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Victoria Moores

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.

Articles
Rendering of A350-900 in SAS livery
SAS details A350 entry into service plans
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plans to debut its first Airbus A350 between Copenhagen and Chicago on Jan. 28, 2020, and will roll out the new aircraft type on seven routes throughout the year.
Lessor SMBC posts record profit, maintains high-tech focus
Irish lessor SMBC Aviation Capital reported a record pre-tax profit of $344 million for the financial year, up nearly 8% from $319.4 million in the previous year.
Magnetic MRO set for change in ownership
Baltic maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Magnetic MRO plans to raise up to €8.95 million ($10.1 million) to fund organic growth, through a capital increase that could see Chinese company Shenzhen Yongtai Trading Co. and Hong Kong-based Sapphire Investment Holding acquiring shareholdings of up to 13.44% and 1.6%, respectively.
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye (right) and Aviation Minister Baroness Vere (cent
Heathrow invests more than $63 million to upgrade security equipment
London Heathrow is investing £50 million ($63.5 million) in security-screening upgrades, meaning passengers will no longer be required to remove their liquids and laptops from their hand luggage.
Nigerian startup Ibom Air launches operations
Nigerian regional startup Ibom Air operated its first flight June 7, from Uyo to Lagos, after securing its air operator’s certificate from the Nigerian CAA.
Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8
Icelandair to lay off 24 pilots on MAX grounding; cancels hiring plans
Icelandair will lay off 24 pilots and will not be hiring 21 new pilots, because of the ongoing worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX.
Flying-V concept
KLM partners with Delft University on Flying-V concept aircraft
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has teamed up with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) to work on a wide-fuselage long-haul concept aircraft, known as the Flying-V, which would carry 314 passengers.
KLM president & CEO Pieter Elbers
KLM supports SkyNRG’s new sustainable fuel plant in Netherlands
Sustainable fuel specialist SkyNRG will set up a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant in northeast Netherlands, supported by Dutch carrier KLM, which has committed to purchase 750,000 tonnes of the fuel over a 10-year period.
Britten-Norman to set up passenger airline in Malta
UK-based regional aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman is planning to establish a regional airline in Malta as part of a wider agreement to develop its presence in the country.
Air Greenland Airbus A330
Government takes full ownership of Air Greenland
The Greenlandic government has taken full ownership of Air Greenland, after Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and the Danish government agreed to sell their shareholdings.
Interview: CEO aims to make Virgin Atlantic UK’s second flag carrier 
Shai Weiss is no stranger to the airline, having joined Virgin Atlantic's board in 2012, becoming CFO in 2014 and CCO at the beginning of 2017.
Airlines must comply with EASA pilot mental fitness rules in 2020 
European airlines have until the third quarter of 2020 to comply with EASA’s aircrew mental fitness regulations, which were introduced in the wake of the 2015 Germanwings pilot-suicide crash.
LCC Jambojet plans Africa expansion with more Q400s 
Kenya Airways LCC subsidiary Jambojet plans to receive four more Bombardier Q400s in 2019 under the leadership of new CEO Allan Kilavuka.
EU, China strengthen ties with two aviation accords 
China has agreed to recognize European Union (EU) carrier designation, allowing EU airlines to serve China from other EU countries, and to align some aviation safety and certification work following the recent EU-China Summit.
Freight startup CargoLogic Germany nears AOC 
German express cargo startup CargoLogic Germany has taken delivery of two converted Boeing 737-400 freighters and is working to secure its air operator’s certificate (AOC).
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Blogs & Commentary
Jun 25, 2019
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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
Jun 20, 2019
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PARIS 2019 BLOG: Air transport industry confidence on display

The fourth and final trade show day saw a handful of additional Airbus narrowbody orders or conversions, closing a show that was relatively light on new airliner order numbers—as anticipated—but which still delivered some surprises....More
Jun 19, 2019
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PARIS 2019 BLOG: The significance of the A321XLR’s long legs

Day three of the air show was a good one for Airbus and particularly its newly-launched A321XLR, which is demonstrating early on that airlines see how they can stretch their networks, enter new markets and do good business with a longer-legged narrowbody....More

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