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.

Appeals Court Upholds Block On Trump’s Revised Travel Ban 
U.S. appeals court upholds the block on U.S. President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.
Airbus Engineering Aids Oracle Team USA In America’s Cup Bid  2
Airbus has provided aircraft design know-how to the U.S. team bidding to retain the America’s Cup, the ultimate prize in yacht racing and the world’s oldest international sport.
Podcast: United in Crisis 102
United’s CEO “made a horrific situation worse,” when he sent an email praising employees following Sunday’s incident. Listen in as our editors discuss the broader damage the incident has done to the U.S. airline industry.
FAA Issues Safety Bulletin On PEDs After U.S. Ban
The FAA has issued a safety information bulletin related to the new security bans on most personal electronics in carry-on bags on certain flights, but is not making that bulletin public.
A Kuwaiti man puts his laptop inside his checked bag in Kuwait City.
EASA Warns Against Putting Electronics In Cargo Holds 
The EASA bulletin does not mention directly new U.S. and UK security rules. But the directive is clearly meant to raise awareness of what it sees as a heightened fire risk the rules bring to airliners.
Tweet Prompts Speculation About Possible U.S. Ban 
The initial tweet said the ban applied to laptops; tablets; cameras; DVD players; and electronic games—all would need to be placed in checked baggage.
Ahead Of Chao Meeting, IATA Chief Criticizes Obama Rule 
The IATA director-general called for open borders, and for governments to not interfere with how airlines distribute their products.
Oracle Team USA has won the last two America's Cup competitions.
Airbus Applies Yachting Lessons To Sharklet 
Airbus is working on a redesign of its A320 Sharklet wingtips as a result of developing a new design manufacturing process for the foil of a high-speed yacht competing in this year’s America’s Cup race.
‘Normal’ U.S. Immigration Procedures Resume 
The U.S. State Department has lifted a ban on travelers from seven countries entering the U.S., after a federal judge temporarily blocked the executive order made by President Donald Trump.
JetBlue Takes Share In Charter JetSuite 
New York-based Jet Blue Airways has taken a minority stake in fast-growing, California-based jet-charter company JetSuite.
De Juniac: Speed, Innovation Key To Industry’s Health 
Speed and innovation will be essential to securing the future of a healthy global air transport industry as the world grows more uncertain and more difficult to predict, the new IATA chief said in his first public speech.
Qantas CEO: Financial Success Product Of Open Environment 
Cutting across company department “silos” and ensuring that all organizational voices are heard is critical to an airline’s financial success, Qantas Airways’ CEO said.
Complexity Makes IT Systems Vulnerable To Meltdown 
Major information technology (IT) meltdowns—like those that occurred this summer at Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines, bringing down their entire reservations systems for days—are not indicative of underlying infrastructure problems, but are related to the necessary complexity of airline systems, the chairman and CEO of American Airlines said.
Commercial Aviation’s Journey Since Sept 11, 2001 7
In the approach to the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the terrorist attack on the U.S. using hijacked airliners as weapons, ATW’s editors reflect on the commercial air transport industry then and now.
Commentary: Patterns Emerge In ‘Fly America’ Route Awards 
If it wasn’t so hung up on Emirates, Delta wouldn’t have played the “Fly America” card.
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