Linda Blachly


Linda joined the staff of Penton Aviation Media in July 2010. She works in the Silver Spring office as Editor, ATW Online and 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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Inmarsat prepares for second satellite launch in early 2015
Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat has confirmed that its second Global Xpress (GX) satellite—Inmarsat-5 F2—has arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, in anticipation of its launch early in 2015.
Rendering of Boeing 737-800 in BOC Aviation livery
BOC Aviation finalizes order for two more 737-800s
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has finalized an order for two additional Boeing 737-800s, valued at $186 million at current list prices.
Alaska Airlines flight attendants ratify five-year labor contract
Alaska Airlines flight attendants have ratified a new five-year contract.
Avianca 787-8
Avianca takes delivery of first 787
Colombia-based Avianca has taken delivery of its first of 15 Boeing 787-8s.
Airbus Group announces top management changes
Airbus Group COO Günter Butschek has resigned and will leave at the end of 2014 to pursue other career opportunities.
Finnair’s first A350-900 at the Roger Béteille FAL in Toulouse
Finnair’s first A350 XWB in FAL
Airbus said Finnair’s first A350-900 is taking shape in the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.
Alliance Air ATR 72-600
India’s Alliance Air takes first ATR 72-600
Air India’s fully owned regional Alliance Air has introduced its first ATR 72-600 aircraft into its fleet.
Rendering of 737 MAX 7 in Jetlines’ livery
Canada’s Jetlines orders five Boeing 737 MAX 7s 1
New Canadian ultra-low cost carrier Jetlines has ordered five Boeing 737 MAX 7s to build its future fleet.
Republic, Delta Air Lines expand partnership
Republic Airways Holdings has reached an amendment to its capacity purchase agreement with Delta Air Lines to operate nine additional 69-seat Embraer E-170 aircraft.
Qatar Airways A350 XWB
Qatar Airways to take delivery of first A350 XWB on Dec. 13
Qatar Airways will take delivery of the first of its 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order on Dec. 13.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in new livery
Southwest IAM workers ratify new labor contract
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)—representing Southwest Airlines’ approximately 6,000 customer service agents and customer support and services representatives—have ratified a new four-year contract.
LAN Airlines A321
LAN Airlines receives first A321
Chile-based LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, received its first of 48 Airbus A321 aircraft, which it will operate on routes in Chile.
Rendering of A330-900neo in CIT livery
CIT Group firms order for 15 A330-900neos, five A321ceos
US lessor CIT Group has firmed up its order for 15 Airbus A330-900neos and five A321ceos.
ecoDemonstrator 787
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 787 completes first flight
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 787 has completed its first flight using a blend of 15% green diesel and 85% petroleum jet fuel in the left engine.
Bangkok Airways ATR 72-600
Bangkok Airways receives first of nine ATR 72-600s
Bangkok Airways has taken delivery of its first of nine ATR 72-600s, which will be used for growth and will replace its eight -500s.

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