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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.

GECAS Orders Airbus A330neos, A321XLRs  1
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a firm order for 12 new generation Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs, Airbus said Nov. 19 at the Dubai Airshow.
Air Caraibes Boosts Frequencies As Fleet Grows With A350-1000 
French airline Air Caraibes is boosting frequencies in its winter schedule, with the arrival of an Airbus A350-1000 set for January 2020.
CAE Signs Cadet Pilot Training Deal With EasyJet 
Training specialist CAE has signed a long-term agreement to train 1,000 new cadet pilots for UK LCC easyJet on a multi-crew pilot license (MPL) program.
Qatar Airways Confirms CFM LEAP-1A Engines For A321neos 
Qatar Airways has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its 50 Airbus A321neo family aircraft, set to arrive in the fleet from 2020.
Delta Affirms Plan For 10% Alitalia Stake Despite Relaunch Uncertainty 
Delta Air Lines has reiterated that it is considering taking a 10% stake in Alitalia as part of its relaunch, as the latest deadline for a business plan for the Italian airline approaches amidst ongoing uncertainty about the makeup of its rescue consortium.
Norwegian Adds New U.S.-Europe Routes 
Norwegian Air Shuttle will add seasonal nonstop routes from Chicago to Paris and Rome, and from Denver to Rome in summer 2020.
Delta’s Transformational LATAM Airlines Deal Reverberates In Europe  1
International Airlines Group strengthens its position in the Latin America-Europe market after having lost its most important partner to rival Delta Air Lines.
European Ripple Effects Seen From Transformational Delta-LATAM Deal 
International Airlines Group (IAG) of late has left little doubts about its strategic intentions.
Will Europe’s Legacy Carriers’ Plans Help Weather Economic Downturn? 
Fleet changes and cost cuts are on the agenda for airlines seeking greater profitability.
European Finance Ministers Call For Progress On Aviation Tax 
Nine European finance ministers have called on the incoming European Commission for progress on a Europe-wide aviation tax as part of efforts to reduce the airline industry’s environmental impact.
Emirates Warns Of Industry Headwinds Despite H1 Profit Surge 
Emirates Airline saw its net profit nearly quadruple in the first half (H1) of its fiscal year but warned that stiff competition would put pressure on the aviation industry in the second half.
Norwegian Raises More Capital In Share, Bond Issue 
Norwegian Air Shuttle has raised NOK2.5 billion ($273 million) through a share sale and bond issue, leaving it “fully funded through 2020 and beyond,” the LCC said.
Air France-KLM Sets Out Fleet Plans In Strategy Overhaul 
Air France-KLM detailed plans to simplify its fleet as part of a new long-term strategy to better compete in a tough European airline industry operating environment.
Ryanair Warns Of Growth Slowdown As MAX Delays Persist 
Irish LCC Ryanair posted a flat profit and said its growth would slow in summer 2020 because of ongoing delays to its first Boeing 737 MAX deliveries.
IAG’s Iberia To Acquire Air Europa, Boosting Madrid Hub 
International Airlines Group (IAG) said its Spanish airline subsidiary Iberia would buy Air Europa from its current owner Globalia in a deal set to transform its Madrid base into a “true rival” to Europe’s biggest hub airports.

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