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.

Articles
TSA’s Expedited Screening Program Take-Up Passes 1 Million
There are more than 330 Pre-Check application centers in the U.S., including locations at 31 airports.
Rockwell Collins Commercial Flight-Tracking Service Set To Debut 
ARINC MultiLink brings together multiple data sources to reliably report the location of an aircraft anywhere in the world, the company says.
Travel Advocates, FedEx Join Forces To Maintain U.S. Open Skies Policy 
Although the content of those meetings has not been made public, the BTC-led group believes the airline CEOs are looking to review open skies policy, arguing that growing competition from the three major Gulf carriers—Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways—is unfair.
MRJ Rate To Reach 10 A Month By 2022 

TOKYO—Mitsubishi Aircraft expects to achieve its new target for full-rate production of 10 MRJ regional jets a month about five years after beginning deliveries.

The ramp-up plans were revealed by Mitsubishi Aircraft President Teruaki Kawai at a meeting of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) this week, and provide good indication as to how many production slots the company has available between 2017 and 2022.

Cathay Sees Little Potential In Long-Haul, Low-Cost Strategy 

TOKYO—Cathay Pacific Airways doubts the low-cost long-haul business model is sustainable over the long term and does not intend to change its full-service model to compete with the proliferation of low-cost carriers (LCCs) in the Asian market.

Cathay Pacific Chief Operating Officer Rupert Hogg spoke about evolving airline strategies in the Asian market as a panelist at the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) meeting here.

MRJ Rate To Reach 10 A Month By 2022 
The ramp-up plans were revealed by Mitsubishi Aircraft President Teruaki Kawai at a meeting of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) this week, and provide good indication as to how many production slots the company has available between 2017 and 2022.
Cathay Sees No Reason To Adapt Model Because Of Long-Haul Low Costs 
Cathay Pacific Chief Operating Officer Rupert Hogg spoke about evolving airline strategies in the Asian market as a panelist at the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) 58th Assembly of Presidents here on Wednesday.
IATA Launches Cyber Security Toolkit For Air Transport Industry 
The Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit was announced on Tuesday at the IATA AVSEC World aviation security conference in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Intelligence Chief: Information Has To Be Protected 
Speaking Monday in Washington, D.C. at the IATA AVSEC World aviation security conference, U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper (retired lieutenant general) expressed his strong belief in multiple intelligence agencies working together jointly as well as vertically with organizations such as FAA, TSA and the aviation industry.
IATA Effort Will Back Investment In NDC Standard 
IATA CEO and Director General Tony Tyler announced the NDC Innovation Fund in his keynote speech at the IATA World Passenger Symposium in San Diego.
Etihad Plans To Take First A380 Delivery Tomorrow; First 787 Saturday 
The aircraft will include an ultra-premium, two-person “Residence” class, along with first-class “Apartments.”
 
Blogs
Mar 26, 2015
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Open Skies Over Benelux And Germany

Cold War kids like me still remember the Open Skies treaty, the 1992 agreement by members of NATO and the then Warsaw Pact to allow observation flights over their territory as a confidence-building measure....More
Mar 26, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Gripen (1999)

In 1999, Aviation Week's then Editor-in-Chief reported on the capabilities of the Saab Gripen. Read his pilot report....More
Mar 25, 2015
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Kepler Achievements Recognized by National Air and Space Museum

"We are discovering all kinds of exotic planets, worlds that have oceans of molten rock, worlds that have not one but two stars rising in the East and setting in the West," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist....More
Mar 24, 2015
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NavWeek: Semper Why 3

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to tack back to its expeditionary core and the U.S. remains on course for its Asia-Pacific rebalance, the question of the force’s relevance is again coming to the fore....More
Mar 21, 2015
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SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell Talks Raptor, Falcon 9, CRS-2, Satellite Internet and More 5

During a March 17 luncheon Shotwell touched on developments underway at the Hawthorne, California-based company....More
Mar 20, 2015
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Germany To Boost Defense Spending

Germany's finance minister says the pacifist nation must shoulder more military commitments in the coming years....More
Mar 19, 2015
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NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Spots Martian Aurora, Unexplained Dust Cloud

"What's especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs," said Arnaud Stiepen, a University of Colorado researcher....More
Mar 19, 2015
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You Can't Fly Without Us

ARSA's known for MRO regulatory advocacy in Washington. Check out its AVMRO portal to see how else it is promoting the industry....More

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