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.

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.
Air France-KLM, Delta, Virgin Plan Transatlantic Joint Venture 
Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are moving to create a transatlantic joint venture (JV) triad that involves Air France-KLM acquiring a 31% stake in Virgin and Delta taking a 10% investment in Air France-KLM.
DOT Tentatively Approves Norwegian UK’s Permit 
The U.S. has tentatively granted LCC Norwegian UK a foreign air carrier permit, saying it sees no persuasive basis to deny the application.
American Ending Codeshares With Etihad And Qatar Airways 
This year has seen an escalation of anti-subsidy efforts by the U.S. majors, which appear to believe that the Trump administration might be more sympathetic to their allegations against the Big Three Gulf carriers.
CEO Promises Carrier Will Become World’s Best Airline 
The CEO described the new labor contracts he secured across the company as a $1 billion investment well worth the price.
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.
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