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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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.”
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.
 
Blogs
Mar 2, 2015
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1969: The Concorde's Hopeful First Flight 2

On March 2, 1969, Aviation Week’s Donald Fink was on hand to witness the first flight of the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde in Toulouse, France....More
Mar 1, 2015
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U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions 3

"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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NavWeek: Running With the Pac

The general feeling among many of China’s naval neighbors and in U.S. military circles is that China has been turning into a bit of a bully in (re)staking territorial claims in the seas off its coasts....More
Feb 27, 2015
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A400M Faces Production Challenges in 2015

Initially, Airbus was supposed to deliver 22 aircraft to at least four customers this year....More
Feb 27, 2015
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Pilot Report: Flying The Embraer 170 (2003)

Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More
Feb 26, 2015
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France's Defense Procurement Agency Saved By Rafale Sale

French exports were up in 2014, but the year ahead brings uncertainty....More
Feb 25, 2015
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Inside The Roc's Lair 18

A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California...More
Feb 25, 2015
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Pilot Report: Aviation Week Flies The Lockheed Martin U-2 (1999)

In 1999 Aviation Week's former Editor-in-Chief reached the highest altitude he had ever flown, in a U-2. Read his pilot report....More

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