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 Dec 08, 2014

The future of airport service is at JFK T4 – and it works!

I’m at New York JFK Terminal 4 between flights from DCA and GVA and there is something very interesting happening here that I think marks the future....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 19, 2014

Sanctions against Asiana won’t improve industry safety

The Korean government has ordered Seoul-based Asiana Airlines to suspend its flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for a 45-day period....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 31, 2014

What now for Richard Branson’s space travel dreams?

A tragic day today for Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic program, with news that test vehicle SpaceShipTwo has crashed into the Mohave Desert....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 29, 2014

Is it a Car, is it a Plane? The Aeromobil is both. Stylish too!

Check these videos out of the Aeromobil, an automobile that transforms into an aircraft. The company Aeromobil is cofounded by Slovak Stefan Klein....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 26, 2014

What Mickey Mouse might have to say to airline execs

I’ve just returned from a work trip in Orlando, where I stayed in a DisneyWorld hotel. I was at their lowest-cost Stars hotels, which are probably....More
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

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