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.

ATR Posts Record 2014 
ATR ended 2014 with record annual sales, deliveries, revenue and backlog.
European Airlines Reducing Capacity To Russia 
For now, AirBaltic is keeping its routes from its base at Riga International Airport to Moscow, where it serves all three airports, and to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport, but it has reduced capacity due to a drop in passenger traffic.
Recapitalization And Employee Shareholding Key Criteria In TAP’s Privatization 
The government on January 15 approved a prospectus with conditions for the proposed privatization of its flag carrier, and the official documentation was published Jan. 20.
AirBaltic Expects Bombardier To Delay Carrier’s CS300 Deliveries 
Latvia’s national carrier has firm orders for 13 CS300s and options for another seven.
Aegean Airlines Returns To Growth 
Although some political instability lingers, and rumors about Greece exiting the eurozone have resurfaced, the skies are looking a lot brighter for the privately owned Athens-based carrier.
Air Europa Boosts Its Boeing 787 Order 
The order, booked in December, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing orders and deliveries website.
Belgium’s Jetairfly Seals Wet-Lease Deal With ECAir 
The Belgian airline, a fully owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest tourism group, TUI Travel, will put the four aircraft on its air operator’s certificate (AOC) and also provide pilots and cabin crew.
KLM Pilots Want Employee Stock-Ownership Plan In Return For Wage Reduction 
KLM is seeking to reduce costs by €700 million ($828 million) over the next five years to increase its competitiveness.
After Years Of Double-Digit Growth, Russia’s Transaero Is In Distress 
Transaero Airlines faces an uphill battle to survive as it grapples with myriad problems that encompass everything from political unrest, plunging oil prices and management missteps.
Aegean Airlines Set To Benefit From Cyprus Airways’ Demise 
The Athens-based airline will launch daily nonstop flights with Airbus A320s between Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport on March 29.
IAG Posts Strong 2014 Traffic Growth; Air France-KLM Stagnates 

Traffic figures at International Airlines Group (IAG) and Air France-KLM diverged further in 2014, as IAG posted a strong 15% increase in passenger numbers while the Franco-Dutch group ended the year with just 0.2% growth.

IAG carried about the same number of passengers as Air France-KLM in the 12 months ended Dec. 31. British Airways (BA), Iberia/Iberia Express and Vueling transported jointly 77.3 million passengers while Air France-KLM’s airlines carried 77.4 million passengers.

Finnair Finds New Shareholders For Flybe Finland 
Flybe and Finnair in November reached an agreement to end their partnership, with Flybe agreeing to sell its 60% stake in Flybe Nordic to a potential new majority shareholder, or to Finnair, for the price of one euro (Aviation DAILY, Nov. 13, 2014).
Transaero’s Irish MRO Subsidiary Seeks Court Protection 
Transaero Engineering Ireland (TEI), based at Shannon Airport, has been granted court protection against creditors while it works to restructure the business.
Given Fresh Capital, Can Alitalia Turn Around? 
After spearheading a multimillion-euro funding package for Alitalia, Etihad Airways must now prove it can restore its new equity alliance member to profitability and revitalize its brand.
Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 29, 2015

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Aviation Week scored one of the biggest aerospace scoops of the 20th century when on December 22, 1947, it revealed that the fabled sound barrier had been broken by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager in the Bell XS-1....More
Jan 26, 2015

New Photos: Chilled Lightning 5

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Jan 26, 2015

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990) 4

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Jan 23, 2015

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During its nearly 100 years of coverage, Aviation Week & Space Technology has covered many controversial programs. Perhaps none has been as big in terms of sheer value and global reach as the nine-nation, stealthy F-35 fighter project....More
Jan 22, 2015

10 Things To Watch In The 2016 Budget Request

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is planning to finally submit his budget request to Congress on time—meaning the week of Feb. 2 this year....More
Jan 21, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered 2

"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that."...More

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