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.

Airlines Struggle To Minimize Impact Of Boeing 737 MAX Grounding 
Most MAX operators dealt reasonably well with the type’s grounding. But those with large fleets face more serious challenges.
Corsair Plans Bigger All-Airbus Fleet Under INTRO Ownership 
INTRO Aviation, the new majority shareholder of French long-haul airline Corsair, plans to revamp the carrier’s fleet, switching to an all-Airbus formation and increasing the fleet to 13 aircraft by 2023 to reduce costs and drive growth.
Aigle Azur To Expand Long-Haul Network 
French leisure airline Aigle Azur has unveiled changes to its flights to and from China and Brazil as it pledged to push ahead with long-haul expansion plans, while continuing to operate to its established European and African destinations.
Air Belgium Drops Plan To Resume Hong Kong Flights 
Air Belgium said it would not resume scheduled flights from Brussels Charleroi Airport to Hong Kong as expected, in a setback to the start-up airline’s expansion plans, which include flights to mainland China.
EasyJet Withdraws As Alitalia Rescue Plan Participant 
EasyJet has taken itself out of the running to invest in Alitalia—the latest twist in the long-running rescue process for the bankrupt Italian carrier.
France Moves Closer To Groupe ADP Privatization 
France’s parliament has approved a law governing the plan to privatize Paris airports operator Groupe ADP, bringing the change in ownership a step closer.
Norwegian Rebuts Union, Reaffirms Rome Commitment 
Norwegian Air Shuttle has denied it is scaling back its expansion in Italy, following a statement by Italian pilots’ union ANPAC that linked the carrier’s decision to remove Boeing 737s from Rome to a wider move to withdraw from Italy.
Norwegian To Seek 737 MAX Grounding Compensation From Boeing 
Norwegian Air Shuttle will seek compensation from Boeing over the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, the low-cost airline’s CEO Bjorn Kjos said.
Ethiopian Airlines ET302 FDR And CVR Arrive In Paris For Analysis 
French air accident investigation agency BEA has received the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) that were recovered from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash site.
European Operators Seek Replacements For Banned MAXs 
European operators are replacing grounded Boeing 737 MAXs with other aircraft in their fleets, as well as looking to lease additional capacity following a ban on operating the type in the region.
French Airlines Group Critiques Government Competitiveness Plans 
Government proposals to improve competitiveness in the French air transport sector do not go far enough, the Federation Nationale de l’Aviation Marchande (FNAM) industry body representing French airlines said Mar. 11.
Ryanair To Ban New UK Shareholders After No-Deal Brexit 
Ryanair said UK nationals would not be allowed to buy Ryanair shares in the event of a no-deal or “hard” Brexit. The airline’s board made the ruling as part of updated guidelines for ensuring the Irish budget carrier remains majority EU-owned.
Heathrow Airport Expansion Plan Challenge Begins 
A series of legal challenges to the planned expansion of London Heathrow Airport are underway in the UK High Court.
Heathrow Airport Expansion Plan Challenge Begins 
A series of legal challenges to the planned expansion of London Heathrow Airport has commenced in the UK High Court, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan and environmental organization Greenpeace joining local authorities in a bid to stop plans to build a third runway.
ICAO Makes Progress Toward CORSIA Implementation 
ICAO announced it had made “another set of important decisions” toward implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) at its latest Council meeting.
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