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
Strong Showing For Turboprops At Farnborough 
Orders pour in for current turboprop models, but launch of larger 90-seat version remains elusive
Gatwick Yield Pressure Tempers EasyJet’s Seat Revenue Growth 

EasyJet remains confident that building a market-leading position at London’s Gatwick airport provides a platform to deliver growth and sustainable return, but the low-cost carrier’s strong capacity hike at the airport has weighed on its performance for the fiscal quarter that ended June 30.

Air France-KLM Seeks To Build Transavia Into A Pan-European LCC 

Air France-KLM will begin negotiating with pilot unions in France about changing the scope clause at Transavia to allow more growth and to head off competition from low-cost carriers.

Ryanair Dazzles Market And Competitors With Profit Surge And Upgraded Guidance 

More passengers, higher average fares, an improved seat-load factor, higher revenues and a surge in profits marked Ryanair’s performance in the quarter ending June 30 as Europe’s largest low-cost carrier is reaping the benefits of its strategy to improve service levels and focus a large part of its growth on primary airports.

EC Clears State Aid To LOT Polish Airlines 
The approval was expected and is aligned with the EC’s recent sanctioning of rescue aid to several struggling small- and medium-sized airlines by their respective governments. The EU’s executive arm has backed the funding and restructuring of SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Adria Airways, airBaltic, Estonian Air, Air Malta and Czech Airlines.
Transavia Wins Right To Use Amsterdam Schiphol’s Low-Cost Pier 
“Transavia is pleased with the outcome of the appeal. At the moment we’re not operating from the H-pier, but we are keeping all options open. We exclude nothing,” a spokeswoman said. Transavia and Amsterdam airport (AMS) have been bickering for years over Pier H, initially over the establishment of the low-cost facility and later on how the aircraft stands were allocated to operators.
Air France-KLM Eyes ‘Metallic Blend’ Of Growth And Performance 

Air France-KLM is readying a follow-up for its three-year Transform 2015 restructuring plan, which ends in a couple of months and has “delivered as planned, is on schedule and on track,” CEO Alexandre de Juniac said. 

The results “are satisfactory, even for us,” he noted.

While Transform 2015 focused on rapidly mending the Franco-Dutch group’s deficient financial state, the successor plan will emphasize growth and performance. Dubbed Perform 2020, the new restructuring plan will stretch over five years.

Ukraine Shootdown May Spur Risk-Assessment Reform 2
MH17 forces airlines, regulators to confront flaws in conflict-zone procedures
Restructuring Prompts Royal Jordanian To Close More Routes 
Royal Jordanian (RJ) will further slim down its network as part of its restructuring plan aimed at bringing the airline back to profitability and making operations sustainable in the wake of continuing unrest in the region and cutthroat competition with the larger, better-funded Gulf carriers.
Gatwick Yield Pressure Tempers EasyJet’s Seat Revenue Growth 
EasyJet remains confident that building a market-leading position at London’s Gatwick airport provides a platform to deliver growth and sustainable return, but the low-cost carrier’s strong capacity hike at the airport has weighed on its performance for the fiscal quarter that ended June 30.
Russian CEOs Brush Off Diplomatic Tension 
A&D business proceeds despite visa snub and sanctions
Iberia Seals New Job Cuts Deal 
Iberia has achieved another step in its comprehensive restructuring by reaching an agreement with representatives of ground staff and pilots to trim up to 1,427 positions by the end of 2017.
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