Karen Walker

Karen Walker
Editor-In-Chief, Air Transport World

Karen Walker is ATW’s Editor-in-Chief. She had been covering the aerospace industry for almost 30 years. She has specialist knowledge in training, simulation, safety and aeropolitics.

Aeromexico Embraer E190 Crash Probe Underway 
An investigation has begun into what caused the crash of an Aeromexico Embraer E190 in Durango Tuesday evening, while the airline confirmed all 107 people onboard survived.
Airbus A330neo Route-Proving Comes To U.S. 
Airbus is continuing its route-proving program toward A330neo certification, completing a 2-hr. leg from Chicago O’Hare to Atlanta Hartsfield on July 7.
Delta CEO Weighs In On NMA, Hypersonic Airliner 
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian reaffirmed his interest in Boeing’s potential new mid-market aircraft (NMA), which he referred to as the 797, but is far less certain of the need for another potential new airliner that Boeing unveiled this week—a Mach 5 hypersonic aircraft.
Airline Industry Pushes For CORSIA Standards 
With barely seven months left before new emissions reporting requirements come into force for international flights, governments are being pressed to take urgent action so that standards are in place in time to comply.
Podcast: Tougher Times Ahead For Airlines?
IATA revised downward its profit forecast for this year as fuel and labor costs rise. The industry has to be careful to protect its margins, but not everything is under its own control.
New Aircraft Could Make Ultra-Long-Haul Routes Viable  11
New-generation widebodies are prompting some airlines to seek out potential new city pairs that can be served nonstop with flight times of 17 hr. or longer.
Lufthansa Firms Six Airbus A320neo Options 
Lufthansa Group has firmed options for six further Airbus A320neos, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board at the beginning of May.
White House Clarifies Terms Of UAE Deal 
In its third version this week of what was agreed between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on their Open Skies aviation deal, the White House now says there is an “understanding” that UAE airlines have “no current plans” to add fifth freedom flights, but makes no mention of a routes freeze.
White House Says UAE Agreement Includes Freeze 
In what appears to be a divergence from the terms of the diplomatic understanding the U.S. and United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached over their Open Skies agreement, a top White House official told industry stakeholders there is a freeze on adding routes to the U.S.
U.S.-UAE Open Skies Agreement Remains Fully Intact 
All sides are claiming a “win” in the U.S.-United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreeement on the nations’ Open Skies aviation accord, but importantly the Open Skies treaty stays fully intact.
Podcast: What’s the Holdup on Air Traffic Modernization? 1
Aviation Week Network editors discuss what needs to be done to move forward and why business aviation isn’t more enthusiastic.
Airline Fleet Analysis: ANA To Specialize A380s For Hawaii Service 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is configuring the cabins of its Airbus A380s—which will be used to fly between Japan and Hawaii—with four classes and some all-new features that include a changing room, bar counters in all cabins and couch options in economy.
ANA Unveils Four-Class Airbus A380 Configuration 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is configuring the cabins of its Airbus A380s with four classes and some all-new features that include a changing room, bar counters in all cabins and couch options in economy.
Boeing Drops Pursuit Of Penalties Against Bombardier C Series 
Boeing has not appealed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) rejection of its C Series price dumping claims against Bombardier. Boeing confirmed the March 22 deadline to appeal the Jan. 26 ITC vote passed without it filing an appeal.
Boeing Cautious On Business Case For NMA  1
Making a business case for Boeing’s potential new mid-market aircraft (NMA) remains the manufacturer’s biggest challenge, Boeing’s chief marketing executive said, even as more airlines are pushing for the aircraft sooner rather than later.
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