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.

EasyJet Airbus A320neo
EasyJet bases Airbus A320neo at London Gatwick 
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet is to base its second Airbus A320neo at London Gatwick Airport, after basing its initial aircraft at London Luton.
US lifts electronics ban on Royal Air Maroc 
Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has told passengers they can once again bring personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than mobile phones into the cabin on US-bound flights.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian widens net loss in 1H 
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian posted a first-half net loss of NOK411.9 million ($49.8 million), widened from a net loss of NOK54.7 million for the same period last year.
Boeing to expand Gatwick training center 
US manufacturer Boeing is to add four full-flight simulators to its training center near London Gatwick Airport, turning it into the company’s largest training facility outside the US.
Europe backs EU ETS international-flight exemption until 2020 
The European Parliament’s Environmental Committee (ENVI) has agreed a proposal to keep the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) restricted to flights within the European Economic Area (EEA) until 2020, but after that international flights could be included.
Air Transat A321neo LR
Air Transat to lease 10 Airbus A321neo LRs 
Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat is to take 10 Airbus A321neo LRs on 12-year lease from Dublin-based lessor AerCap, making it the North American launch operator for the LR variant.
Emirates ends TAAG Angola management contract 
Dubai-based Emirates has terminated a 10-year management contract at African carrier TAAG Angola after just two years, because of difficulties repatriating Emirates’ own flight revenue from the country.
BOC Aviation to open New York office 
Singapore-headquartered lessor BOC Aviation is to open a New York office, which will be headed by EVP-airline leasing and sales (Americas) Matt Baumgarth.
ICAO: Terrorism and cyberattacks are a ‘significant concern’ 
ICAO secretary general Fang Liu has told the United Nations (UN) counter-terrorism committee that threat and risk information must be shared to overcome “significant concern” of terrorism against aviation.
eXTV-Global live television
Panasonic to broaden its live TV offering 
US technology firm Panasonic Avionics is to double the number of TV channels available through its eXTV live television service, as the connected aircraft continues to change the way airlines offer inflight entertainment (IFE).
EasyJet A319
EasyJet works to firm new AOC and connecting flights 
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet is staying silent on its application for a European Union (EU) air operator’s certificate (AOC) and discussions over connecting flights until they are finalized.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian adds four more long-haul routes 
Long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian is to add two more US links from London Gatwick and a further two from Paris Charles de Gaulle, as the airline continues its controversial long-haul expansion.
StandardAero in talks to buy Vector Aerospace from Airbus 
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company StandardAero has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire MRO business Vector Aerospace Holding from Airbus.
Fastjet A319
Fastjet acquires full brand rights for $2.5 million 
African low-cost carrier (LCC) fastjet has paid $2.5 million to acquire the full intellectual property rights behind its brand from UK company easyGroup.
China to take 140 Airbus aircraft 
Aircraft procurement company China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. (CAS) has signed a general terms agreement (GTA) covering 100 Airbus A320-family aircraft and 40 A350s.
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