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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.

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.
Video: L3Harris Commercial Training president Robin Glover-Faure talks on growth, merger
L3Harris Commercial Training Solutions president Robin Glover-Faure talks about growth and the recent merger with Harris.
Gallery: L3Harris Technologies' $100 million London Training Center opens
The Prince of Wales, accompanied by the UK Aviation Minister and leading UK aviation industry officials, officially opened L3Harris Technologies’ new $100 million London Training Center for commercial airline pilots. The state-of-the-art facility, located close to London Gatwick Airport, employs 350 people and is designed to meet the increasing airline demand for new pilots and to address the worldwide shortage of commercial pilots.
AerCap, Avolon outline second-quarter transactions 
Irish lessors AerCap and Avolon saw their owned, managed and committed fleets move in opposite directions in the second quarter, with AerCap’s portfolio shrinking 6.7% to 1,373 aircraft while Avolon’s grew 3.6% to 923 aircraft compared to the year-ago period.
Virgin Atlantic updates A350 entry into service plans 
UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic will take delivery of four Airbus A350-1000s in 2019, with the type set to make its commercial debut between London Heathrow and New York JFK on Sept. 10.
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IAG to challenge $230 million data-theft fine from 2018 breach 
British Airways (BA) plans to “vigorously” defend its actions, after being told the UK flag carrier faces a £183.4 million ($229.6 million) penalty over a data-theft incident that occurred in 2018.
Dubai takes full control of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 
Aerospace company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has repurchased a 4% shareholding that was held by Emaar Properties PJSC, returning the company to state ownership.
Belgium extends 737 MAX operations ban to end of 2019 
The Belgian CAA has issued a NOTAM (notice to airmen), prohibiting Boeing 737-8 MAX and Boeing 737-9 MAX operations in the country’s airspace until the end of 2019.
SAA to lease A350s as A340 replacement 
South African Airways (SAA) has detailed plans to lease in Airbus A350-900s to operate its non-stop Johannesburg-New York JFK flights, replacing the A340-600s currently serving the route.
Video: AirBaltic CEO sees A321XLR opening up new long-haul opportunities
AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss speaks with ATW on the sidelines of the 2019 Paris Air Show about how the new Airbus A321XLR could open up long-haul opportunities from Latvia.
PARIS 2019: Growing fuel costs could trigger ATR orders 
ATR is continuing to explore hybrid aircraft technologies and biofuels, but in the nearer term CEO Stefano Bortoli believes higher fuel prices could trigger more aircraft orders.
Video: United Technologies exec: Hybrid-electric power for commercial aviation is closer than you think
United Technologies SVP & CTO Paul Eremenko speaks with ATW about how hybrid-electric propulsion could be nearer than people think for commercial aviation, as the industry strengthens its sustainability efforts at the 2019 Paris Air Show.
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Blogs & Commentary
Aug 16, 2019

Editor’s Blog: Why Beijing’s bullying of Hong Kong Airport and Cathay could misfire

What has happened in Hong Kong this week amounts to one thing: Beijing bullying....More
Jul 25, 2019

(Yet another) summer of discontent

Europe is bracing for a heatwave, in more ways than one, as tensions threaten to reach a boiling point between airlines, employees and passengers during the busiest period of the year....More
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

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