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.

Thomson Airways 787-9
Thomson Airways receives its first Boeing 787-9
UK leisure operator Thomson Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, taking its total 787 fleet to 10 aircraft.
Malaysia Airlines promotes Peter Bellew to CEO; Mueller departs July 1
Malaysia Airlines COO Peter Bellew has been named as its next CEO and group managing director from July 1, taking over from Christoph Mueller who was scheduled to leave in September.
Emergency workers clear debris on Feb. 5, 2015
Final report: TransAsia ATR 72-600 crash ‘could have been prevented’
Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council (ASC) has concluded the TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 crash on Feb. 4, 2015 was caused by the crew shutting down the wrong Pratt & Whitney PW127 engine after a technical fault.
Rendering of E190-E2
Second Embraer E190-E2 test aircraft poised to fly 
Embraer is expecting to fly its second E190-E2 test aircraft during the week of July 4, joining its first prototype that flew for the first time on May 23.
Embraer E190-E2 rollout Feb. 25
Embraer may bring E190-E2 to Farnborough Airshow
Embraer is hoping—but not guaranteeing—to bring its first E190-E2 prototype to the Farnborough Airshow in July, although this will depend on the aircraft’s flight hours.
Hainan Airlines eyes Dublin route
China’s Hainan Airlines is in talks to open a new Dublin link and its parent company, HNA Group, is considering opening a regional headquarters in Ireland.
Rendering of E175-E2
Embraer cuts first metal on E175-E2
Embraer has cut metal for its first E175-E2 prototype at its Evora plant in Portugal, producing a wing stud for the third and smallest member of its second generation E-Jet family.
Rendering of People Over Profit Airbus A330
UK-India startup POP names further target destinations
UK long-haul, low-cost startup People Over Profit (POP) has named a series of destinations in India, Goa and Bangladesh it is considering if its funding drive is successful.
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.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 30, 2016

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Jun 29, 2016

Flying the CSeries; it’s a full throated narrowbody, and that’s a problem 3

Today I flew on a Bombardier CS100 directly after an aircraft was delivered to SWISS, marking the first delivery of the all-new CSeries aircraft....More
ATW On-Location

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