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.

Flybe Embraer E-175
Flybe restructuring yields full-year profit 
Europe’s largest independent regional carrier Flybe has posted an £8 million ($13.4 million) net profit for its full 2013-14 financial year, reversing a £42.2 million prior-year net loss.
TAP Portugal A330-200
TAP privatization may be revived in 2014 
Portugal is hoping to restart the privatization of TAP Portugal this year, after its last attempt to sell the carrier fell through in late 2012.
Thales closes LiveTV acquisition 
Thales has closed its $399 million acquisition of JetBlue’s LiveTV business, which has become a fully owned subsidiary of Thales USA.
TAP Maintenance & Engineering Brazil seeks partners 
TAP Maintenance & Engineering Brazil, which used to be Varig’s maintenance arm, is on track to return to profitability next year and is seeking strategic partners.
Alitalia Airbus A320
Alitalia board gives green light to finalize Etihad deal 
Alitalia has confirmed it is in the final stages of a deal with Etihad Airways, which is looking to acquire a stake in the Italian carrier.
Munich Airport owner FMG, AOT strengthen cooperation agreement 
Flughafen München (FMG), which operates Germany’s Munich Airport, has signed an agreement with Airports of Thailand (AOT) to intensify cooperation between the two airport operators.
Greenland Express Air Embraer E-190
Greenland Express Air delays launch to June 17 
Startup Greenland Express Air has delayed its launch by two weeks to June 17 and is seeking new investors.
British Airways Boeing 777-300ER
British Airways likely launch customer for Inmarsat’s new EU Wi-Fi service 
Satellite operator Inmarsat will roll out a new high-speed inflight broadband service across the European Union (EU) and has named British Airways as a potential launch customer.
Airbus books orders for 70 aircraft in May 
Airbus booked orders for 70 aircraft in May and delivered 55, taking its total backlog to 5,514 aircraft.
Air Iceland Fokker 50
Air Iceland mulls fleet renewal 
Icelandair’s regional subsidiary Air Iceland is evaluating whether to perform a cockpit and interior upgrade on its five Fokker 50s, or to replace them with a newer type.
Portugalia Fokker 100
Portugalia seeks six aircraft to replace its Fokker 100s 
TAP Portugal’s fully owned regional subsidiary Portugalia is introducing a pair of wet-leased ATR 42-600s and has begun evaluations to replace its six Fokker 100s.
SWISS strikes new pilot labor deal 
Swiss European Air Lines has agreed to a new collective agreement (CLA) with its short-haul pilots, paving the way for the introduction of its Bombardier CS100s and Boeing 777-300ERs.
Etihad Airways A330-300
Etihad strengthens its partner network 
Etihad Airways has extended its Jet Airways codeshare and launched flights to Etihad Regional’s Zurich hub, while airberlin is adding Abu Dhabi from Stuttgart—its first long-haul link from the airport.
Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN engine completes first run 
Rolls-Royce has run its Trent 1000-TEN engine, which will power all variants of the Boeing 787, for the first time.
Austrian Airlines lashes out at unions  1
Tensions between Austrian Airlines and its unions have erupted to a new high, with the airline pulling its proposed labor deal, Fokker fleet renewal and long-haul expansion in response to a strike threat.

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