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.

Air Cargo Volumes To Grow Despite Geopolitical Obstacles 
Operators are keeping a close eye on the effect trade tensions, Brexit and high fuel prices will have on a sector still enjoying strong growth.
Europe Braces For More Airline Failures 
Fuel costs are just one of the factors making life difficult for European airlines
Air France Unions Cast Doubt On Joon’s Future 
Air France-KLM’s new CEO Ben Smith is said to be contemplating the future of Joon—the LCC hybrid sister airline to Air France launched by Smith’s predecessor—while considering plans to boost the airline group’s profitability.
CANSO: ATM Industry Must Embrace New Technologies 
Air traffic management organizations should embrace new technologies to safely manage growing air traffic, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) said at its annual safety conference.
European Airports Urge ATM Reform To Ease Disruptions 
Airports industry group ACI Europe is calling for “long overdue” air traffic management (ATM) reform—including better integration of airspace and ground infrastructure to ease disruption—following a summer season marked by air traffic control strikes that caused widespread flight delays and cancelations.
Regional Airlines Face An Uncertain Future  1
Moves toward consolidation may not be enough.
Air France-KLM, China Eastern Extend Partnership 
Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines have agreed to expand their joint venture (JV) to include two new routes, the airlines said Nov. 26.
Air France To Cut Airbus A380 Fleet 
Air France is planning to reduce its 10-strong Airbus A380 fleet, returning at least two of the five leased superjumbos it operates, an industry source told Aviation Daily, confirming a Nov. 23 report by French newspaper Les Echos.
Italian Rail Company Waiting For Decision On Alitalia Offer 
Officials of Alitalia’s potential rescuer, Italian rail company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) are talking to many operators, including UK LCC easyJet, Italian news agency ANSA reported, citing FS CEO Gianfranco Battisti.
EasyJet Bookings ‘Solid’ Despite Brexit Uncertainty 
UK budget carrier easyJet said summer 2019 bookings were slightly ahead of the prior year despite ongoing uncertainty over the effect Brexit will have on air transport.
Spain’s Air Europa Boosts Boeing 787 Fleet Buildup 
Spanish airline Air Europa has revealed plans to add five more Boeing 787s to its fleet on top of the 22 787s previously announced.
UK Regional Flybe Seeks Potential Buyer 
UK-based regional carrier Flybe is looking for a buyer as part of a strategic review and is already in talks with “a number of strategic operators” about a potential sale as it seeks to address the difficult conditions airlines are facing, the airline said Nov. 14.
Alitalia Relaunch Process Continues, Offers Considered 
Alitalia’s special commissioners are examining three offers made for the airline in preparation for presenting their conclusions to the Italian government, continuing a long process aimed at relaunching the bankrupt carrier.
IAG ‘Confident’ Brexit Transport Agreement Will Be Reached 
British Airways, Iberia and Vueling parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) said it was confident an agreement on air transport would be reached, after Spanish newspaper El Pais reported Nov. 12 that IAG was holding talks with the Spanish government to protect its EU ownership rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Airline Industry Sees Promise In Pilot Career-Path Programs  2
Faced with a long-term pilot employment gap, airlines are stepping up recruitment and unveiling new career-path programs.
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