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.

Air New Zealand A320
Air New Zealand sells out of Virgin Australia
Air New Zealand (ANZ) has raised A$65.7 million ($50.4 million) from the sale of its remaining Virgin Australia shares.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-800
Sweden, Norway sell 7% of SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Sweden and Norway have each reduced their shareholding in SAS Scandinavian Airlines, after jointly selling 7% of the airline.
Iberia Airbus A319
Iberia joins oneworld Europe-Japan JV
Spanish flag carrier Iberia has formally joined the Europe-Japan joint venture with oneworld alliance members British Airways (BA), Finnair and Japan Airlines (JAL).
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair cuts profit outlook on Brexit concerns
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has lowered its 2016-17 full-year net-profit guidance to €1.3-€1.35 billion ($1.4-$1.5 billion), 5% lower than previously forecast, because of currency exchange effects following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit).
CityJet SSJ100
CityJet aims for profit by 2017
Irish regional CityJet is aiming to turn a profit by 2017, but is remaining silent on reports that it plans to make further acquisitions.
Binter Canarias ATR 72-600
Binter Canarias to set up new Cape Verde airline
Spanish regional airline Binter Canarias is establishing a subsidiary in Cape Verde, an archipelago of islands off the northwest coast of Africa.
Bombardier CS100
CSeries and SSJ close in on London City certification 
Sukhoi’s SSJ100 and Bombardier’s CSeries 100 (CS100) are closing in on their London City Airport steep approach certifications, which they hope to secure in 2017.
CityJet SSJ100
CityJet expects to firm SSJ options
Irish regional airline CityJet is expecting to firm half of its 16 Sukhoi Superjet 100 options in 2018, after becoming the European launch operator of the type in June.
Mitsubishi waits for right timing for MRJ100X
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is progressing with the build of All Nippon Airlines’ (ANA) first MRJ90 and is considering launch timings for the MRJ100X.
ATR CEO de Castelbajac to become Airbus chief of staff
ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac is to become Airbus corporate secretary and chief of staff after he hands over his current role to Christian Scherer in November.
Sukhoi plans 120-seat SSJ stretch
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft plans to offer a 120-seat version of the Superjet (SSJ) by stretching the center of the fuselage and using larger wings.
Binter Canarias ATR 72-600
Binter Canarias orders six ATR 72-600s
Binter Canarias, which operates regional services between Spain’s Canary Islands, has placed an order for six 72-seat ATR 72-600s valued at $160 million at list prices.
ATR names new CEO
Turboprop manufacturer ATR CEO Patrick de Castelbajac has confirmed he is leaving and will be succeeded by senior Airbus Group executive Christian Scherer.
Vueling A320
Vueling closes bases, rolls out restructuring plan 
Spanish low-cost carrier (LCC) Vueling, which is owned by International Airlines Group (IAG), has closed three aircraft bases and is rolling out a new restructuring strategy, “Vueling NEXT,” which also includes a new management structure.
ATSB confirms wing trailing edge debris is from MH370
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has confirmed that a piece of wing trailing edge debris, found in Mauritius around May 10 is from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in March 2014 while operating as MH370.
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