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.

Airlines Look Into Long-Haul Narrowbody Routes 
The use of narrowbody aircraft for long-haul routes has the potential to undermine legacy carriers’ feeder traffic.
Airlines Plan Long-Haul Narrowbody Routes  2
The use of narrowbody aircraft for long-haul routes has the potential to undermine legacy carriers’ feeder traffic.
ANA Part Of Boeing Middle-Market Aircraft Focus Group  17
All Nippon Airways is part of a focus group of Boeing airline customers helping to shape the manufacturer’s potential middle-of-the-market aircraft, ANA Holdings Chairman Shinichiro Ito said.
Wizz Air Halves U.K. Capacity Growth On Brexit Vote 
Budapest-based Wizz Air will scale back its planned capacity growth on U.K. routes after the British pound’s sharp devaluation that followed the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU.
Norwegian To Expand U.S. Short-Haul Operations 
Norwegian Air Shuttle will base up to seven Boeing 737-800s in the U.S. and the French Caribbean starting in December, the airline’s CEO said.
BA Cabin Crewmembers Oppose Performance Plan 
British Airways (BA) cabin crewmembers are increasingly concerned that a new performance-measurement plan is being used as a means to replace senior staff with employees on new contracts.
Air France-KLM Expands JV With China Eastern Airlines 
KLM has joined the joint venture (JV) between Air France and China Eastern Airlines, and has added its KL code to the Chinese airline’s recently launched, four-times-weekly service between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).
Pilots Protest Conditions At Air Europa Express 
Air Europa is moving full-speed-ahead with its ambitious growth plans, supported by a recent order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. But pilots are dissatisfied with low-cost spinoff Air Europa Express, and have called four days of strikes.
Qatar Airways Expands With Latin American, Italian Airline Deals 
Gulf carrier Qatar Airways continues its expansion strategy: It owns 15% of IAG and now wants 10% of LATAM and 49% of Meridiana.
Qatar Airways To Buy 49% of Meridiana 
Two days after announcing it is considering buying a 10% stake in LATAM Airlines Group (Aviation Daily, July 14), Qatar Airways reached agreement with Meridiana’s parent company Alisarda to purchase 49% of the Sardinia-based carrier.
Norwegian To Deploy A321LRs 
Norwegian Air Shuttle is moving away from its Boeing-only strategy, and will deploy Airbus long-range A321neos when the narrowbody aircraft enters service, most likely in 2019.
Air France-KLM CFO Resigns 
Less than one week after starting as CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac faces the departure of a key executive—CFO Pierre-Francois Riolacci.
Martinair Cargo Brings MD-11 Service Full Circle 
Martinair will retire its last MD-11F on July 8.
European LCCs Post Strong June Passenger Growth 
Europe’s two largest LCCs reported strong passenger growth in June, despite a rift of strikes by French air traffic controllers (ATC) and uncertainly caused by the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU, or “Brexit.”
Vueling Adding A320s To Alleviate Cancellations, Delays 
Vueling has committed to adding six Airbus A320-family aircraft and hiring an additional 30 pilots to sort out its operational problems. Those have led to multiple cancellations and delays of more than 12 hours at its main base at Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) since June 30.

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