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.

Articles
U.S. Lawmakers Plan FAA Oversight Review In Wake Of MAX Grounding 
Refined satellite tracking data combined with some non-defined physical evidence from the wreckage of the Ethiopian Airlines crash site prompted Canada, and then the U.S., to ground the Boeing 737 MAX.
ANA Holdings Signs Stake In PAL; Eyes ASEAN Market Growth 
Executives at All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA HD) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) began their new strategic partnership Friday after completing signing ceremonies in Tokyo.
2019 Airline Forecast: Profitable Trends Continue Despite Concerns 
The world’s airlines are expected to post a collective net profit of $32.3 billion in 2018, followed by a $35.5 billion net profit in 2019, which will mark the industry’s 10th consecutive profitable year. But maintaining that positive trend will be no breeze.
ANA Releases A380 Hawaii Flight Schedule 
All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin its Airbus A380 flights to Honolulu May 24 with a 3X weekly service, taking it to a daily service from July 1.
Royal Air Maroc To Join oneworld Alliance 
The oneworld global alliance announced Dec. 5 that Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will become its 14th full member airline, an expansion likely to be inaugurated in mid-2020.
U.S., UK Reach Open Skies Agreement 
The U.S. and UK have agreed an Open Skies pact that will allow them to continue liberalized air services after the UK leaves the European Union in March 2019.
IATA: Brexit Declaration Aviation Clauses Lack Details 
A political declaration issued by the UK and European Union (EU) Nov. 25—an agreement setting conditions for how they will work after the Brexit separation—calls for an air transport agreement to ensure continued connectivity for airlines within the European trade bloc.
Boeing To Conduct Briefings With 737 MAX Customers Next Week 
Boeing will hold a set of regional meetings and conference calls next week with 737 MAX customers to address their questions and concerns about a new system that was introduced on the re-engined narrowbody.
JetBlue CEO Warns U.S. Legacy Carriers, JVs Stifle Competition 
The CEO of U.S. independent carrier JetBlue Airways has called for greater scrutinization of large airline joint ventures (JVs), warning they can harm competition and innovation.
Delta Adds 10 A330neos To Existing Order, Defers A350s 
Delta Air Lines has placed a new order for 10 Airbus A330neos, increasing its total order for the widebody to 35, while further deferring delivery of 10 A350XWBs that were previously delayed.
IATA Head Urges More MENA Commitments To CORSIA 
Only three of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) nations have signed up for the voluntary CORSIA global aviation carbon offsetting scheme that begins in 2020, although IATA says there is no particular reason why they are holding off.
IATA CEO: Airport Privatization Leads To Failed Promises 
The head of IATA, in a speech to Arab airlines and aviation organizations, continued his advice to governments to be cautious about turning to the private sector to solve their aviation infrastructure challenges.
IATA CEO: Airport Privatization Leads To Failed Promises 
The head of IATA, in a speech to Arab airlines and aviation organizations, continued his advice to governments to be cautious about turning to the private sector to solve their aviation infrastructure challenges.
Arab Carriers Association Head Warns Against Protectionism 
Airlines, their passengers and the air cargo market will be far worse off if the industry retreats into protectionism after 40 years of air transport liberalization, the head of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) warned Nov. 6.
Boeing Remains Cautious On NMA As Good Year Continues 
Boeing continues its cautious talk on whether it will launch a new mid-market aircraft (NMA), reiterating that it must still establish a business case.
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