Karen Walker

Executive Editor , 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.

Posts by Karen Walker

in ATW Editor's Blog Apr 24, 2019

Boeing knows its hardest cost is restoring confidence

Boeing will have been glad to get today behind it, the latest in a series of grim days since the second 737 MAX crash and the new narrowbody was....More
in ATW Editor's Blog 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....More
in ATW Editor's Blog 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
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 12, 2019

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....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Mar 10, 2019

Fast answers needed on second MAX crash

It is not the air transport industry’s habit to rush accident investigations, for good reason. But in the case of Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 28, 2019

Dutch government elbows in on Air France-KLM

The timing of the Dutch government’s surprise announcement that it has taken a stake in the Air France-KLM Group is interesting....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Feb 14, 2019

Adieu, A380

The Airbus A380 was an airliner that fell behind the times, both in the market it was designed to serve and in the technologies that set it apart....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 18, 2019

The consequences for aviation of government failure

The government debacles that are played out on both sides of the Atlantic appear, on the surface, to be about different issues....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 09, 2019

All in a non-paid TSA agent’s day’s work

An op-ed in the Washington Post today makes interesting reading. It’s by a TSA officer affected by the US government shutdown. TSA agents are among....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Jan 03, 2019

Herb Kelleher’s magic

The magic of Herb Kelleher, who died Jan. 3 aged 87, was that there was no magic. It’s simply the story of an extraordinarily smart lawyer spotting a....More

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