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Karen Walker

Commercial Content Director, Air Transport World and Aviation Daily,
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.

Neeleman: First Moxy A220s to come from GECAS in 2021 
Planned US startup Moxy will have “lots of flexibility” with the Airbus A220-300 that would allow the airline to go international, David Neeleman says.
TAP Portugal A330neo
TAP Portugal eyes A321XLR as it launches 3 US routes in 3 weeks 
TAP Air Portugal, which is on an expansion drive, will eventually become a customer of the newly launched Airbus A321XLR, co-owner David Neeleman says.
Joint US-UAE government joint statement hailed as Open Skies victory 
A new US-United Arab Emirates (UAE) joint government statement is being seen as a full endorsement of the two countries’ Open Skies agreement rights, including Fifth Freedom services.
PARIS 2019 BLOG: Air transport industry confidence on display 
The fourth and final trade show day saw a handful of additional Airbus narrowbody orders or conversions, closing a show that was relatively light on new airliner order numbers—as anticipated—but which still delivered some surprises.
Four men charged with MH17 Boeing 777 shootdown 
Four men, including an alleged former Russian intelligence service colonel, have been charged with bringing the missile into Ukraine that shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014, killing all those onboard the Boeing 777-200.
PARIS 2019 BLOG: The significance of the A321XLR’s long legs 
Day three of the air show was a good one for Airbus and particularly its newly-launched A321XLR, which is demonstrating early on that airlines see how they can stretch their networks, enter new markets and do good business with a longer-legged narrowbody.
PARIS 2019: KLM Cityhopper signs for up to 35 Embraer E195-E2s 
KLM Cityhopper signed a $2.5 billion deal with Embraer for 15 firm Embraer E195-E2 aircraft plus 20 purchase rights.
PARIS 2019: IAG orders A321XLRs for Aer Lingus and Iberia 
International Airlines Group (IAG) became the third customer for the new Airbus A321XLR when it ordered eight of the ultra-long range narrowbodies for Spanish carrier Iberia and six for Irish carrier Aer Lingus, plus 14 options.
PARIS 2019 BLOG: “It’s a brand I trust”: Walsh’s very public endorsement of Boeing 
Paris Air Show day two and, shock, some real news! In the best-kept industry secret of the year, British Airways parent International Airlines Group announced a deal for 200 Boeing 737 MAXs.
Heathrow expansion masterplan is revealed 
A masterplan for London Heathrow Airport’s expansion and third runway has been published and made available for public comment and consultation through Sept. 13.
PARIS 2019 BLOG: A quiet opening to what could be a quiet week 
The Paris Air Show has opened with no surprises and relatively few new airliner orders. This will likely be the pattern for the week.
PARIS 2019: L3 to open Texas academy for Americas’ pilot training 
L3 Commercial Aviation revealed plans to build its first US airline training center, which will open in October and be co-located with the company’s Arlington, Texas-based L3 Link Training & Simulation facility.
Airbus at 50: Looking forward 
At 50, Airbus is comfortable in its middle age. Led by a new, streamlined executive committee headed by a new CEO, the company has its own identity and the jabs at “our friends in Seattle” have all but disappeared.
Air New Zealand orders eight GE-powered 787-10s 
Air New Zealand, in a widely anticipated decision, has selected the Boeing 787-10 for its widebody fleet upgrade.
JetBlue sets its sights on Europe 
The publicly traded airline plans service to London from Boston and New York in 2021, posing a fresh challenge to the three major US legacy carriers.
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Dec 6, 2019

Next-generation bundling: Emissions offsets included

In the face of mounting social pressure, European airlines are upping their environmental game. Are emission offsets about to follow the path of WiFi and online-purchase delivery fees, where they become bundled into the basic price?...More
Nov 14, 2019

Wizz CEO’s attack on premium cabins is a sustainability red herring

The CEO and co-founder of Budapest LCC Wizz Air has issued a statement calling for all airlines to ban premium cabins on flights of less than five hours....More
Nov 4, 2019

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which created a song for this purpose....More

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