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 Jul 02, 2014

World Cup, Emirates and world dominance

Heck, I so wanted to see the US soccer team (that’s football in real-speak) get through to the FIFA World Cup quarter finals. But none of us get what....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 12, 2014

Flying on the Airbus A350 XWB

A very special day today. Yesterday, I explained that I am in Toulouse attending Airbus’ annual innovation event to brief journalists from around the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jun 11, 2014

Leahy delivers bad news

Airbus’ top salesman, COO, customers, John Leahy, is more than familiar with the media limelight. But his typical role is to deliver good news of....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 19, 2014

Stunning storm cell video

All you pilots and cloud watchers (my favorite pastime on flights – always far more captivating than any Hollywood movie); take a look at this....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 14, 2014

The real reason US flight cancellations are at a 20-year high

News today from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics that 4.58% of US carrier flights were cancelled during the first quarter of 2014, the....More
in ATW Editor's Blog May 05, 2014

China’s immigration and customs process bests US international airports

I’m on work travel that is taking me from my Washington DC base to Germany and China. Though I travel a lot, even I was amazed at the swiftness and....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 23, 2014

Why Mulally’s signature management style transitioned from planes to automobiles

Alan Mulally, the infectiously engaging and eternally optimistic former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has announced his forthcoming retirement....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 15, 2014

Unruly passengers and bomb-threat tweeters should be made to pay

Hands up, I’m not a Twitter fan. It has always seemed to me that something that begins with ‘twit’ should be avoided the way one skirts around bores....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 07, 2014

Sydney to LAX in 45 minutes? Richard Branson is determined to make it happen.

Virgin Group’s Sir Richard Branson added some star appeal in more ways than one at an aviation summit in Washington DC last week, where he shared....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 25, 2014

A pitch too far?

I have written in this space about the frenzy of media rumor, speculation and outright ridiculous theories trying to fill the void of factual....More

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