Karen Walker

Executive Editor , 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.

Posts by Karen Walker

in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 07, 2014

Love United's new safety video

I flew on a United 777 yesterday from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt and was impressed by their new safety video, which you can see here on YouTube....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 29, 2014

Pilots’ strike may be over, but Air France is still in danger

Air France pilots have ended their two-week strike, which according to the carrier was costing some €20 million ($26 million) per day. But the real....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 25, 2014

Airbus’ dual celebration day in Toulouse and Hamburg

Busy day today, Sept. 25, at both of Airbus’ major European facilities. In Toulouse this morning, the A320neo took its maiden flight, while in....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Sep 02, 2014

Norwegian Air dismissal would undermine EU-US Open Skies

Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch flights of its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 26, 2014

United seat-lock guy shows what a sad society we’ve become

An incident this week involving two United Airlines’ passengers who apparently got into an argument after one used a gadget to stop the other from....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 14, 2014

The story behind the story of the Boeing-Delta Ex-Im bank spat?

There is a curious war of words going on between Boeing and Delta Air Lines over the US Export-Import Bank, as detailed in my colleague Madhu....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 23, 2014

Rockets, airports, image and economies

Further to my blog on bans (or not) on flying into Tel Aviv while there are rockets firing in the area, here is an excerpt from an article in the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 23, 2014

Delta CEO talks about his Tel Aviv decision and his carrier’s “higher duty of care”

In an interview today on US station CNBC, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson talks about his airline’s decision to suspend flights to Tel Aviv....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 18, 2014

Airlines can take the high road on MH17 via airshow boycott

If, as now seems likely, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the 295 people on board were casualties of war, then this is tragically not the first time....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jul 17, 2014

MH17: The unthinkable happens

The entire air transport industry as well as the traveling public is in shock today as we come to terms with the second catastrophic loss of a Boeing....More

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