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.

European Commission clears major security screening acquisition
The European Commission (EC) has approved UK security firm Smith Group’s plan to acquire Safran subsidiary Morpho Detection, subject to Morpho selling its explosive trace detection business.
Avolon fleet grows 72% in 2016
Irish lessor Avolon expanded its owned and managed fleet by 72% to 262 aircraft in 2016.
Loong Air to lease 20 aircraft from AerCap
Chinese carrier Loong Air has agreed to acquire 20 aircraft from Irish lessor AerCap.
CityJet acquires Cimber; orders up to 10 CRJ900s
Irish regional airline CityJet is to acquire Scandinavian Airlines’ (SAS) Danish regional subsidiary Cimber and has signed a conditional purchase agreement for six Bombardier CRJ900s, plus four options.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair in no hurry to set up UK AOC 
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is in no rush to set up a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC) following the UK’s decision to exit the European Union (EU), or Brexit.
Fastjet A319
Fastjet shareholders back share sale
Shareholders in African low-cost carrier (LCC) fastjet have approved the sale of a 28% stake to Johannesburg-based Solenta Aviation Holdings.
ATR receives orders for 36 aircraft in 2016
Turboprop manufacturer ATR logged orders for 36 aircraft and delivered 80 aircraft in 2016, generating a $1.8 billion turnover.
South Africa’s Airlink to acquire five E-Jets 
South African regional airline Airlink will acquire three Embraer E170s and two E190s from Embraer subsidiary ECC Leasing, as part of a wider plan to take 13 E-Jets in total.
Safran in exclusive talks to acquire Zodiac Aerospace 
French aerospace firm Safran has revealed it is in exclusive negotiations to acquire seating and cabin interior manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace, in a deal that would rank it as the third largest aerospace firm.
AerCap handles transactions covering 458 aircraft in 2016 
Dublin-headquartered leasing giant AerCap leased, purchased and sold a total of 458 aircraft in 2016 and signed $4.6 billion in financing transactions.
AirBaltic Bombardier CS300
Latvia to further privatize airBaltic in 2017 
Latvia is aiming to bring in a strategic investor for airBaltic before the end of 2017, building on the 20% stake that was acquired in early 2016 by German investor Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair to contest Lufthansa, airberlin deal 
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.
MH370 search ends 
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 
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is adding nine routes from London Stansted for summer 2017, which could lead to further aircraft being based at the airport.
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