Karen Walker

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.

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.
ANA releases A380 Hawaii flight schedule 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin its Airbus A380 flights to Honolulu May 24 with a 3X weekly service, taking them to a daily service from July 1.
The ATW 2019 industry market forecast: An uncertain world 
Airlines have reason to be positive despite some worrisome trends.
Editorial: US majors should drop their anti-Air Italy campaign 
Led by United Airlines, the big three US carriers have embarked on yet another campaign against the three major Gulf carriers.
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Blogs & Commentary
Mar 25, 2019

When KLM decided to take over Ryanair…

Five leading European airline CEOs had some fun during the recent Airlines for Europe (A4E) Aviation Summit, saying which rival airline they would like to run for a week and why....More
Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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