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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MH370: One step closer

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, now focused on the south Indian Ocean, has turned into a full joint military exercise....More

MH370: Who, Why, How?

Today’s news from the Malaysia prime minister on the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is the worst scenario. Unimaginably awful for the relatives of....More

MH370: Don’t credit the conspiracy theorists or the “experts”

For a modern airliner simply to disappear without trace for almost five days, as Malaysia Airlines MH370 has done, is extraordinary and unimaginably....More

Getting answers to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The terrible wait for more information on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200, continues. Little is known at this stage, but the sudden....More

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