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.

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AirBaltic Bombardier CS300
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Ryanair Boeing 737-800
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Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair will lodge a formal complaint against Lufthansa’s plans to wet lease 38 aircraft from its German competitor airberlin.
Rolls-Royce finalizes bribery settlements
UK aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has finalized a series of agreements with authorities in three countries, at a cost of £671 million ($808.5 million), related to a bribery and corruption investigation.
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Australia, China and Malaysia have officially announced the end of the search for the missing Boeing 777-200ER that operated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which crashed in March 2014.
Ryanair expands London Stansted operations 
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Widerøe orders up to 15 Embraer E2s 
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Ryanair Boeing 737-800
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Airbus responds to weaker A380 demand 
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Airbus Fabrice Brégier and John Leahy
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Airbus is ramping up production and is expecting to deliver more than 700 aircraft in 2017, as it starts to overcome supply chain and program maturity issues.
GoAir firms order for 72 A320neos
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 Airbus Commercial Aircraft President and Airbus COO Fabrice Brégier
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Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800
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