Helen Massy-Beresford

Helen Massy-Beresford
Paris Bureau Chief

Based in Paris, Helen Massy-Beresford covers European and Middle Eastern airlines, the European Commission’s air transport policy and the air cargo industry for Aviation Week & Space Technology and Aviation Daily.

Helen combines a deep knowledge of the aviation industry with years of experience in journalism. She was a business reporter at Flight International in London before moving to Paris to work for Reuters as European Automotive Correspondent. She has written for a variety of publications including the Guardian, the Observer, the Telegraph, Airline Business and Aircraft Cabin Management.

Articles
In Bid To Avert Strikes, Ryanair To Recognize Pilot Unions 
agreed to recognize pilot unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal, bowing to pressure and changing its long-standing policy of negotiating directly with internal employee committees.
European Airline Consolidation To Continue Against Uncertain Political Setting 
Political volatility, consolidation and continuing growth of LCCs are on the horizon for airlines in Europe in 2018.
Ryanair Labor Issues Escalate As Irish Pilots Vote To Strike 
Conflict between Ryanair and its pilots is escalating in the run-up to the busy holiday period after some Irish pilots said they would strike on Dec. 20 and a German union asserted that negotiations were the only way to avert a strike, adding to similar recent calls in Portugal and Italy.
Europe And China Agree To Boost Aviation Cooperation 
The EU and China are set to sign two agreements that aim to strengthen their aviation cooperation by facilitating market access and boosting the competitiveness of the EU’s aeronautical sector.
Report: EasyJet To Win Unconditional Air Berlin Approval 
If the €40 million ($47 million) deal is approved, EasyJet will take on slots at Berlin’s Tegel Airport, as well as former Air Berlin aircraft leases. This would give it a leg up in the German market.
Challenging EasyJet, Ryanair Seeks Berlin Tegel Slots 
Ryanair has applied for slots to base nine aircraft at Berlin’s Tegel Airport from summer 2018, in a challenge to EasyJet’s expansion plans there and in the broader German market following Air Berlin’s collapse.
Air France Launches Joon, Unveils New Destinations 
Although the company has said it is not a low-cost carrier, it plans to keep its cost base low.
Europe Adds Venezuela’s Avior Airlines To Banned List For Safety 

PARIS—Europe added Venezuela’s Avior Airlines to its list of non-European carriers considered not meeting international safety standards.

Air France-KLM And Jet Airways Deepen Partnership 
The carriers say the new agreement should boost offerings for passengers traveling between India, Europe and North America, offering a seamless travel experience across the Air France, KLM and Jet Airways networks.
IAG Launches New Level Routes, Picks Paris As Second Base 
International Airlines Group (IAG) says its Level low-cost, long-haul airline would launch four new routes from Paris Orly Airport starting in July 2018.
Air France-KLM’s ‘Trust Together’ Logs First-Year Successes 
The Franco-Dutch carrier’s strategic plan is bearing fruit with new partnerships, and soon a new airline.
Ryanair Shrugs Off Renewed Pilot Calls For Collective Negotiations 
Ryanair has said it would continue to negotiate directly with pilot bases, after the Portuguese pilots’ union APAC called on the carrier to recognize a newly-formed European Employee Representative Committee.
EASA Proposes New Aircraft CO2 Standards 

PARIS—The European Safety Agency (EASA) has proposed new standards for aircraft CO2 emissions to the European Commission, in a bid to encourage manufacturers to include the latest fuel-efficiency technologies in aircraft designs.

EasyJet Taps TUI Executive As CEO To Succeed McCall 
British LCC EasyJet said TUI Group executive Johan Lundgren will become chief executive on Dec. 1. He will succeed Carolyn McCall, who is moving to the top job at television company ITV.
EASA Proposes New Aircraft CO2 Standards 

PARIS—The European Safety Agency (EASA) has proposed new standards for aircraft CO2 emissions to the European Commission, in a bid to encourage manufacturers to include the latest fuel-efficiency technologies in aircraft designs.

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