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.

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.
JetBlue aircraft stranded at New York JFK in January.
JFK Storm Crisis Prompts Communications Initiative 
The IATA is coordinating efforts to ensure airlines, airport operators, air traffic control (ATC) authorities and other key aviation stakeholders communicate critical information better when there is an incident that causes severe operational disruption at a major airport.
Largest A380 Customer Orders 20 More Aircraft 
Order is highly significant for the A380 program because it secures production of the aircraft for another 10 years.
Crashed An-148 Flight Recorders Recovered 
The cause of the crash is not yet known, but investigators seem to believe that a terrorist attack is unlikely.
IATA CEO de Juniac: Infrastructure ‘Crisis’ On Horizon 
IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac called for urgent attention to the air transport industry’s growing infrastructure bottlenecks, which are increasingly affecting fast-growth markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
Podcast: Boeing’s Trade Dispute and the Industry’s Future
What’s next for the commercial aviation and airline industry? And what’s the fallout of Boeing’s latest trade dispute? Listen in as analyst Richard Aboulafia talks to Aviation Week and ATW editors about the current state of affairs.
Podcast: The Commercial Aviation Boom Continues
The airline industry is confident about 2018 prospects and sees no end to the up-cycle. But there are risks and rising costs. Our editors discuss the IATA outlook.
IATA Forecasts Record Airline Revenues In 2018 
As has been the trend for the past few years, there will be significant differences in airline profitability from region to region, with North America maintaining its substantial profit lead.
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