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.

Articles
Air Austral Leases Aircraft To Cover Trent-Related 787 Grounding 
Air Austral has leased two aircraft to help limit disruption to its peak summer schedule after it was forced to ground one of its Boeing 787 aircraft because of ongoing issues with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
Air France-KLM Readies Fleet Changes As CEO Looks Long-Term 
Air France-KLM will consider Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A320neo and Airbus A220 types as it prepares to renew its short- and medium-haul fleet, CEO Ben Smith told Aviation Daily, while the group is also considering how long the Airbus A380 will remain part of its fleet.
Latecoere Looking To Secure First Li-Fi Airline Customers In 2020 
French manufacturer Latecoere is hoping to sign up the first airline customers for its Li-Fi system in 2020, Serge Berenger, Senior VP Innovation and R&T at the Toulouse-based manufacturer told Aviation Daily.
Alitalia Deadline May Be Extended As New Bidder Emerges 
The chairman of Rome’s S.S. Lazio football club, Claudio Lotito, has become the latest possible investor to express interest in Italian flag carrier Alitalia, which has been under special administration since May 2017.
Connect Airways Appoints Virgin Atlantic Exec For Flybe Relaunch 
Virgin Atlantic executive Mark Anderson will lead the revamp of Flybe after being appointed CEO of Connect Airways, the consortium that has taken over the British regional airline.
Ryanair Grows Portfolio With Malta Air Purchase 
Irish LCC Ryanair is purchasing Maltese start-up airline Malta Air, adding another brand to its portfolio as it continues with plans to transition to a holding company structure overseeing separate airline brands.
New European Drone Rules Aim To Ensure Safety 
European rules aimed at ensuring “safe and secure” drone operations across Europe, as well as protecting the “safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation and a level [EU] playing field” were published June 11.
New European Drone Rules Aim To Ensure Safety 
European rules aimed at ensuring “safe and secure” drone operations across Europe, as well as protecting the “safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation and a level [EU] playing field” were published June 11.
New European Drone Rules Aim To Ensure Safety 
European rules aimed at ensuring “safe and secure” drone operations across Europe, as well as protecting the “safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation and a level [EU] playing field” were published June 11.
France Proposes European Aviation Tax To Curb Emissions 
The French government has called on European transport ministers to discuss putting in place an aviation tax at a European level to help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Italy Seeks To Confirm Alitalia Investor Line-Up As Deadline Nears 
With the deadline for investors to present a formal bid and business plan for Alitalia approaching, Italian government ministers are still trying to firm up the structure of the consortium set to rescue the bankrupt carrier.
IAG Seeks Startups To Showcase Disruptive Travel Technologies 
International Airlines Group’s (IAG) has launched the latest round of its Hangar 51 innovation program—in which successful startups specializing in ‘disruptive’ travel technologies potentially secure funding from the airline group to scale up their business.
French Politicians Propose Internal Flight Ban Over Emissions  1
A group of French politicians is proposing to ban some internal flights in a bid to cut carbon dioxide emissions in an amendment to a law on future mobility.
Air Austral Grounds Boeing 787-8 After Trent 1000 Engine Check 
La Reunion-based Air Austral said it had grounded one of its Boeing 787-8s for at least two months following a June 3 planned check of the Trent 1000 engines that power it, leaving it looking for solutions to maintain its flight schedules over the peak summer season.
European Airlines Prepare For Summer Disruption 
Operators are keen to avoid a repeat of the strike-hit chaos of last summer.
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