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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.

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.
Boeing VP Concerned About Brexit, Populism 
The concerns are not prompting the aircraft manufacturer to change its outlook for Europe.
KLM Cabin Crew Step Up Protest Actions 
Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac is expected to release details of his Trust Together restructuring plan for the group Nov. 3.
Tough Talks Continue Between Brussels Airlines And Lufthansa 
Shareholders of Brussels Airlines’ parent company, SN Airholding, have held another round of tense talks to define the future of the Belgian carrier after its full acquisition by Lufthansa.
EC Investigating Brussels Airlines-TAP Codesharing 
The European Commission (EC) has decided to launch a formal investigation into the codeshare deal between Brussels Airlines and TAP Portugal to verify whether the two airlines pursued an anticompetitive strategy on the Brussels–Lisbon route.
European Low-Cost Carriers Brace For Tougher Times 
Brexit and terrorism-related concerns are prompting several European LCCs to lower their profit outlook, though overall they are still performing strongly.
Finnair Incurs Additional Costs From A350 Delivery Delays 
Finnair continued to improve its financial and operational performance, despite a more challenging market and increased costs associated with delays in Airbus A350 deliveries, and the recruiting and training of flight crew.
Aeroflot Pursuing Joint Ventures 
Aeroflot believes the strength of its alliances is starting to fade, and it is talking to several airlines about forming a joint venture (JV), an executive of the Russian airline said.
Can Reshuffled Air France ‘Trust Together’?  10
Air France-KLM has major problems, including high costs, a heavy corporate structure and a lack of trust among different parts of the company.
Turkish Airlines Chief Airframer-Bound 
He managed to turn Turkish Airlines from a sleeping flag carrier into one of world’s fastest-growing airlines.
Norwegian Reports ‘Record’ Quarterly Profit 
Norwegian Air Shuttle is plotting several new long-haul routes, as it finds it “very easy” to compete with the legacy carriers, the LCC’s chief executive said.
KLM Cityhopper Pleased With E175 Performance 
KLM Cityhopper is extremely pleased with the performance of its Embraer E175, and the regional jet its fulfilling all of its specifications, the airline’s managing director said.
Ryanair Lowers Profit Forecast, Ups Traffic Guidance 
Ryanair has become the latest airline to warn that its full-year earnings will be affected by the UK’s vote to exit the EU.

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