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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.

Norwegian Boeing 737-800
Norwegian bondholders agree to new terms 
Scandinavian LCC Norwegian Air Shuttle has secured some financial breathing space, after its bondholders voted in favor of changes to their investment terms.
Startup CargoLogic Germany secures AOC 
Express-cargo startup CargoLogic Germany (CLG) has secured its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the German CAA and is ready to begin commercial operations with two converted Boeing 737 freighters.
Heathrow Pause Dispersal Zone
Heathrow drone protesters rethink strategy; fail to ground flights 
Climate-campaign group Heathrow Pause is “considering escalating” its protest at London Heathrow Airport, after three days of illegal unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) activity within the airport’s exclusion zone failed to keep flights grounded.
EasyJet A319
CEO: ‘No shortage of opportunities’ for easyJet 
EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren plans to formally launch the airline’s new direct hotels partnership later this year and sees opportunities to expand existing bases to create economies of scale.
Blockchain experts see limited aviation use cases 
After an initially flurry of interest in blockchain, the secure database that underpins Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies, panelists at the World Aviation Festival in London last week said relatively few aviation use cases actually justify the complexity of blockchain.
Heathrow Flight Paths (hatched rectangles) where no drones will be flown
Protesters to begin five days of drone disruption at Heathrow 
Environment protest group Heathrow Pause plans to disrupt flights at London Heathrow Airport for at least five days from Sept. 13 by illegally flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, within the airport’s exclusion zone.
Air France A380
Air France to evaluate A380 replacements 
Air France CEO Anne Rigail is considering possible replacements for the French carrier’s Airbus A380s, before turning her attention to a Boeing 777 successor and the remainder of the airline’s medium-haul renewal.
Icelandair challenged by continued MAX grounding 
All-Boeing operator Icelandair has acknowledged the Boeing 737 MAX grounding as a “big challenge,” impacting the carrier’s financial performance, operational planning and efficiency.
Pilot strike forces British Airways to cancel ‘nearly 100%’ of flights 
British Airways’ (BA) flights were virtually grounded Sept. 9, as pilot union BALPA began a two-day walkout over pay and benefits.
Air France voices interest in Aigle Azur as rescue plan sought 
Air France has expressed an interest in French leisure carrier Aigle Azur, which is suspending flight operations in the face of financial and operational difficulties.
Video: IATA DG & CEO Alexandre de Juniac gives 3- to 5-year timeline for single-token IDs
IATA DG & CEO Alexandre de Juniac gives three- to five-year timeline for single-token IDs.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 at LHR
Virgin Atlantic calls for new Heathrow slot regime 
UK long-haul airline Virgin Atlantic wants changes to London Heathrow’s slot regime that would allow it to grow from 30 to 160 slots when the third runway is built.
AirBaltic delays 737 phaseout to fill Nordica gap 
Latvian hub-and-spoke carrier airBaltic will retain four Boeing 737s for summer 2020, delaying a planned November 2019 phaseout following Estonian rival Nordica’s decision to withdraw from its own scheduled services.
Video: AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss on fund-raising and fleet plans
AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss on fund-raising and fleet plans.
Video: Jazeera Airways CEO Rohit Ramachandran on long-haul plans
Jazeera Airways CEO Rohit Ramachandran on his airline's long-haul plans.
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Nov 4, 2019

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Oct 30, 2019

Boeing scrutiny by lawmakers tough but necessary

While Boeing employees—and particularly CEO Dennis Muilenburg—have endured an awful two days at the US Senate and House hearings into the 737 MAX crashes today and yesterday, these hearings were necessary, and the questions posed by lawmakers were fair if often tough....More
Oct 28, 2019

Value for emissions ​

Just as value for money is a priority for airline customers, could ‘value for emissions’ be a better way of balancing the environmental – and economic - impact of aviation....More

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