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.

2016 World Airline Report - Africa - Inching Forward 
The situation in Africa is summed up by IATA: “Performance is improving, but slowly.”
2016 World Airline Report - Europe - Still Stormy
European airlines are bracing themselves for tough times ahead, against a backdrop of declining fares, labor actions and the impact of terrorist attacks.
HNA Group aims to become third largest global lessor 
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is aiming to become Airbus and Boeing’s biggest customer within 10 years and is seeking to move from fourth to third place among global lessors.
Quebec finalizes 49.5% Bombardier CSeries investment
Bombardier and the government of Québec have signed a “definitive agreement” under which Investissement Québec will invest $1 billion in the CSeries program in return for a 49.5% stake.
Rendering of A320 family aircraft in AWAS livery.
AWAS orders 15 A320 family aircraft ​
Dublin-based lessor AWAS has placed a follow-on firm order for 15 A320 family aircraft, comprising three A321ceos and 12 A320ceos.
From left: Avolon CEO Domhnal Slattery, HNA Group COO William Zhang and HNA Capi
China’s HNA Group eyes further investments 
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, which has recently acquired a number of aviation businesses, is open to further purchases as it seeks to become a global Fortune 100 company.
Royal Jordanian names new chairman
Middle Eastern carrier Royal Jordanian has named Saeed Samih Darwazeh as chairman, succeeding Suleiman Hafez who has held the role since 2014.
Air France pilots cancel June 24-27 walkout
Strike action planned by Air France pilots for June 24-27 has been canceled, although a national strike could still disrupt air traffic control services on June 23.
Brussels Airlines adds A330 premium economy class
Brussels Airlines is introducing a third long-haul class, branded as Economy Plus, on its Airbus A330s from July 1.
Wizz Air A320
Wizz Air names new CCO
Central European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced the departure of EVP John Stephenson and the appointment of George Michalopoulos as CCO.
Investigators begin work on EgyptAir data recorders
Investigators have begun processing the cockpit voice and flight data recorders (CVRs and FDRs) recovered from the EgyptAir Airbus A320, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May.
Search teams recover EgyptAir cockpit voice recorder
Search teams have recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from the EgyptAir Airbus A320 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May.
Europe relaxes safety restrictions on Zambia and five airlines
The European Commission has allowed all Zambian airlines, African carrier Air Madagascar, three Indonesian airlines (Citilink, Lion Air and Batik Air), and most of Iran Air’s aircraft to fly to Europe in its latest European Union (EU) air safety list update.
Bombardier CSeries 100 secures EASA and FAA type validation
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA have granted type validation to the Bombardier CSeries 100 (CS100), paving the way for delivery to launch customer Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) at the end of June.
Flybe alters E-Jet and Q400 deals
UK regional carrier Flybe will now take only 15 Bombardier Q400s from US-based Republic Airways, down from the 24 originally agreed, and it has deferred delivery of four Embraer E175s.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 27, 2016

Brexit could lead to doors closing on Open Skies

Among questions being asked in the air transport industry since last week’s shock Brexit referendum result is what does the UK’s divorce from the European Union mean to the US-EU Open Skies aviation agreement?...More
Jun 23, 2016

Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding on whether to leave the European Union....More
ATW On-Location

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