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.

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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.”
American CEO Calls On Washington To Support U.S. Airlines 
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker has chastised the U.S. political system for treating the airline industry like a vice rather than a business that fuels the economy and warned that the fast growth of major Gulf carriers is an increasing threat to U.S. carrier global competitiveness.
DOT Postpones Norwegian Air International Decision 
Norwegian Air Shuttle has been waiting more than six months for a DOT decision on its application and a ruling on the exemption was anticipated this week. DOT by law has six months from the time of application to rule on an exemption. There is no deadline for the foreign air carrier permit decision.
Aviation Groups: Unified Global Air Security Elusive 
Oversight agencies face myriad obstacles to ensuring universal air security
 
Blogs
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Jan 20, 2015
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