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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.

EC Transport Chief Warns Europe Will Defend Air Italy’s ATA Rights 
Europe will use “all legal means” to defend its carriers’ rights within the transatlantic air agreement, the head of Europe’s transport ministry warned a Washington audience.
EC Transport Chief Critiques Pace Of Aviation Emission Reduction 
Managing its environmental footprint is the air transport industry’s “number one challenge” in a world where people’s mindsets and expectations are changing fast, the head of Europe’s transport ministry told a Washington DC audience.
EC Transport Chief Warns U.S. Against Curtailing Air Italy Flights 
The European Commission (EC) has given the U.S. a stern warning not to take any action against Milan-based Air Italy that would prevent it flying to the U.S.
Startup Moxy To Receive First A220s From GECAS In April 2021 
Planned U.S. startup Moxy will have “lots of flexibility” with the Airbus A220-300 that would allow the airline to go international, its founder David Neeleman said.
TAP Portugal Considers A321XLR As Transatlantic Network Grows 
TAP Air Portugal, which is on an expansion drive, will eventually become a customer of the newly-launched Airbus A321XLR, co-owner David Neeleman said.
U.S.-UAE Issue New Open Skies Affirmation 
A new U.S.-United Arab Emirates (UAE) joint government statement is being seen as a full endorsement of the two countries’ Open Skies agreement rights, including Fifth Freedom services.
L3 To Open Americas’ Pilot Training Center In Texas 
L3 Commercial Aviation is planning to build its first U.S. airline training center, which will open in October and be co-located with the company’s Arlington, Texas-based L3 Link Training & Simulation facility.
Investigators Charge Four Men With MH17 Boeing 777 Shootdown 
Four men, including an alleged former Russian intelligence service colonel, have been charged with bringing the missile into Ukraine that shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014, killing all those on board the Boeing 777-200.
Heathrow Reveals Expansion Masterplan For Public Comment 
A masterplan for London Heathrow Airport’s expansion and third runway has been published and made available for public comment and consultation through Sept. 13.
Air New Zealand Orders Eight GE-Powered 787-10S 
Air New Zealand, in a widely anticipated decision, has selected the Boeing 787-10 for its widebody fleet upgrade.
Podcast: Airbus – Looking Ahead
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury and his management colleagues have taken over little over a month ago. Now, weeks before the Paris Air Show, the new leadership team has given first indications on strategy and priorities. What are the key takes? Aviation Week Network editors discuss.
Airbus: Incremental Improvements Address Mid-Size Market 
The Boeing 737 MAX grounding is not causing Airbus to make any change to its commercial strategy, Airbus’ chief salesman said May 21.
Airbus Sees Future Market For Larger A350 Variant 
Airbus anticipates that the market will eventually want a version of the A350XWB larger than the -1000 variant, company executives said May 21.
Boeing Sees Q1 MAX Impact; Suspends Revenue Forecasts 
Boeing has posted its 2019 first-quarter results, which indicate the initial financial impact of the two 737 MAX crashes and groundings, as well as acknowledging continued uncertainty about the full cost.
Why U.S. Majors Are Picking A Fight With Air Italy 
If the CEOs of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines get their way, U.S. Congress will hold yet another set of hearings this year on the seemingly never-ending quarrel over the U.S. Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

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