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.

EU Members Set Time Limits On EC’s Open-Skies Mandates 
BRUSSELS –The European Commission will have just three years to finalize comprehensive air transport agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates when granted the mandates in June, Aviation Daily has learned.
Aegean Increases Traffic But Deepens Loss 
BRUSSELS—Aegean Airlines widened its losses in the first quarter, but the Greek carrier is confident its investment in fleet enlargement and international-network expansion will pay off in summer.
CityJet Gets First Sukhoi Superjet 100 
BRUSSELS—Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) and SuperJet International have delivered a Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft to Irish-based CityJet, the company’s first European customer.
EC Expecting Four Open-Skies Mandates In June 

BRUSSELS—The European Commission (EC) may be granted four mandates to start talks on comprehensive air-transport agreements at the June 7 meeting of the EU’s Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in Luxembourg, Aviation Daily has learned.

Ryanair’s Net Profit Surges 43% Year-Over-Year 

BRUSSELS—Ryanair will not slow down its planned capacity growth, and aims to increase market share across Europe, executives said during the carrier’s recent earnings call.                                                                &

Alitalia Bouncing Back Toward Profitability  3
Alitalia is on track to finally be in the black, largely with help from its biggest stakeholder, Etihad Airways.
European Business Aviation Struggling Again  16
Declining European business aviation activity in 2015 and early 2016 could signal the start of a downturn like those in 2009 and 2012-13.
Brussels Airport Upbeat On Post-Attacks Recovery 
BRUSSELS—Brussels Airport (BRU) management said passenger and cargo traffic are recovering after the March 22 terrorist attacks. But the airport’s image once again was tarnished, as several flights suffered delays May 20 due to a shortage of air traffic controllers.
Alitalia Turnaround Gains Speed With EC Ruling 
The European Commission (EC) has concluded that Etihad Airways has no effective control over Alitalia, said James Hogan, Etihad Aviation Group CEO and Alitalia vice chairman.
Negative Yield Trends Raise Doubts About Planned Turkish, Emirates Growth 
Even the most successful hub operators with well-distributed risk and access to fast-growing markets and government backing are not immune to turmoil in key business segments.
Brussels Airlines Committed To Long-Haul Expansion 
Brussels Airlines will proceed with its long-haul expansion and will add its 10th Airbus A330, the carrier’s CEO said.
BRU CEO Estimates Attack Revenue Loss At €90 Million 
Brussels Airport (BRU) is not reviewing its incentive policy, even though attracting new airlines is becoming increasingly hard due to recurring labor disputes following the March 22 terrorist attacks, the airport’s CEO said.
Transavia Growth ‘On Track,’ Launches Domestic Flights
Transavia’s Munich base is developing according to plan, and Lufthansa’s competitive response to the Air France–KLM low-cost subsidiary setting up shop at the German airport has been “limited,” the Franco-Dutch group’s finance chief said.
Battle For Norwegian Air International’s U.S. Operating Permit  2
Norwegian Air International long-haul expansion plans scored a major victory with tentative U.S. Transportation Department approval of its foreign air carrier permit.
Icelandair Diversifies Fleet With Boeing 767 Adds 
Icelandair has started upgauging its fleet and has deployed the first of two Boeing 767-300s, with the second aircraft scheduled to begin operating May 15.

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