Karen Walker

Executive Editor , 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.

Posts by Karen Walker

in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 19, 2016

Why Air Canada’s CSeries deal is good news for all airlines

Air Canada’s announcement this week that it intends to buy up to 75 CSeries aircraft is good news that extends beyond the airframe maker Bombardier....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 21, 2016

Screening Madness

Heard the one about the IATA Director General who was subjected to secondary screening because he had a small umbrella in his carry-on case?....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 15, 2016

Welcome home Mr. Munoz!

What a great photo posted by United today of CEO Oscar Munoz with his doctors as he prepared to return home following a heart transplant....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 31, 2015

2015’s big aviation moments; what 2016 could bring

As we welcome in a new year, I thought I would give a personalized recap on some of the most significant moments in the global air transport industry....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 29, 2015

Actor Crowe, surprised by airline hoverboard ban, may be a good thing

Australian actor Russell Crowe is in the news this Christmas week after getting in a huff because he was not allowed to take check in his sons’....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 20, 2015

What do Donald Trump and Delta’s Anderson have in common?

No, I don’t believe Richard Anderson is going to run for US President. The answer is controversy; both have been controversial figures in 2015. But....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 18, 2015

What do Vladimir Putin and Delta's Richard Anderson have in common?

Last year, my colleagues at ATW sister publication Aviation Week....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 16, 2015

US registration rule for UAV owners is a good move

It’s not often that ATW praises a regulator, even rarer that to laud the introduction of yet more rules on an already heavily-regulated industry....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Dec 04, 2015

ADS-B compliance and ATW’s 2016 Airline of the Year

Busy week at ATW with two major events. The first was our webinar on ADS-B OUT compliance by the FAA’s 2020 deadline....More