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.

Ireland Sees Aviation As Key To Its Economy  3
From aircraft leasing to MRO to air navigation, Ireland’s government seeks to encourage innovation and growth in providing aviation-related services.
Aviation Authority Aims To Expand Ireland's Leasing Market Share 
The seeds for a successful aircraft leasing paradigm were sown early in Ireland’s aviation past and continue to bear fruit.
Ryanair’s Metamorphosis Is Proving Successful  2
Europe’s largest airline by passenger count, Ryanair, is seeing accelerated growth as a result of its “Always Getting Better” campaign, which highlights customer service.
Norwegian Arranges New Financing For Narrowbodies 
Norwegian Air Shuttle’s wholly owned Dublin-based leasing subsidiary, Arctic Aviation Assets, has arranged for pre-delivery payment financing (PDP) for 50 Airbus 320neos scheduled for delivery from this year through 2019.
Irish Civil Aviation Authority Urges EU To Act On NAI 
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) believes it is high time that the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) approves Norwegian Air International’s application for a foreign air carrier permit, saying the EU should take responsibility for ensuring its approval under the EU-U.S. open skies agreement.
Kenya Airways sells 777-200s, Replaces CFO 
Kenya Airways replaced Alex Mbugua, its long-standing group finance director, on Jan. 19, as it implements a comprehensive restructuring process to secure its survival and end years of losses.
Cargolux Clears Chinese JV, Plans Fleet Growth 
Cargolux will expand the group’s fleet of full freighters from 25 aircraft to 30 by the end of 2017, with three Boeing 747Fs operated by its planned Chinese venture, Cargolux China.
Ryanair And Cabin Crew Agree To New Pay Deal 
Ryanair has concluded negotiations with cabin crew across Europe about a new five-year labor agreement.
Iberia Airbus A320
Iberia Launches Flights To Tokyo And Shanghai 
Iberia is expanding beyond its traditional long-haul markets to start its first-ever flights to China, and will relaunch Tokyo flights in October.
A4E Formally Launches, Elects Managing Director 
Airlines for Europe (A4E), the new association formed by Europe’s five largest carriers, has finally managed to find a managing director (MD) and has named former United Technologies executive Thomas Reynaert to lead the organization, industry sources in Brussels told Aviation Daily.
Air France Ends Boeing 747 Era 
These special flights, with flight numbers AF744 and AF747, will take off at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Central European Time respectively from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and fly over legendary landmarks in the country.
Fastjet Tanzania Starts Kenya Service 
Fastjet Tanzania started flights to Kenya on Jan. 11, after obtaining the necessary approvals from the Kenyan authorities late last year following months of delay.
Air France-KLM Sees ‘Progressive’ Recovery From Paris Terrorist Attacks 
BRUSSELS—Air France-KLM estimates that it lost approximately €120 million ($131 million) in revenue due to terrorist incidents in Paris on Nov. 13, but the impact started to ease “significantly” during the last two weeks of December.
EC Clears FedEx’s TNT Express Purchase 
Federal Express has obtained approval from the European Union’s competition authority for its proposed acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express.
Ryanair Snaps Up IAG’s Slots At Gatwick 
Ryanair is expanding its services at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) after acquiring all the slots International Airlines Group (IAG) had to surrender at the airport as part of its deal to acquire Aer Lingus.
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