Linda Blachly

Online editor,
Penton Aviation

Linda joined the staff of Penton Aviation's Air Transport World in July 2010. She works in the Arlington, Virginia office as online editor of ATW Online and ATW Daily News. She is responsible for writing, copyediting and online content management. She has been in journalism for more than 30 years and is a former newspaper editor and publisher of her own travel magazine.

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MRO Briefs-Dec. 7, 2016
MRO Briefs-Dec. 7, 2016
Inmarsat, Air New Zealand sign connectivity deal
Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat and Air New Zealand have signed a contract to provide Global Xpress (GX) connectivity—GX for Aviation—across the airline’s long- and short-haul fleets.
Pakistan International Airlines ATR 42-500 wreckage.
Pakistan International Airlines ATR 42-500 crash kills 48
[UPDATED] A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) ATR 42-500, en route from Chitral to Islamabad, crashed on a hillside near Havelian after it lost radio contact Dec. 7, killing all 48 people aboard.
Connected Aerospace-Dec. 6, 2016
Connected Aerospace-Dec. 6, 2016
Airline Routes-Dec. 5, 2016
Airline Routes-Dec. 5, 2016
Hawaiian Airlines A330-200
Hawaiian Airlines to add A330s, A321neos; pilots issue strike warning
Hawaiian Airlines has agreed to purchase an additional Airbus A330-200, bringing its A330 fleet to 24 by the end of the fourth quarter of 2017.
Delta receives first US-produced Airbus aircraft
Airbus has delivered the first A321 to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines from its US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama.
People-Dec. 2, 2016
People-Dec. 2, 2016
Air France 787-9
Air France takes delivery of first Boeing 787
Air France has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787, a 787-9, leased through Netherlands-based AerCap.
South African Airways A330-300
South African Airways takes first A330-300
South African Airways (SAA), has taken delivery of its first of five new leased Airbus A330-300s, becoming Airbus’s first Southern African operator of the aircraft type.
MRO Briefs-Dec. 1, 2016
MRO Briefs-Dec. 1, 2016
Aircraft Briefs-Nov. 30, 2016
Aircraft Briefs-Nov. 30, 2016
Wizz Air concludes financing deals for 10 Airbus family aircraft
Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air has concluded a sale and lease back deal with Bank of Communications and Financial Leasing (BoComm) for eight Airbus A320 family aircraft, and has finalized a previously announced operating lease deal with Singapore lessor BOC Aviation for two more of the type.
Korean Air Boeing 777-300ER
Korean Air expands US presence, strengthens Delta partnership
Korean Air is aggressively expanding on the US west coast and strengthening its relationship with SkyTeam partner Delta Air Lines “to ensure the airline’s continued leadership in 2017 and beyond,” the Seoul-based carrier said in a statement.
Blogs & Commentary
Dec 1, 2016

Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary

US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an uncontentious nominee with the Senate....More
Nov 29, 2016

Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute is a proxy fight with a larger goal

Airbus and Boeing fear they will not be able to live with the kinds of state support that budding rivals may receive....More
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