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.
 

Articles
Ryanair Eyes Amsterdam, Paris Orly; EasyJet Expands Amsterdam Base 
Ryanair’s request to Airport Coordination Netherlands for slots at Amsterdam Airport was granted, giving the Irish LCC slots for up to nine daily flights at the airport this winter. Ryanair already operates from three regional Dutch airports—Eindhoven, Maastricht and Groningen—but the airline is adding more primary airports to its network as part of its “Always Getting Better” strategy to attract more business passengers and improve the overall customer experience.
Dutch Finance Minister: Air France-KLM Has To Solve Its Problems 
The Dutch government does not need to take a shareholding in Air France-KLM to secure the interests of KLM and Amsterdan Airport Schiphol, according Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem.
Can Kenya Airways And South African Airways Recover? 
Two of Africa’s largest airlines face an uphill struggle to become profitable.
Airport Development Projects Mushrooming Across Africa  2
The need to invest in adequate and safe airport infrastructure in Africa stems from the threat from terrorist groups as well as a strong forecasted growth in passenger numbers.
Superjet International Changing Sales Setup To Help Promote SSJ100 
Political tensions with Russia and uncertainty over sanctions are not to blame for slow SSJ100 sales, SJI CEO says, and Western sales will pick up as the commercial market improves.
Ex-Embraer Executive Leads Superjet Commercial Revamp 

Eduardo Munhos de Campos, who was vice president for sales at Embraer until October last year, is heading efforts to establish a single, unified worldwide commercial structure for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). Plans to bundle the commercial and marketing activities of Superjet Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and its Italy-based affiliate, Superjet International (SJI), were made more than a year ago—but progress had been slow—partially due to the restructuring of Finmeccanica and management changes at United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

ATR Works Hard To Keep Current Turboprops Attractive  1
Sales are dipping, but ATR reached an important milestone—selling its 1,500th turboprop since launch of the program in 1981.
Embraer Wins Orders For Both The E-Jet E1 And E2 
Aircastle signed a firm order for 25 E-Jet E2s, consisting of 15 E190-E2s and 10 E195-E2s with an additional 25 purchase rights for 15 E190-E2s and 10 E195-E2s.
Ex-Embraer Executive Leads Superjet Commercial Revamp 

LE BOURGET, France—Eduardo Munhos de Campos, who was vice president for sales at Embraer until October last year, is heading efforts to establish a single, unified worldwide commercial structure for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100).

Ex-Embraer Executive Leads Superjet Commercial Revamp 

LE BOURGET, France—Eduardo Munhos de Campos, former Embraer vice president-sales, is heading efforts to establish a unified worldwide commercial structure for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100). Plans to bundle the commercial and marketing activities of Superjet Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and its Italy-based affiliate, Superjet International (SJI), more than a year ago, are progressing.

Airbus Relaunches A320 Freighter Conversion Program 
Airbus is forecasting demand for more than 600 narrowbody freighter conversions over the next 20 years. Most of these conversions will be in Asia—specifically China—and the U.S.
Braathens To Streamline Fleet Ahead Of Rebranding 
The group’s existing fleet comprises 12 Saab 2000s, five ATR 75-500s and 12 Avro RJs—a mix of RJ85 and RJ100s.
AFI KLM E&M Aims For 8% Share Of Component MRO Market 
The Franco-Dutch group’s profitable MRO arm will have to deliver some €170 million ($192 million) in cost savings over the next three years as part of the broader push to drive profitabilty at the group level.
Superjet Is Positive On SSJ100 Sales
Speculation that Finmeccanica might pull out of the joint venture with Superjet Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company have not dented the enthusiasm of Superjet International's CEO.
Ex-Embraer Executive Leads Superjet Commercial Revamp
Eduardo Munhos de Campos, who was vice president for sales at Embraer until last October, is heading efforts to establish a single, unified worldwide com- mercial structure for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100).
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