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.

SSJ To Get Unified Commercial Setup
Hoping to boost the sales of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) and better serve its customers, parent SuperJet Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) and its Italy-based affiliate, SuperJet International (SJI), are planning to bundle their commercial and marketing activities and establish a single, unified worldwide commercial structure.
Azul Becomes Launch Customer For The E195-E2
Embraer has signed up the first operator for the largest model of its second-generation E-Jets with a letter of intent (LOI) from Brazilian low-cost carrier Azul for 30 firm orders for the E195-E2 and an additional 20 purchase rights.
Embraer Sees Need For 6,250 New 70- To 130-Seat Jets
Embraer Commercial Aviation still sees buoyant demand for 70- to 130-seat jets and is forecasting that some 6,250 new jet aircraft of that size will be delivered over the next 20 years to support growing market demand in regional air transport and to replace aging aircraft.
Qatar Airways’ Al Baker: Happy With A350 (So Far), Unhappy With A380
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is concerned about moves by Airbus and Boeing to offer their new widebodies with a single powerplant source and warned that the “manufacturers should know that this leads to losing business to the other OEM.”
Steven Udvar-Házy Sees Market for 90-Seat ATR
Air Lease Corporation (ACL) chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Házy has added spice to the divergence in opinion among ATR’s shareholders over the timing and maturity of launching a higher-capacity ATR, and said he believes there is a “market for a slightly larger turboprop.”
Embraer’s E2 Program Gets Boost With Trans States Holdings Order
Long-time Embraer customer Trans States Holdings (TSH), based in St. Louis, Missouri, has placed an order with Embraer for 50 E175-E2 aircraft, plus options for a further 50, worth up to $2.4 billion at list prices if all options are converted.
Etihad Seeks 49% Stake in Ailing Alitalia 

If Alitalia produced dairy products or steel instead of airline service, would it still be in business? 

Airlines Singing Praises Of 787 20
Operators see improving 787 reliability and better fuel burn after rough start
ATR: Keeping Its Eye on the Ball
ATR’s shareholders have agreed to disagree on the timing and maturity of the 90-seater project, but the turboprop manufacturer’s new chief sees plenty of scope to develop ATR without adding, at least for now, the stretched version.
ATR Heads for Bumper Year
ATR is heading toward a second record year in a row in 2014 after signing more firm orders in the first six months than during the whole of 2013, when it sold 89 aircraft.
Embraer Reveals E2 Cabin
Embraer is introducing several new features in the interiors of its second generation E-jets, including staggered individual seats in business class, “wheels first” and bigger overhead bins and an e-enabled cabin management system.
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