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
EU Approves Start For Armenia Open-Skies Talks 
EU member-states have given the European Commission the mandate to start negotiations on a comprehensive air transport agreement with Armenia.
EC Wants Arbitration With U.S. Over Norwegian Air Permit 
The European Commission has formally notified U.S. authorities of its request for arbitration over issuing a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International, Aviation Daily has learned.
Turkish Airlines, Cabot Aviation In Deal To Remarket A330-200s 
Turkish Airlines is seeking to conclude sub-leases for eight A330-200s grounded due to a substantial drop in traffic growth.
Kenya Airways Begins Search For CEO To Succeed Ngunze 
Kenya Airways launches search for a new CEO after Mbuvi Ngunze confirmed last week he will be leaving the Nairobi-based airline in the first quarter of 2017.
EC Selects NAI Dispute Arbitrator 
The European Commission (EC) has selected Giorgio Sacerdoti to arbitrate the dispute with the U.S. over the delay in awarding Norwegian Air International (NAI) a U.S. foreign air carrier permit.
EC Expected To Get Mandate For Armenia Talks 
EU transport ministers are expected to grant the European Commission (EC) the mandate to start negotiating a comprehensive air transport agreement with Armenia at their next council meeting, scheduled for Dec. 1.
Can Aeroflot Make The Top 20 Of Airlines?  13
Despite unfavorable conditions, Aeroflot continues to transform itself, showing strong traffic and revenue growth.
Aer Lingus Expands Transatlantic Capacity 
IAG is further leveraging Dublin as a transatlantic gateway, and delivering on commitments made during the take-over process of Aer Lingus.
EasyJet Expects Market To Remain Difficult 
EasyJet has renegotiated further fleet flexibility with its suppliers, and now has a shorter window within which to make decisions about deferrals of aircraft deliveries, CEO Carolyn McCall said.
EC Exploring Safety List For Non-EU Airports  3
The European Commission is analyzing whether it should introduce a list of third-country airports that do not meet EU safety standards and are deemed unsafe to be used by EU airlines or airlines flying to the EU.
Emirates, Turkish Enter Crisis Mode As Demand Falters  5
Two airlines that were seemingly immune to external shocks are finally starting to see revenues affected by a variety of factors.
Turkish Airlines Records Major Drop In Profits 
Turkish Airlines is scaling down its capacity growth to just 1% in 2017 and will even decrease seat production by 1% in 2018, moves that corroborate that its rapid growth of the past decade has come to a halt.
Wizz Air Sticks To Full-Year Guidance, Increases Profitability 
Wizz Air has become the second European LCC to post a net profit margin well above the industry average, despite Brexit, security concerns and falling yields.
Air Astana, ALC Take Delivery Of First A320neo 
Air Astana could decide in 2017 on a new order for more Airbus A320neo-family aircraft, CEO Peter Foster said during the Nov. 8 handover ceremony of the Kazakhstan flag carrier’s first A320neo here.
Ryanair Increases Profits, Raises Traffic-Growth Target 
The uncertainty due to recent terrorist attacks across Europe, as well as the UK’s vote to exit the EU, are not thwarting Ryanair’s overall growth plans.
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