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.
 

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EASA Allows Gate-To-Gate Use of PEDs - With ‘Flight Mode’ Off 

European airlines can let passengers use portable electronic devices (PEDs) throughout the flight, regardless of whether the device is transmitting or not, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ruled on Friday. 

The new notice makes it possible, in principle, for airlines to let passengers use their mobile phones for texting, voice calls and Wi-Fi in all stages of the flights, even during landing and take-off. PEDs do not need to be in “airplane mode,” EASA said. 

Air France-KLM Pulls Back On Transavia Europe, Leaving Strategy In Limbo 
Pilot unions’ demands in Europe could spell the demise of Air France-KLM
Delta-Virgin Atlantic JV Brings Fresh Competition To Transatlantic 
The airline is adding capacity on routes with the most financial upswing
EASA Allows Gate-To-Gate Use of PEDs With ‘Flight Mode’ Off 
The new notice makes it possible, in principle, for airlines to let passengers use their mobile phones for texting, voice calls and Wi-Fi in all stages of the flights, even during landing and take-off.
Pilots Snub Air France Offer To Postpone Transavia Europe 

The conflict between pilots and Air France over the proposed expansion of the group’s Transavia into a pan-European low-cost carrier (LLC) is spiraling out of control, with pilots rejecting management’s latest offer.

Ryanair Looking At In-Flight Wi-Fi Across Its Fleet 
No firm decision has been made, but “we’re looking at in-flight Wi-Fi options. The use of a laptop and a tablet onboard is becoming standard by businessmen and families, but we have to find the right technology and systems for the different coverage zones and countries we fly to. It’s more complicated in Europe than in the U.S.,” Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said in an interview.
Virgin Atlantic Analyzing Performance of Little Red 

BRUSSELS-— Virgin Atlantic is reviewing its U.K. domestic airline Little Red, which launched 18 months ago to generate feed traffic from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester for Virgin Atlantic long-haul flights at London Heathrow.

Pilots Snub Air France Offer To Postpone Transavia Europe 
In an attempt to find a solution to the crisis, Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac offered to postpone plans to create foreign bases for Transavia (outside France and the Netherlands) until the end of the year.
Virgin Atlantic Analyzing Performance Of Little Red 
“We are looking at Little Red through the same lens as the rest of the business and all our other routes while taking into consideration that it is still in its growth phase,” Virgin Atlantic Chief Executive Craig Kreeger noted at an European Aviation Club luncheon in Brussels.
Air France Pilots Extend Strike Despite New Concessions 
Members of the SNPL Air France ALPA union—the largest pilots union at the airline, representing about 60% of its flight crew—were invited to vote on whether to prolong the industrial action.
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