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 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
in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 15, 2018

Brexit teeters on chaos and still no air transport plan

No deal, botched deal, backstop. Brexit, a word not coined just a few short years ago, has become a common noun with its own set of adjectives and....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Nov 09, 2018

Disturbing Vegas controller recording

I’m posting this blog with a link to what is believed to be a recording of the conversations between a Las Vegas tower controller and a number of....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 24, 2018

BA works out the meaning of customer service

British Airways has announced a company-wide initiative to train and empower its staff to be more service orientated....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Oct 19, 2018

How US aviation legislation could hurt, not help airline passengers

US legislators seem intent of late on meddling in how airlines are run. Not how airlines operate safely, but how they deliver their basic product....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 27, 2018

Senator John McCain

Heroes are born, idols are made, they say. Senator John McCain had no time for idolism, but he was a hero in the truest sense because of his actions....More
in ATW Editor's Blog Aug 21, 2018

Why US Senate should not add flag of convenience amendment to FAA bill

The US lawmaking system depends on the to-and-fro of amendment additions. But Section 530, a provision hitched to the FAA Reauthorization Bill,....More

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