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.

Emirates evaluates premium economy, ancillaries
Dubai-based Emirates Airline is considering introducing a premium-economy class and ancillary revenue streams as yields continue to come under pressure.
Forward From 15: Brussels Airport on 9/11
On Sept. 11, 2001, the unthinkable happened. And while Europe was an ocean away on that tragic day, the ripples are still being felt today.
Airberlin group appoints Dimitri Courtelis as CFO
Airberlin group has promoted Dimitri Courtelis to the position of CFO, succeeding Arnd Schwierholz who has resigned to pursue challenges outside the aviation industry.
Jetstar Pacific A320
Jetstar Pacific firms order for 10 A320ceos
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Jetstar Pacific has firmed up a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 10 A320ceos, which it will use for network expansion.
Rendering of A321neo in Vietjet livery
Vietjet orders 20 Airbus A321s
Vietnamese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet has placed a firm order for 10 Airbus A321ceos and 10 A321neos, and finalized an agreement to establish a new training center.
Vietnam Airlines A350 XWB
Vietnam Airlines signs MOU for 10 Airbus A350s
Vietnam Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 10 more Airbus A350-900s, which it plans to use on nonstop flights to the US.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair cuts UK growth on Brexit uncertainty
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair has downgraded its UK growth plan to just 6% in 2017-18, down from 15% in 2016-17, because of uncertainty triggered by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (Brexit).
Lessor Aerolease Aviation firms order for up to 20 MRJs
Miami-headquartered lessor Aerolease Aviation has finalized an order for 10 Mitsubishi MRJs and 10 options, firming a letter of intent signed at the 2016 Singapore Airshow.
Finnair A350 engine damaged in airbridge collision
Finnair has removed one of its Airbus A350-900s from service after its Rolls Royce Trent XWB engine struck an airbridge at Helsinki Airport.
Thai Airways A350 XWB
Thai Airways International takes first A350 XWB
Thai Airways International has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, sourced from US lessor CIT, becoming the eight operator of the type.
Technical fault forces Mitsubishi to abort US ferry flight 
Mitsubishi’s first MRJ90, which was positioning to the US for flight testing, has been forced to return to Tokyo because of an air management system fault.
ANA: Turbine blade erosion causing 787 engine failures 
Turbine blade erosion is causing engine failures on some of its Boeing 787s and Rolls-Royce is developing a new blade, Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has told ATW.
ANA Boeing 787
ANA operations disrupted by 787 engine checks 
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has cancelled and delayed some flights to perform engine checks on its Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787s, following an engine incident,.
Brussels Airlines Airbus A330
Brussels Airlines issues tender for Airbus A330 replacement 

Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for its Airbus A330 replacement, as it progresses with its Avro RJ100 phase-out.

“For the refleet of the A330, the RFP is already in the market and we’re talking to different lessors,” a Brussels Airlines spokeswoman told ATW, adding that the phase-out of its oldest A330s will begin in 2018–19.

The Qantas Airways Airbus A380 involved in the May smoke incident.
Lost mobile phone caused Qantas A380 smoke incident 
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its report into a smoke incident on a Qantas Airways Airbus A380 that was caused by a mobile phone lithium battery that became caught in and crushed by the aircraft seat mechanism.
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