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.

First C Series Aircraft Delivered To Swiss International Air Lines 
Bombardier has delivered the first C Series aircraft, to Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines, at ceremonies at Mirabel, Quebec.
Industry Honors Dave Barger With Pogue Award 
U.S. industry chiefs on June 23 lauded Dave Barger, the former JetBlue Airways CEO, when he was presented with the 2016 L. Welch Pogue Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Aviation Club (IAC) of Washington, D.C., and Aviation Week & Space Technology.
Air Serbia Launches Belgrade–New York Service 
Air Serbia on June 23 scheduled Belgrade–John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) service, providing the first direct flights between Serbia and the U.S. in 24 years.
China Pushes Airspace Modernization 
A flight-delay-management project tested at Xian International Airport is showing results and may be extended to other airports in China, where delays have become commonplace.
Transport Chief: U.S., EU Should Broaden Open Skies 
Europe and the U.S. should broaden their open skies transatlantic aviation agreement so airlines can operate more like other businesses, unshackled by ownership and control rules, the head of the European Commission’s transport directorate told a Washington audience.
IAG’s Walsh To Fight Plan For Third Heathrow Runway 
The head of British Airways’ parent company said he would fight against the proposal to build a third runway at London Heathrow Airport, calling it “indefensible” from a cost point of view.
IATA Chief Optimistic About Carbon Agreement 
IATA Director General Tony Tyler is optimistic that world governments will agree on a global carbon offsetting system for commercial aviation later this year.
Commentary: Norwegian Is Only The Latest Target 
Players on both sides of the Atlantic would do well to remember one thing: They are all doing well in the transatlantic market because of, not despite, open skies.
U.S. Tentatively Approves Norwegian Air Permit 
The Transportation Department (DOT) has given tentative permission for Norwegian Air International (NAI) to serve the U.S., more than two years since NAI first applied for a foreign air carrier permit.
IATA Signs Security Pact With Migration Organization 
IATA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to increase cooperation on aviation security and border security issues.
Podcast: Will Alaska-Virgin America Deal Pass Muster? 2
Air Transport World’s Karen Walker and Aviation Daily’s Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss regulatory hurdles to $2.6-billion deal and whether it marks the end of U.S. airline consolidation.
Virgin America-Alaska Merger Could Be Easier To Approve 
Reports that Virgin America is up for sale and talking to Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways poses the question: Which would be the better merger partner?
Airline Group Complains To EC On OEM Aftermarket Control 
IATA has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission (EC) on behalf of its airline members that the association says have “deep concern” about the control by OEMs over aftermarket repairs, parts and services.
ANA CEO Credits Growth To U.S. Airline Partnerships 
All Nippon Airways has more than doubled its traffic to and from the U.S. in the five years since it began its antitrust-immunized joint venture with United Airlines.
American Chief Backs Creation Of Non-Profit ATC System 
Politics should not stand in the way of FAA reform and advancing the pace of NextGen air traffic control, the head of American Airlines said on March 22.

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