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Cathy Buyck

Cathy Buyck
Brussels Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Cathy covered European regulatory affairs, commercial air transport and MRO for Aviation Week. She now works for Politico Europe.

European Airlines Face Formidable 2017  10
The environment will remain tough for airlines in Europe, with significant challenges caused by Brexit, overcapacity and terrorism
2017 Presents Numerous Challenges To European Airlines 
The UK’s vote to exit the EU as well as terrorism sent shockwaves through Europe, prompting some of the region’s most successful airlines to lower their profit forecasts. Will 2017 be any less challenging?
Air Freight Operators See E-Commerce, Pharma As Growth Drivers  1
Globally, air freight capacity still flies half-empty, but is recovery on its way?
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.

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