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.

IATA NDC distribution standard investor pulls out  1
Travel Capitalist Ventures (TCV) is withdrawing its investment partnership in IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) innovation fund, it was announced Monday.
CAE in deal to buy Lockheed commercial training unit 
Canada-based simulator manufacturer and trainings provider CAE is acquiring the commercial flight training unit of Lockheed Martin, it was announced Monday.
Singapore to develop ATM research laboratory 
Singapore is establishing an air traffic management (ATM) research laboratory to develop technologies that can advance airspace efficiency in a region that is becoming increasingly congested.
ICAO issues statement on Zika virus  1
ICAO issued a statement Thursday on the Zika virus, saying it was coordinating with relevant agencies on procedures and responses for the air transport industry.
interview - Etihad Airways President & CEO James Hogan

Etihad Airways is the 2016 ATW Airline of the Year


Etihad is a young airline, but one that has grown rapidly to become a world-class, global player. Talk about the company’s strategic thinking as you formed this airline and worked out how to create a niche from a market base where another airline was dominant?

Interview - IATA DG & CEO Tony Tyler 

It seems to me that a signature of your leadership style at IATA is partnership. Was that a deliberate policy starting out?

Renderings of A330, A350 and A380
Iran signs for 118 Airbus aircraft, including 12 A380s  17
Airbus announced Jan. 28 it has signed agreements with Iran for 118 new aircraft and for pilot training, airport operations and ATM support services.
Editorial - Association Dues
The planned launch in February of A4E, a new association for some of Europe’s airlines, is notable for a number of reasons.
European legacy, LCC carriers join forces in new A4E association  1
A new airline association, Airlines for Europe (A4E), was launched Jan. 20, bringing together Europe’s five largest airline groups—Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair.
Aibus A320neo Lufthansa livery
Lufthansa takes delivery of first A320neo; service to start Jan. 24 
Lufthansa Group has taken delivery of the first Airbus A320neo following a delay from the re-engined narrowbody’s planned end-of-2015 delivery schedule.
Iran reportedly looking for more than 100 Airbus aircraft 
Iran's official news agency IRNA has reported that Iran is set to order 114 commercial aircraft from Airbus. The announcement came following the official lifting of international trade sanctions on Iran.
ANA: A380 deal not decided  6
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has denied reports that parent company ANA Holdings has completed a deal to acquire three Airbus A380s that were repossessed from low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines.
Passengers injured in Air Canada 777 turbulence 
An Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER diverted to Calgary Dec. 30 to get passengers to hospital after several were injured during severe turbulence on a flight from Shanghai to Toronto.
China Express buys 10 more Bombardier CRJ900s 
China Express Airlines has placed a firm order with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft for 10 CRJ900 regional jets, raising its total orders for 900s to 38.
First A320neo delivery postponed to 2016 
First delivery of the Airbus A320neo has been postponed until 2016 because of documentation issues. The delay means the neo misses a long-planned delivery target of late 2015.
Blogs & Commentary
Apr 21, 2016

American Beauty

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Apr 21, 2016

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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