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.

MH370 search ends 
Australia, China and Malaysia have officially announced the end of the search for the missing Boeing 777-200ER that operated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which crashed in March 2014.
Ryanair expands London Stansted operations 
Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is adding nine routes from London Stansted for summer 2017, which could lead to further aircraft being based at the airport.
Widerøe orders up to 15 Embraer E2s 
Scandinavian regional airline Widerøe has been named as the previously undisclosed customer for three firm Embraer E190-E2s in a deal valued at $873 million at list prices if purchase rights on a further 12 E2 family aircraft are firmed.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair finalizing Aer Lingus, Norwegian interline deals 
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has said it has reached interline agreements with both Aer Lingus and Norwegian and is just finalizing technical implementation.
Airbus responds to weaker A380 demand 
Airbus is evaluating a higher-density Airbus A380 layout and is seeking to cut the program’s fixed costs and slow down production to counter weak demand.
Airbus Fabrice Brégier and John Leahy
Airbus to deliver over 700 aircraft in 2017 
Airbus is ramping up production and is expecting to deliver more than 700 aircraft in 2017, as it starts to overcome supply chain and program maturity issues.
GoAir firms order for 72 A320neos 
Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) GoAir has finalized an order for 72 A320neos, firming up a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that was signed during the 2016 Farnborough Airshow.
 Airbus Commercial Aircraft President and Airbus COO Fabrice Brégier
Airbus achieves 731 net orders and 688 deliveries in 2016 
Airbus secured net orders for 731 aircraft in 2016, while deliveries were up 8% at 688 aircraft, exceeding its full-year target. By comparison, Boeing logged net orders for 668 aircraft and delivered 728.
Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800
Ukraine International Airlines to cut costs with fuel software 
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is aiming to cut 5% from its fuel bill after rolling out SkyBreathe fuel management software from French company OpenAirlines.
Air France-KLM sells Heathrow handling firm 
Air France-KLM has sold 100% of its London Heathrow ground handling subsidiary, Cobalt Ground Solutions, to French company Groupe CRIT.
Virgin Atlantic A330-300
Virgin Atlantic raises more funding; expands Flybe codeshare 
UK carrier Virgin Atlantic has raised an additional £32 million ($39 million) and has extended its codeshare agreement with UK regional carrier Flybe.
Norwegian Boeing 737-800
Norwegian pilot provider inks labor accord 
OSM Aviation, the Norwegian firm that supplies pilots to low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian, has signed a labor agreement with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).
Iran Air poised for first new Airbus delivery 
Iran Air is preparing to receive the first delivery from its historic 100-aircraft Airbus order, with a delivery ceremony tentatively planned for Jan. 12.
LAM Mozambique Boeing 737-700 damaged in suspected drone strike 
A Boeing 737-700 operated by African carrier LAM Mozambique has sustained nose damage after colliding with an object on approach while operating a domestic flight.
Nordic Aviation Capital completes acquisition of 25 Air Lease ATRs 
Danish regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has completed the acquisition of two ATR 42-600 and 23 ATR 72-600s from US-based Air Lease Corp. (ALC).
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