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.

Amadeus wins approval to acquire Navitaire
The European Commission has cleared Amadeus’ Navitaire acquisition, saying that the two companies’ businesses are complementary and raise no competition concerns.
Adria Airways Canadair CRJ900
Slovenia sells 91.58 % of Adria Airways
The Republic of Slovenia has agreed to sell 91.58 % of Adria Airways to Luxembourg-headquartered turnaround specialist 4K Invest for €100,000 ($108,756), subject to regulatory clearances and other conditions.
Oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby to step down
After five years as CEO of oneworld, Bruce Ashby has resigned and will leave the alliance later this year. “After five years in this role it makes sense for me to move on at this time,” Ashby said, announcing his departure on Jan. 22.
ATR 72-600
ATR posts record deliveries and turnover for 2015
Turboprop specialist ATR secured orders for 76 aircraft and 81 options in 2015, and delivered 88 aircraft, generating a record $2 billion turnover.
Swiss International Air Lines CS100
Bombardier starts CSeries production ramp-up
Bombardier has begun the ramp-up to full CSeries production, after completing the structural build of Swiss International Air Lines’ first CS100, which is scheduled for delivery in 2Q 2016.
Air France A340-300
Air France offers ‘balanced compromises’ on Perform 2020
Air France is proposing to add seven aircraft to its long-haul operation and expand Transavia France’s fleet to 40 aircraft, but is calling for further unit cost savings, under its revised Perform 2020 strategic plan for 2017-20.
Airbus criticizes Zodiac over supply shortcomings
Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier said the European manufacturer has deselected cabin interiors manufacturer on the A330neo because of supply issues.
New owner Humberto Pedrosa, TAP CEO Fernando Pinto and new owner David Neeleman
TAP Portugal creates TAP Express to replace Portugalia
Following its recent change of ownership, TAP Portugal is rebranding its Portugalia (PGA) regional operation as TAP Express and renewing its fleet with eight ATR 72s and nine Embraer E190s.
Fastjet A319
Fastjet adds Kenya; seeks new CEO 
Fastjet CEO Ed Winter has decided to step down, just days after fastjet Tanzania launched its long-awaited services to Kenya.
Airbus sets two-week timeline for first A320neo delivery  3
The first Airbus A320neo will be delivered to Lufthansa within two weeks, by the end of January, according to Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier.
A350 XWB
Airbus posts record figures for 2015 
Airbus delivered 635 aircraft in 2015 and secured net orders for a further 1,036, taking its production backlog to 6,787 units worth $996.3 billion at list prices.
Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier and Airbus CCO-customers John Leahy
Airbus sells three A380s to undisclosed customer  4
Airbus logged three firm A380 orders in December 2015 to an undisclosed customer, but the manufacturer declined to comment on whether they are destined for Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA).
ANA 787-8
ANA to take 8.8% stake in Vietnam Airlines 
Star Alliance-linked ANA Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire an 8.8% strategic investment in SkyTeam member Vietnam Airlines, valued at VND2.4 billion ($107 million).
Air France A321
Air France-KLM takes further hit from Paris attacks 
Air France-KLM is now estimating the Nov. 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris cost it €120 million ($131 million) in total lost revenues, after incurring another €70 million hit in December 2015.
Bohai Leasing completes Avolon acquisition 
Chinese firm Bohai Leasing has completed its $7.6 billion acquisition of Irish lessor Avolon, ranking its parent company HNA Group as the world’s fourth largest lessor by asset value.
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