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.

Articles by Karen Walker
DOT fines Asiana for family assistance plan failures after San Francisco crash  1
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Asiana Airlines $500,000, saying the South Korean carrier failed to adhere to its family assistance plan following the July 6 crash of Asiana flight 214, a Boeing 777, at San Francisco International Airport.
Editorial - Inflight Phone Calls? Let Airlines Decide
In a show of rare bipartisan solidarity, the US House of Representatives’ transport committee has unanimously passed a bill that would make it illegal for passengers to use their phones for voice calls during US airline flights.
Indian startup Air Costa orders 50 firm Embraer E2s plus 50 options 
Embraer got a significant boost to its new E-Jet E2 program Thursday when India’s Air Costa announced an agreement for 50 firm aircraft plus 50 purchase rights.
Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A330-200
Aerolíneas to buy four more A330s 
Aerolíneas Argentinas signed a purchase agreement Thursday for four Airbus A330-200s. The carrier ordered GE Aviation CF6-80E1 engines to power the aircraft.
Rendering of 737-800NG and 737 MAX 8 in Nok Air livery
Nok Air commits to 15 Boeing 737s, including MAXs 
Bangkok-based low-cost carrier Nok Air signed a commitment Wednesday at the Singapore Airshow for eight Boeing 737-800s and seven 737 MAX 8s.
Cathay looks to add more North American destinations with 777X 
Fuel efficiency and the ability to add more ultra-long routes as well as increase frequency on key city pairs were key drivers in Cathay Pacific Airways’ decision to order the Boeing 777X, a Cathay executive said.
Lessor Amedeo finalizes A380 order 
Lessor Amedeo, newly rebranded from the former Doric Lease Corp., finalized an order for 20 Airbus A380s on Wednesday at the Singapore Airshow.
Airbus, VietJet Air press conference
VietJetAir LCC finalizes deal for Airbus A320s 
Vietnam low-cost carrier (LCC) VietJetAir has finalized a deal for 101 Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Cathay Pacific orders L-3 Link simulators for A350 training 
Cathay Pacific Airways has awarded L-3 Link Simulation & Training a contract for two Airbus A350 full-flight simulators (FFS) plus trainers, marking Link’s first order for A350 products.
EVA Airways takes delivery of Airbus A320 flight simulator 
An EVA Airways Airbus A320 full-flight simulator (FFS) has been certified to Level D, the highest FFS standard, by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Taiwan Civil Aviation Authority.
Lion Group seeks to swap 787 order for 737s; evaluates widebodies 
Indonesia’s Lion Group is in talks with Boeing about potentially swapping its order for five 787-8 Dreamliners to Next-Generation 737s.
Airbus A350 XWB completes cold weather tests  1
The Airbus A350 XWB has completed cold weather trials at Iqaluit, Canada.
Lion Group chooses CFM engines for new A320s; creates Batam hub 
Indonesia’s Lion Group today has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power 60 Airbus A320ceo aircraft it ordered in March for low-cost carrier Lion Air.
Interview - Delta Air Lines CEO Richard H. Anderson 
Through the vision of Richard Anderson’s leadership team, Delta Air Lines is a values-based company that is strategically and creatively reengineering the airline business model.
Pursuing Efficiency 
Asia-Pacific airlines carry some 30% of global passenger traffic and 39% of the world’s air cargo. Asia also has seven of the world’s 10 busiest routes.

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