihad Airways has launched a new brand that envelops Etihad and five of its partner airlines in a group that will synchronize schedules and frequent flyer benefits in a similar way to the three global alliances.
London Heathrow Terminal 2 entrance
Star Alliance sees huge uptake of self-serve kiosks at new Heathrow terminal 
A large majority of passengers at the new London Heathrow Terminal 2 are already using the self-service kiosks to print boarding passes and baggage tags.
Lufthansa Boeing 747-8I
Lufthansa flies first revenue service with premium-economy cabin 
Lufthansa flew its first revenue service with a premium-economy cabin Wednesday, on a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles.
Two Ryanair Boeing 737s damaged in taxiway collision 
Two Ryanair Boeing 737s clipped each other on a taxiway at Dublin Airport early Tuesday morning.
British Airways A380 at Washington Dulles
British Airways begins first A380 service to Washington Dulles 
British Airways (BA) began its first Airbus A380 service into Washington DC Thursday, arriving at Washington Dulles (IAD) from London Heathrow (LHR).
ATW video: Etihad rolls out new livery on A380
Etihad Airways rolls out new livery on its newly delivered Airbus A380.
Training Versatility 
Technology breakthroughs in the flight simulator industry are becoming rare. That’s not a condemnation, but the opposite.
Etihad A380 new livery
Etihad unveils new livery on first Airbus A380 
Etihad Airways revealed its new livery Thursday in ceremonies in Hamburg where its first of 10 Airbus A380s was rolled out.
Etihad A380 delivery
ATW Photo Gallery-Etihad A380 delivery
Exclusive photos from our coverage of Etihad Airways' delivery of its first Airbus A380.
Rendering of A380 in Etihad Airways’ livery
Etihad to take first A380 delivery Thursday; first 787 Saturday 
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is scheduled to take delivery of its first Airbus A380 Thursday during ceremonies in Hamburg.
IATA chief accuses US of regulatory overreach 
IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler has accused US regulatory authorities of micromanaging the airline industry’s relationships with its customers to such an extent it runs directly against the grain of the US Airline Deregulation Act.

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