Karen Walker

Karen
Walker
Editor-in-Chief,
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.

Articles
Air France-KLM Group’s changing partnership 
The Air France-KLM Group partnership has endured challenges this past year as strikes, competition and management changes affected earnings and led to friction.
Editorial: China called it first
The response to the second Boeing 737 MAX crash was an aviation regulatory gamechanger.
EDITORIAL: China called it first
Whatever is ultimately concluded about the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes, the response to the second accident was an aviation regulatory gamechanger.
US lawmakers call for FAA oversight review in wake of MAX grounding
Refined satellite tracking data combined with some non-defined physical evidence from the wreckage of the Ethiopian Airlines crash site prompted Canada, then the US to ground the Boeing 737 MAX.
A380’s large size did not match a changing market 
The Airbus A380 airliner fell behind the times, both in its intended market and in the technologies that made it such a novel passenger proposition.
Editorial: Regulation for grown-ups
The goal of DOT regulatory reform is to maintain all safety and consumer protection standards, but to achieve them at less cost and prevent excess regulation.
ANA Holdings signs stake in PAL; eyes ASEAN market growth 
Executives at All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA HD) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) began their new strategic partnership Friday after completing signing ceremonies in Tokyo.
Analysis: Why Kelleher’s LCC model has endured
The business model that Rollin King and Herb Kelleher drew up was clean-sheet innovative.
Interview: Yuji Akasaka, President, Japan Airlines 
JAL's president keeps close eye on strategic opportunities.
Editorial: When governments fail to govern
The US government partial shutdown over border wall funding and the UK’s inability to figure out a Brexit referendum share common roots: a willingness for governments not to govern.
New 787 fleet transforms Air Tahiti Nui’s operations 
With a transition to 787s, Air Tahiti Nui is transforming itself in the exclusive French Polynesian market.
New 787 fleet transforms Air Tahiti Nui’s operations 
With a transition to 787s, Air Tahiti Nui is transforming itself in the exclusive French Polynesian market.
Advanced data software systems make airline operations more efficient 
OEMs and airlines tap into software systems that enhance operations.
ATW’s 2019 Airline Industry Market Forecast 
The world’s airlines are expected to post a collective net profit of $32.3 billion in 2018 and to follow that with a $35.5 billion net profit in 2019, which will be the industry’s 10th consecutive year of profitability. But maintaining that positive trend will be no breeze.
Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 PK-LQP
Lion Air co-pilot’s family sues Boeing over MAX crash 
Lawyers for the family of the co-pilot killed in the crash of the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 have filed a lawsuit against Boeing alleging the aircraft was “unreasonably dangerous” and that the manufacturer failed to provide proper instruction on how to handle the new narrowbody’s anti-stall system.
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Blogs & Commentary
Mar 13, 2019
blog

US, under pressure, grounds MAX

A stunning week, beginning with the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX and, three days later, every single MAX is grounded—and the US was last to make that call....More
Mar 13, 2019
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FAA, US airline leaders need to speak up on MAX

News this morning that Canada has grounded the Boeing 737 MAX is highly significant and truly leaves the US isolated on this issue....More
Mar 12, 2019
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MAX crash divides US from rest of world on aviation safety calls

The immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX crash is stunning. While it is not unprecedented for the aviation authorities and airlines of non-US countries to diverge from FAA on when an aircraft grounding is necessary, it is unusual. And the scale of this divergence is unprecedented....More

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