Karen Walker

Air Transport World

Karen Walker is Editor-in-Chief at Air Transport World. She joined the magazine in that position in August 2013 and oversees the editorial content and direction of ATW’s digital, print, data and events products.

Previous positions include Chief Editor at Armed Forces Journal, Americas’ Editor at Air Transport Intelligence, and Executive Editor at Airline Business.

Karen studied in the UK, earning a degree in journalism. She is a dual citizen of the UK and USA and has lived and worked in both countries as well as in Singapore, where she was Asia Editor for Flight International.

Karen lives in Alexandria, VA., with her husband, Graham, and their rescue hounds and cats. She is a volunteer with Brood Basset Rescue and SPCA of Northern Virginia.


United signs for more Embraer regional jets
United Airlines signed a firm order for 25 Embraer E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration.
Unnamed lessor signs for 80 A320neos
Airbus announced it signed an MOU with an unidentified leasing company for 80 A320neo family aircraft.
Tarom is named as Boeing MAX customer
Romanian carrier Tarom signed an order for five Boeing 737 MAX 8s, valued at $586 million at list prices.
Ryanair 737 makes emergency landing after losing cabin pressure
Some 30 people were treated for minor injuries after a Ryanair Boeing 737 lost cabin pressure, made a descent and did an emergency landing in Frankfurt July 14.
Video: Airbus' Silvia Ustupska talks about the A330neo
Airbus A330 marketing manager-customer affairs Silvia Ustupska talks about the A330neo after a route-proving flight from Chicago O’Hare to Atlanta Hartsfield July 7.
Gallery: Airbus A330neo route-proving flights continue with TAP

Airbus continued its route-proving program toward A330neo certification July 7, completing a 2-hr. leg from Chicago O’Hare to Atlanta Hartsfield. This part of the testing used an A330-900neo that will be delivered to TAP Air Portugal, which has ordered 21 of the type. 

TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330-900neo
A330neo arrives in Atlanta on route-proving flight with TAP
Airbus is continuing its route-proving program toward A330neo certification, completing a 2-hr. leg from Chicago O’Hare to Atlanta Hartsfield July 7.
Delta CEO says don’t overbuild ‘797’; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian reaffirmed his interest in the Boeing new mid-market aircraft (NMA), which he dubbed the 797, but is far less certain of the need for another potential new airliner that Boeing unveiled this week, a Mach 5 hypersonic aircraft.
Industry welcomes progress on CORSIA standards
The air transport industry’s global emissions scheme progressed one step further this week when a set of standards was agreed at an ICAO Council meeting in Montreal.
Industry steps up action calls for CORSIA standards 
With barely seven months left before new emissions reporting requirements come into force for international flights, governments are being pressed to take urgent action so that standards are in place in time to comply.
Airbus A350-900 ULR for Singapore Airlines
Airlines explore ultra-long range route potential 
New-generation widebodies are prompting some airlines to seek out potential new city pairs that can be served nonstop with flight times of 17 hours or longer.
Delta exec appointed SkyTeam CEO 
SkyTeam has appointed former Delta Air Lines executive Kristin Colvile as CEO of the global alliance.
Lufthansa takes up options for six Airbus A320neos 
Lufthansa Group has firmed a previous option for six further Airbus A320neos, following a decision by the company’s supervisory board at the beginning of May.
First ANA A380 airframe assembly completed 
All Nippon Airways’ first of three Airbus A380s has completed airframe assembly and been moved to an outdoor station where structural completion, engine installation and cockpit furnishing will be conducted.
Analysis: US carriers have little to show after Open Skies fight
Three US majors, via their lobbyist, tried to put a silver lining on the result of the negotiations between the US and United Arab Emirates governments.
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