Victoria Moores

European Editor/Bureau Chief,
Air Transport World

Victoria Moores joined Air Transport World as the new London-based European Editor/Bureau Chief on 18 June 2012. Victoria has 15 years’ aviation industry experience, spanning airline ground operations, analytical, journalism and communications roles.

Victoria began her aviation career in 1997, working in airline ground operations in the UK and Belgium for British Midland International. She returned to the UK in late 2001 and took on the role of operations analyst for Bombardier Flexjet Europe, gaining experience in the business aviation sector.

In 2003, she joined Reed Business Information as an aviation journalist for its Flightglobal titles. After six years writing for newswire Air Transport Intelligence, Victoria became Features Editor of Airline Business magazine in spring 2009.

Most recently Victoria was General Manager Communications for the Association of European Airlines (AEA), an industry body which represents the interests of 34 major European network carriers. In this role, she was responsible for directing the association’s media relations strategy.

Victoria holds an Air Transport MSc from Cranfield University and a business degree from The University of Derby.

Airbus tightens fraud controls
Airbus has established a new independent compliance review panel (ICRP) to ensure “irreproachable” behavior, following allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in its civil aviation business.
Rendering of MAX 8 and -9 in Icelandair livery.
Icelandair to equip its 737 MAXs with ViaSat connectivity
Icelandair has selected US technology company ViaSat to provide high-speed Wi-Fi for its incoming fleet of 16 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 9s.
Brussels Airlines A330
Brussels Airlines to buy seven Airbus A330ceos
Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines has decided to replace seven of its 10 Airbus A330s, but is sticking with A330ceos for its fleet renewal and long-haul expansion.
Air Serbia to retrofit 10 aircraft with Recaro seats
Etihad Airways partner Air Serbia has begun retrofitting 10 of its Airbus A319s and A320s with slimmer and lighter-weight Recaro BL3520 seats, adding 12% capacity to the airline’s narrowbody fleet.
Air France A320
Air France aims to launch Boost with five A320s
Air France has given more details of its Boost project, revealing plans to launch the new airline with five Airbus A320s in winter 2017.
EgyptAir A330 engine damaged in takeoff incident
An EgyptAir Airbus A330-200 has sustained damage to one of its Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines during a takeoff incident on May 15.
EU-US laptop ban talks to continue
A meeting between European Union (EU) and US officials over a potential widening of the ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage has ended in agreement to hold further talks in Washington DC, during the week of May 22.
European airports warn laptop ban will cause ‘significant disruption’
Airports lobby group ACI Europe has said widening the ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage will have “highly disruptive and far-reaching consequences,” as European and US officials prepared to meet May 17.
London’s Gatwick Airport to maximize existing capacity
London Gatwick Airport is preparing to invest £240 million ($309 million) in 2017, as part of a five-year development plan, after London hub Heathrow won government support for expansion.
Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767-200
Air Zimbabwe among four airlines added to EU blacklist
The European Commission (EC) has added four airlines to the European Union (EU) Air Safety List, including Air Zimbabwe, but at the same time lifted an earlier ban on all carriers from Benin and Mozambique.
Iran Air receives first four ATR 72-600s
Iran Air has taken the first four ATR 72-600s from a firm order for 20 of the type, forming part of the airline’s post-sanctions fleet renewal.
EasyJet A320
EasyJet to swap 30 Airbus A320neos for A321neos
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus to convert 30 of the Airbus A320neos that it has on order to A321neos, with the first delivery scheduled for summer 2018.
Airbus employees served as passengers for the 12-hour early long flight
Airbus A350-1000 performs early long flight
The Airbus A350-1000 has completed its so-called “early long flight,” testing the new twinjet’s cabin comfort, processes and systems during a 12-hour flight under airline operating conditions.
UK pilot union speaks out on laptop ban risk
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), which represents UK flight crew, has warned that banning laptops in the cabin creates “catastrophic fire” potential.
Argentine startup Flybondi signs first 737-800 lease agreement 
Argentine ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) startup Flybondi has finalized a lease agreement on its first Boeing 737-800 and is in talks to secure a fleet of up to 10 737-800s for 2017-18.
Blogs & Commentary
May 10, 2017

The face of an airline

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May 5, 2017

Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

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May 2, 2017

US lawmakers are angry, but want airlines to self-regulate

Today’s congressional hearing on US airline customer service was certainly a venting exercise for lawmakers. The question is, will this new wave of airline bashing stop at angry words or be followed by regulation?...More
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