Cathy Buyck

Cathy Buyck
Brussels Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Brussels, Cathy covers European regulatory affairs, commercial air transport and MRO. Most recently, she was senior analyst for CAPA – Centre for Aviation. Prior, Cathy was Air Transport World's European Editor/Bureau Chief, leading ATW's Europe, Middle East and African coverage for the magazine and the daily online news. She also contributed to ATW’s numerous newsletters and was responsible for ATW’s annual World Airport Report.
She won the 2010/11 European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) Hank McGonagle Journalism Award for a two-part article on the inclusion of aviation in the European ETS and was shortlisted several times for the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year in the Air Transport and Best Strategy/ Finance category. In 2005, she was awarded the ATW Publisher’s Award. Cathy served as president of the Aviation Press Club (Belgium) for many years. She started her career as a journalist working for Belgium’s leading business magazine Trends. Cathy holds a Masters in Modern History from the KULeuven, Belgium, with distinction.

European Commission Struggles With New Airline Fair-Competition Rules  1
The EU’s new Aviation Package is due in December but it will not include a new fair competition law for airlines.
Air France Confirms Long-Haul Fleet And Network Reduction, Jobs Cuts 
Air France confirmed it will downsize its operations and cut some 2,900 jobs, but some staff did not take the news well, turning violent on executives during the central works council on that took place the morning of Oct. 5.
EC Pulls Back Demand For Fair Competition Clauses 
Airlines throughout the world have been increasingly worried about the upcoming EU Aviation Package, which will outline the EU’s future aviation strategy. Now it turns out the European Commission (EC) is pulling back one of its most contentious demands: fair competition clauses.
Air France Prepares Downsizing Of The Airline 
The downsizing will take place in 2016 and 2017, unless pilots and management are able to conclude a last-minute deal during the weekend.
Norwegian Plans Boeing 737 Transatlantic Flights From Ireland  2
Norwegian Air Shuttle is looking to team with its larger competitor Ryanair to provide feeder traffic as it launches flights from Ireland to the U.S.
Oman Starting 787 Service Oct. 25 
Oman Air’s first Boeing 787-8 will enter scheduled service on Oct. 25.
Cargolux 747-8F Fleet Grows To 13 
Cargolux Airlines has taken delivery of a new Boeing 747-8F aircraft, bring its fleet to 13 of the type, plus 12 747-400Fs.
Wizz Air Lifts Full-Year Profit Forecast 
Wizz Air has become the third LCC in Europe to raise its full-year profit guidance in recent weeks following a summer of strong trading.
Norwegian To Launch 737 Transatlantic Flights, Talks With Ryanair For Feed 

BRUSSELS—Norwegian Air Shuttle’s transatlantic network just got more ambitious, with two new routes planned to Boston and New York from Cork, Ireland.

Air France Sets Deadline For Agreement With Pilots, Cabin Crew 
Air France will announce at an extraordinary works council on Monday, Oct. 5 whether it will move toward a “Plan B” that could result in a 10% reduction of long-haul capacity, massive layoffs and the deferral of the airline’s Boeing 787 deliveries.
Norwegian To Launch 737 Transatlantic Flights, Talks With Ryanair For Feed 
Norwegian Air Shuttle’s transatlantic network just got more ambitious, with two new routes planned to Boston and New York from Cork, Ireland.
Ryanair To Give Aer Lingus Proceeds To Shareholders 
Ryanair will not use the proceeds from the sale of its Aer Lingus stake to finance new aircraft and instead will distribute almost €400 million ($358.9 million) to shareholders.
Ryanair To Grow Both Belgium Bases 
Ryanair will add new routes at both its Belgium bases—Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Brussels Airport (BRU) and—in the IATA 2016 summer schedule, the airline CEO has said.
Vueling Launches Base At Paris Charles de Gaulle 
Spanish LCC Vueling, an International Airlines Group (IAG) subsidiary, will open a base at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in May 2016 with two 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
European Court Decision Will Cost Airlines, Help Passengers 
The ruling makes it easier for carriers to be successfully sued over flight cancellations and suppliers over defective parts.

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