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.

SITA OnAir and AeroMod sign connectivity installation agreement
Aircraft connectivity specialist SITA OnAir and US maintenance firm AeroMod have signed a rapid inflight connectivity installation agreement, with Philippine Airlines (PAL) as the launch customer.
British Airways A380
British Airways cabin crew back industrial action
British Airways’ (BA) cabin crew, represented by the Unite union, has voted 91% in favor of industrial action in protest against a new performance system.
Saudia A330-300 Regionals
Airbus delivers first A330-300 Regional
Saudi Arabian national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has become the launch operator of the Airbus A330-300 Regional, a derivative optimized for missions of up to five hours, or 2,700nm.
Qatar Airways to codeshare with Vueling
Doha-based Qatar Airways, which owns 20% of International Airlines Group (IAG), has announced plans to codeshare with the group’s Spanish low-cost carrier (LCC) Vueling.
Screenshot of video showing Qatar engine on fire.
Qatar Airways A330 engine fire caused by bird strike
Qatar Airways has confirmed that a bird strike was cause of an Airbus A330-300 engine fire that forced the aircraft to return to Istanbul Atatürk Airport shortly after takeoff Aug. 18.
Finnair A350 XWB
Finnair blames A350 delays for slower capacity growth
Finnair has narrowed capacity growth forecast for 2016-17, blaming disruption to Airbus A350 deliveries that are an average of two months behind schedule.
Qatar Airways A330 returns to Istanbul after engine fire
A Qatar Airways Airbus A330 was forced to return to Istanbul Atatürk Airport Aug. 18 after a suspected engine fire.
Finnair A350-900
Finnair seeks $23m in cost savings after cutting 2Q net loss
Finland flag carrier Finnair has launched a new €20 million ($22.5 million) cost-savings program after reporting a €1.1 million second-quarter net loss, an 82% improvement on the €6 million loss it posted in the year-ago period.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair to expand Italian operations after tax reversal
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is to add 10 aircraft to its Italian operations and open 44 new routes in 2017 after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi agreed to reverse a €2.50 ($2.80) municipal tax increase from Sept 1, 2016.
Germanwings crash prompts new medical rules
EASA has proposed a strengthening of pilot medical requirements following the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 in March 2015.
CityJet SSJ100 at the Farnborough Airshow in July.
EASA certifies SSJ100 for narrow runway operations
EASA has certified the Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 to operate into airports with runways as narrow as 30 m (98 ft.) wide.
Iberia A321
Japan grants anti-trust immunity to Spain’s Iberia
Japan has approved Spain’s flag carrier Iberia to be included in a Europe-Japan revenue-sharing partnership, which includes oneworld carriers British Airways (BA), Finnair and Japan Airlines (JAL).
Flybe Dash 8-400
Flybe issues profit warning on Brexit uncertainty 
UK-based regional airline Flybe has warned it will take a £2.5 million ($3.3 million) full-year profit hit because of currency fluctuations following the UK’s decision to exit (Brexit) the European Union (EU).
Air France
Air France cabin crew strike enters third day 
Air France is bracing for a third day of industrial action among its cabin crew on July 29, although it is expecting to maintain more than 80% of flights.
Icelandair 767-300
Icelandair 2Q net profit rises 17%; downgrades outlook 
Icelandair has reported a 2016 second-quarter net income of $26.2 million, up 17% from a $22.4 million profit in the year-ago period; however, the airline has downgraded its outlook because of market uncertainty triggered by Brexit and recent terrorist attacks.
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