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.

Finnair A320
Finnair sinks to $32 million 2Q net loss; expects ‘significant’ full-year loss 
Finnair is expecting a "significant" deterioration to its full-year turnover and profitability, after posting a second-quarter net loss of €23.9 million ($32 million), reversed from a €18.1 million net profit it posted in the year-ago quarter.
AeroMobile poised to announce further customers 
Inflight connectivity provider AeroMobile is expecting to sign up at least two new airlines this year and grow its installed fleet 50% within the next 12 months.
Flybe Q400 lands heavily after pilot’s prosthetic arm detaches 
A Flybe Bombardier Q400 was involved in a serious incident at Belfast Airport after the captain’s prosthetic arm detached during the final stages of the flight.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
KLM to take two more Boeing 777-300ERs from Air Lease Corp. 
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a long-term contract with Air Lease Corp. (ALC), covering a pair of new-build Boeing 777-300ERs.
Adria Airways Bombardier CRJ900
Adria Airways details its long-term strategy 
Slovenian carrier Adria Airways has detailed plans to hit 2 million passengers and a €220 million ($295 million) turnover by 2020, supported by a fleet of 16 aircraft.
Renderings of Boeing 787 and 767 in Air Astana livery
Air Astana eyes 787 US East Coast service 
Kazakhstan-based Air Astana is considering using its new Boeing 787s to launch flights to the US East Coast, and is eyeing potential codeshare partnerships to support the service.
Air Malta A319
Air Malta secures its European AOC 
Air Malta has become one of the latest carriers to transition to a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) air operator’s certificate (AOC).
Air Malta names Joseph Galea as deputy CCO 
Air Malta has appointed tourism specialist Joseph Galea as deputy CCO, with promotion to CCO planned in three years.
FlySafair Boeing 737-400
South African startup FlySafair to launch in October 
South African startup FlySafair is planning to launch services Oct. 16, a year later than planned, after its rivals blocked its 2013 launch at the last minute on ownership grounds.
London Heathrow T2 self check-in
IATA seeks to eliminate check-in process 
IATA has launched a project to evaluate whether the check-in process is redundant, although it acknowledges the change won’t be easy to implement.
A TV grab taken from an AFPTV video shows a Malian police officer holding one of
Air Algerie crash probe complicated by CVR malfunction 
Air accident investigators probing the crash of a Boeing MD-83 operating for Air Algerie have revealed the aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was potentially broken before the accident.
Rendering of Airbus A350-900 in Iberia livery
IAG to take eight A350-900s and eight A330-200s for Iberia 
International Airlines Group (IAG) will firm up eight Airbus A350-900 options for Iberia, along with eight A330-200s that will come from existing options or be sourced on operating lease.
British Airways and Iberia aircraft at London Heathrow Airport
IAG more than doubles 2Q net profit 
International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of Iberia and British Airways, reported second-quarter net income of €280 million ($375 million), more than doubled from a €127 million profit in the year-ago period, marking the best second quarter results for all of the IAG carriers since 2007.
Into the Looking Glass 
Virgin Atlantic revealed plans in June for a wider roll-out of Google Glass following its London Heathrow trial, but its partner SITA remains unconvinced after a further road test with Copenhagen Airport.
Rolls-Royce posts 1H profit drop 
Underlying profits from Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace business declined 10% to £405 million ($686 million) for the first six months of 2014.

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