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.

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.
‘Urgent Action’ Needed to Avoid Brexit Airline Disaster 
While the IATA and the aviation industry are hopeful that government negotiators will reach an agreement in time to avoid airline service disruption, news this week that broader Brexit talks were stalled is causing concern.
AACO Warns Against U.S. Tax Proposal 
A U.S. legislative proposal to tax certain foreign airlines—one which seems to target the major Gulf carriers—is a dangerous move, the head of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) warned Nov. 21.
New International Security Rules Bring Cost, Hassle 
New security rules that the U.S. and some other countries are imposing on inbound foreign flights are causing significant hassle and are costly to implement.
Podcast: Protectionist Threat to Aviation? 16
What are the ramifications of trade complaints by Boeing and U.S. airlines? Teal Group’s Richard Aboulafia joins Aviation Week and ATW editors to discuss.
The missing aircraft, photographed in 2011.
Australian Authorities Say MH370 Unknowns ‘Unacceptable’ 
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says it is “almost inconceivable and certainly societally unacceptable” that what happened to Flight MH370 remains a mystery.
American Enhances Product In Segmented Cabins 
American Airlines is planning more enhancements to its onboard products as it pursues a strategy of segmenting cabins to offer multiple levels of service at different fares.
Airbus A350-900
American Weighing A350 Order 
American Airlines expects to make a final decision on its order for 22 Airbus A350-900s within six months and possibly by the end of 2017.
Parker: American Will ‘Never Lose Money Again’  1
American Airlines is confident it will continue to produce annual profits averaging $5 billion and will never again lose money, Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said Sept. 28.
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