Victoria Moores

European Editor/Bureau Chief,
Air Transport World

Victoria Moores joined Air Transport World in June 2012, as the publication's UK-based European Editor/Bureau Chief.

She began her aviation career in 1997, working in airline ground operations in the UK and Belgium for British Midland International. Victoria 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.

Four MROs form aircraft-modification alliance
Four aircraft retrofit specialists—EAD Aerospace, Envoy Aerospace, Etihad Airways Engineering and Lufthansa Technik—have signed an MOU to form the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance (IAMA).
Airbus launches investigation into cyberattack
Airbus is investigating a cyberattack on its commercial aircraft business, where the attackers gained unauthorized access to employee contact information.
GIC completes acquisition of stake in regional-aircraft lessor NAC
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in Danish regional aircraft leasing specialist Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), finalizing a deal that was first announced in October.
Flybe rejects call for a general meeting
UK regional carrier Flybe has rejected a demand for a general meeting from Hosking Partners, which manages 18.72% of Flybe’s shares on behalf of several investors.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair Spanish cabin crew vote for union recognition
Ryanair’s Spanish cabin crew have agreed to be represented by the SITCPLA and USO unions, allowing negotiations to begin toward a new collective labor agreement (CLA) with the Irish LCC.
Dubai International posts slower full-year traffic growth
Dubai International Airport handled 89.1 million passengers in 2018, retaining its position as the world’s top-ranking airport in terms of international passenger numbers, but marking a growth slowdown on previous years.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
Flybe confirms shareholder bid to oust chairman 
UK regional carrier Flybe has voiced the board’s “full confidence” in chairman Simon Laffin, after key shareholder Hosking Partners demanded Laffin’s removal and a probe into Flybe’s sale process.
Manchester to offer private-jet style terminal for airline passengers
The UK’s Manchester Airport has detailed plans to create a private-jet style terminal for commercial airline passengers traveling on any type of ticket, with prices starting at £50 ($65).
Slovenia’s CAA halts proceedings against Adria Airways
Slovenian carrier Adria Airways said Jan. 22 that the Slovenian CAA has dropped an investigation into whether it is able to fulfil the terms of its operating license.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
IAG will not make bid for Norwegian; to sell stake 
International Airlines Group (IAG) has ruled out making a further offer for LCC Norwegian and announced plans to sell its existing stake.
Cathay Pacific A350-1000
Cathay Pacific joins ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ booking platform
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways has become the latest airline to join “Worldwide by easyJet,” enabling passengers of the two airlines to connect through London Gatwick Airport.
DigEcor rebrands as Burrana after Collins Aerospace IFE acquisition
Australian IFE provider digEcor has rebranded itself as Burrana after acquiring Collins Aerospace’s commercial IFE business.
Rendering of A320neo in SMBC livery
SMBC Aviation Capital orders 65 more A320neos
Irish lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has switched 15 Airbus A320neos from an existing order to the larger A321neo, as well as announcing a firm follow-on order for 50 A320neos and 15 A321neos with a list-price value of $7.4 billion.
Aviation services consolidation deals start off 2019 
Two deals have kicked off aviation services consolidation in 2019, with Danish freight-forwarder DSV launching a bid for Swiss rival Panalpina, and Menzies Aviation securing approval to acquire UK ground handler Airline Services.
Airports operator Swedavia to cut 125 jobs as growth slows 
Swedish airports operator Swedavia has announced plans to cut 125 jobs as part of a restructuring, triggered by slower passenger growth.
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