Cathy Buyck

Cathy Buyck
Brussels Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Brussels, Cathy covers European regulatory affairs, commercial air transport and MRO. Most recently, she was senior analyst for CAPA – Centre for Aviation. Prior, Cathy was Air Transport World's European Editor/Bureau Chief, leading ATW's Europe, Middle East and African coverage for the magazine and the daily online news. She also contributed to ATW’s numerous newsletters and was responsible for ATW’s annual World Airport Report.
 
She won the 2010/11 European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) Hank McGonagle Journalism Award for a two-part article on the inclusion of aviation in the European ETS and was shortlisted several times for the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year in the Air Transport and Best Strategy/ Finance category. In 2005, she was awarded the ATW Publisher’s Award. Cathy served as president of the Aviation Press Club (Belgium) for many years. She started her career as a journalist working for Belgium’s leading business magazine Trends. Cathy holds a Masters in Modern History from the KULeuven, Belgium, with distinction.
 

Articles
French Air Traffic Controllers Go On Strike 
French air traffic controllers went on strike Sept. 15 in protest over Parliament-approved labor reforms in France.
SAA To Get New CEO, CFO And Management Team 
The South African government says it still hopes its flag carrier can be turned around, and has instructed South African Airways’ new board to begin the process of appointing a new CEO and CFO.
IATA: Yield Decline Intensifies 
Declines in average global yields have intensified over the last six months, according to IATA.
Norwegian’s Transatlantic Moves Inspire Other Carriers 
More and more European low-cost carriers are looking into long-haul flying, following the path of Norwegian, Jetstar and Air Asia X.
Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar.
EU, Qatar To Begin Open Skies Talks 
Negotiations between the officials of the European Commission (EC) and the government of Qatar for an open-skies agreement will start next week, Aviation Daily has learned.
Political Compromises Leading To Global Aviation Emissions Agreement  1
In 2009, aviation committed to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020. Now caps will not go into effect before 2021 and will be voluntary at first. For international aviation it is hard-won progress toward preventing CO2 emissions and climate change limiting future growth.
Top Court Adviser Finds Fault With EU–Canada PNR Deal 
The provisional agreement allowing Canada to process the passenger name record data (PNR) of passengers carried by airlines flying between the EU and Canada cannot be finalized in its current form, an advocate general with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) advised.
Ryanair Continues Berlin Base Expansion 
Ryanair intends to bid on the German government contract to shuttle federal employees between Cologne and Berlin when it comes up for renewal, the airline said.
Norwegian Bases Two Boeing 787s in Barcelona 
Norwegian Air Shuttle will start operating long-haul Boeing 787 service from Barcelona-El Prat Airport to four U.S. gateways in 2017.
IATA ‘Optimistic’ About GMBM Proposal; NGO Unsure 
The IATA is optimistic about the deal on a global market based measure (GMBM) that is being hammered out by the ICAO Council to cap aviation’s CO2 emissions at 2020 levels, in spite of the mandatory implementation slipping by several years.
Wizz Air Sticks With Ultra-Low-Cost Business Model 
A staunch believer in the ultra-low-cost model, Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi is seeing his vision and patience pay out in Central and Eastern Europe.
British Airways Resumes Tehran Service 
BA launched a six-times weekly service between London’s Heathrow Airport and Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) Sept. 1 aboard a four-class Boeing 777.
Ryanair Touts Need For Three New London Runways 
Air traffic growth in the UK has become very uncertain in the wake of the country’s planned exit from the EU, yet this is not stopping Ryanair from urging the UK government to add three runways in London.
Terrorism Disrupts Airlines’ Steady Growth Path In Turkey  1
Turkey’s two largest airlines are recording weaker-than-expected financial and operating performance mainly due to heightened security concerns.
Court Extends Strike Ban For KLM Ground Staff 
An appeals court in Amsterdam has upheld a ruling that prohibits strikes by KLM ground staff through Sept. 4, arguing that industrial actions would “very seriously” disrupt air travel at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) during the summer holiday peak period.
 

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