Karen Walker

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.

BAE Systems deal with Hollywood studio to provide early onboard movie downstreaming
BAE Systems has announced what it says is an industry first with a system that will allow airline passengers to downstream current movies direct to their personal devices while in the air.
Made in America 
On the eve of the formal opening ceremonies of Airbus’ first airliner factory in North America, company president and CEO Fabrice Brégier was keen to make something clear to the media gathered for the event.
Taking the High Road 
Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon sees his organization as a company that happens to operate aircraft. While he’s clearly passionate about his job and the airline, what gets him talking most excitedly is the people who work there and the people they serve.
Editorial - A Better Way
North of the 49th Parallel, they’ve figured out how to manage an air traffic control system safely and efficiently. South of the border, the US can still pride itself on the safety of its airspace management system, but few would now call it efficient.
The fuselage of an American Airlines' A321 in Airbus Mobile FAL
Airbus expects boost in North American sales with new US factory 
Airbus believes the opening of its first US-based factory will help it gain more narrowbody sales from North American carriers.
JetBlue & American A321s to be first off the US Airbus factory
The first two Airbus A321 aircraft to be assembled at the new assembly-and-delivery facility in Mobile, Alabama, were shown to the media Sept. 13, one day ahead of the formal opening of the factory.
Rendering of A321neo in Wizz Air livery.
Wizz Air confirms MOU for 110 Airbus A321neos 
Fast-growing Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has formalized the memorandum of understanding (MOU) it announced at the Paris Air Show in June to purchase 110 Airbus A321neos.
Airbus launched its US manufacturing location in Mobile, Alabama
Airbus prepares to open first US A320 factory  1
Airbus will hold inaugural ceremonies in Mobile, Alabama, Sept. 14 as top executives and US dignitaries celebrate the opening of the company’s first US manufacturing facility.
Lufthansa A320
Lufthansa CEO warns of ‘brutal changes’ in industry 
European airlines need more support from their governments in a fast-changing world where now-privatized carriers are competing with state-owned airlines, Lufthansa Group’s top executive said.
Airbus chief urges action on US ATC system reform 
Action, not more debate, is needed to transition the US air traffic system out of FAA and into a stand-alone corporation, Airbus Americas’ chief and former FAA administrator Allan McArtor told a Washington DC audience Sept. 2.
Pacific Campaign 
An improved US economy combined with a loosening of US visa requirements for Chinese visitors is spurring a new drive into the US market by Chinese airlines.
Tyler to retire from IATA next year 
IATA CEO and director general Tony Tyler will retire in June 2016 after serving five years in the position. Tyler’s retirement was announced Aug. 28 and the search for his successor has begun.
Etihad CEO: Aviation is global industry with global investment needs 
Airlines should have access to global investment funds to help them grow efficiently, the head of Etihad Airways and its alliance of strategic airline partners said.
FAA issues list detailing UAV sightings in commercial airspace 
FAA has released a list of all reports by pilots, air traffic and the public of possible encounters with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that were submitted between Nov. 2014 and August 20.
Editorial: Get small drones out of airport airspace 6
There’s an irony to the fact that the newest threat to airliner safety was created by man but operates unmanned.
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