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Victoria Moores

European Editor, Air Transport World,
Air Transport World

Victoria Moores joined Air Transport World as our London-based European Editor/Bureau Chief on 18 June 2012. Victoria has nearly 20 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.

Lessor SMBC attracts Japanese investors
Dublin-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital is spinning off part of its portfolio into a new fund, aimed specifically at Japanese investors.
British Airways pilots back strike action
Pilots at UK carrier British Airways (BA) have voted 93% in favor of strike action, after three days of arbitration talks yielded no progress.
EasyJet A320neo
EasyJet reports ‘robust’ performance in 3Q trading update
UK LCC easyJet reported a 11.4% revenue increase to £1.8 billion ($2.2 billion) in a trading update for the third quarter ended June 30.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair’s UK pilots to vote on strike action
The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) union plans to ballot Ryanair’s UK pilots on possible industrial action, after failing to reach an agreement on pay structures and benefits.
Ryanair COO Bellew to move to easyJet
Ryanair COO Peter Bellew, who recently resigned from the position at the Irish LCC, will join easyJet as COO, a development that was revealed as part of the UK LCC’s third-quarter trading update.
Wizz Air A320
Wizz Air cuts frequencies on A320 delivery delay
Central and Eastern European airline Wizz Air will reduce frequencies on some routes from Kiev (Ukraine) and Warsaw (Poland) in August because of an aircraft delivery delay.
Serbia seeks to privatize MRO provider Jat Tehnika
The Serbian government has issued a tender seeking bids for the privatization of state-owned MRO company Jat Tehnika.
Finnair A350-900
Finnair swings to profit in 2Q on higher revenue, demand 
Finnair posted a €31.2 million ($35 million) second-quarter net profit, reversing a €15.5 million net loss for the comparable period in 2018.
UK to release aviation strategy later this year
The UK government has completed a consultation on its Aviation 2050 strategic plan, with a white paper scheduled for release later this year, as the country prepares to exit the European Union (EU) (Brexit).
South African Airways A320
IATA calls on South Africa to make key aviation policy reforms 
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Air Austral Boeing 777-300ER
Air Austral posts full-year net loss on ‘penalizing’ external factors
Reunion-based Air Austral has posted a €4.5 million ($5.1 million) full-year net loss, its first loss in five years.
Ryanair COO Bellew resigns; MAX delays threaten growth plan 
Irish LCC Ryanair is on the hunt for a new COO, after Peter Bellew announced his resignation, and is facing possible changes to its growth strategy because of the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX grounding.
DAE completes 24 1H leases, adds new credit line
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) completed 24 lease transactions in the first half of 2019 and added a new $440 million revolving credit facility.
L3Harris set to grow new London training center
Training specialist L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions has officially opened a new $100 million pilot-training center close to London Gatwick Airport and detailed plans to add a further two full-flight simulators, filling the eight available bays.
Video: Prince Charles officially opens L3Harris' new London training center
Prince Charles officially opens L3Harris' new London training center near Gatwick Airport.
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Jul 18, 2019

A rough ride for Ryanair

Irish LCC Ryanair really isn’t having a good week, after losing its COO to easyJet, cutting its growth because of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding and facing industrial unrest among its UK pilots....More
Jun 27, 2019

EC’s clear message to the US: Don’t mess with Air Italy

EC Mobility and Transport director general Henrik Hololei’s letter to US State Department under-secretary Manisha Singh couldn’t be clearer: Hands off Air Italy or risk US airlines losing the many benefits and privileges they enjoy as part of the US-EU Open Skies agreement....More
Jun 25, 2019

US Big 3 glosses over UAE Open Skies outcome

Reading the US Partnership for Open & Fair Skies’ press release on the US-UAE joint government policy statement on their Open Skies agreement, the expression "lipstick on a pig" comes to mind. Except it’s more about gloss than lipstick....More

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