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 Low-Cost Carriers Brace For Tougher Times 
Brexit and terrorism-related concerns are prompting several European LCCs to lower their profit outlook, though overall they are still performing strongly
Finnair Incurs Additional Costs From A350 Delivery Delays 
Finnair continued to improve its financial and operational performance, despite a more challenging market and increased costs associated with delays in Airbus A350 deliveries, and the recruiting and training of flight crew.
Aeroflot Pursuing Joint Ventures 
Aeroflot believes the strength of its alliances is starting to fade, and it is talking to several airlines about forming a joint venture (JV), an executive of the Russian airline said.
Can Reshuffled Air France ‘Trust Together’?  10
Air France-KLM has major problems, including high costs, a heavy corporate structure and a lack of trust among different parts of the company.
Turkish Airlines Chief Airframer-Bound 
He managed to turn Turkish Airlines from a sleeping flag carrier into one of world’s fastest-growing airlines.
Norwegian Reports ‘Record’ Quarterly Profit 
Norwegian Air Shuttle is plotting several new long-haul routes, as it finds it “very easy” to compete with the legacy carriers, the LCC’s chief executive said.
KLM Cityhopper Pleased With E175 Performance 
KLM Cityhopper is extremely pleased with the performance of its Embraer E175, and the regional jet its fulfilling all of its specifications, the airline’s managing director said.
Ryanair Lowers Profit Forecast, Ups Traffic Guidance 
Ryanair has become the latest airline to warn that its full-year earnings will be affected by the UK’s vote to exit the EU.
CityJet Prepares For Third, Fourth SSJ100 Deliveries 
CityJet is scheduled to take delivery of its third Sukhoi Superjet 100 in a couple of weeks, and a fourth aircraft in December.
CityJet Readies For Third, Fourth SSJ100 Deliveries 
CityJet is scheduled to take delivery of its third Sukhoi Superjet 100 in a couple of weeks, and a fourth aircraft in December.
Will Europe’s Regional Airlines Keep Growing Through 2017?  3
European regional airlines are cautiously optimistic about continued growth, and regional aircraft OEMs worldwide are also reaping the benefits.
Embraer Maintains European Long-Term Demand Outlook 
The UK’s decision to leave the EU has not prompted Embraer to change its long-term European market-demand forecast for new 70–130-seat jets.
Binter Buys More ATR 72-600s, Launches Cape Verde Airline 
Spanish regional aviation group Binter has signed a purchase agreement for a further six ATR 72-600s as part of the fleet renewal of Binter Canarias.
ATR CEO De Castelbajac Returns To Airbus 
Patrick de Castelbajac will be leaving his post as CEO of Toulouse-based turboprop manufacturer ATR to rejoin Airbus, where he will become the right-hand man of Fabrice Bregier, as the OEM moves to a new corporate structure.
ICAO Passes Landmark Emissions Plan 
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member countries have agreed to support the implementation of a global market based measure (GMBM) to offset international flights’ CO2 emissions, with not one country pulling a last-minute trick to block a deal that took years to negotiate.

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