Karen Walker

Commercial Content Director, Air Transport World and Aviation Daily,
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.


Airbus at 50: Looking forward
At 50, Airbus is comfortable in its middle age. Led by a new, streamlined executive committee headed by a new CEO, the company has its own identity and the jabs at “our friends in Seattle” have all but disappeared.
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.
JetBlue sets its sights on Europe 
The publicly traded airline plans service to London from Boston and New York in 2021, posing a fresh challenge to the three major US legacy carriers.
Airbus expects market for larger A350 will develop
Airbus anticipates that the market will eventually want a version of the A350 XWB larger than the -1000 variant, company executives said May 21.
Airbus believes incrementally developed airliners address mid-market
The Boeing 737 MAX grounding is not causing Airbus to make any change to its commercial strategy, Airbus’ chief salesman said Tuesday.
Editorial: Safety is everyone’s top priority
Since the tragic crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX 8s, the first in Indonesia in October and the second in Ethiopia in March, there’s been an awful lot of talk about safety being “the number one priority.”
Editorial: Safety is everyone’s top priority
There’s been an awful lot of talk about safety being “the number one priority.”
Editorial: Sustainability is also good for industry growth 
When it comes to sustainability, this industry is a good citizen. Airports and airlines worldwide, large and small, are doing incredible things to reduce waste, convert to solar and electric power, reduce their carbon and emissions footprints, and actively engage in wildlife and earth-sustaining projects.
Analysis: US majors latest Open Skies battle is with Air Italy
If US majors get their way, Congress will hold more hearings on the quarrel over the US Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Airlines cautious on return date for MAX ops 
MAX operators in the US and elsewhere are emphasizing a need to plan for the busy summer season to set schedules well ahead of whenever the groundings are lifted.
Boeing suspends revenue forecasts as 1Q earnings show MAX impact 
Boeing has posted its 2019 first-quarter results, which indicate the initial financial impact of the 737 MAX crashes and groundings as well as acknowledging continued uncertainty about the full cost.
Editorial: Green to Grow
Airports and airlines worldwide are reducing waste, converting to solar and electric power and reducing their carbon and emissions footprints.
Analysis: Why US majors are picking a fight with Air Italy 
If the CEOs of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines get their way, US Congress will hold yet another set of hearings this year on the seemingly never-ending quarrel over the US Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Air Italy A330-200
US CEOs say AA-DL-UAL are waging ‘disinformation campaign’ 
FedEx chairman and CEO Fred Smith has joined with the CEOs of Atlas Air Worldwide and JetBlue Airways to strongly rebuke an open letter to US President Donald Trump from the CEOs of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines claiming that Qatar Airways’ stake in Air Italy breaches the US-Qatar Open Skies agreement.
American extends Boeing MAX ops freeze through mid-August 
American Airlines has further extended its cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations through Aug. 19, the airline announced Sunday.
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