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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Hawaiian Airlines commits to six A330-800neos
Hawaiian Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbus for six A330-800neo aircraft, which was launched at last week’s Farnborough Airshow.
GE Aviation breaks ground on $100 million jet engine assembly facility
GE Aviation has begun construction on a $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Indiana.
Embraer gets first Chinese customers for E2
Embraer has announced that Hainan Airlines subsidiary Tianjin Airlines has agreed to purchase 40 Embraer E-Jets, comprising 20 E-Jets and 20 E-Jets E2, in an order valued $2.1 billion at current list prices, becoming the first Chinese airline to order the E-Jets E2 model.
Hong Kong Aviation Capital finalizes order for 70 A320neo/ceo aircraft
Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) has finalized an order for 70 Airbus A320neo family aircraft (40 A320neo and 30 A321neo) at the Farnborough Airshow.
Myanmar Airways inks deal for up to 12 ATR 72-600s
Myanmar’s state-owned national airline Myanma Airways—to be renamed Myanmar National Airlines in the near future—signed a deal for six ATR 72-600s with six options at the Farnborough Airshow.
Air Algérie Boeing 737-800 (in the air) with -700C (on the ground).
Air Algérie orders two Boeing 737-700C aircraft
North Africa-based Air Algérie has placed an order for two Boeing next-generation 737-700C aircraft, valued at $152 million at current list prices.
Rendering of E-195 E2 in Azul livery
Embraer reveals Azul as launch customer for E-195 E2 jets, announces E-175, E-190 orders
Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow that Azul Brazilian Airlines has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 30 firm orders for the E-195 E2 jets, becoming the launch customer for the type.
Rendering of Boeing 777-300ER and 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Air Lease livery
Air Lease Corp. orders 26 Boeing 777-300ERs, 20 737 MAX8s
Air Lease Corp. (ALC) has ordered six 777-300ERs and has reconfirmed orders for 20 737 MAX 8 aircraft, valued at $3.9 billion at current list prices.
Boeing 787-9 at the Farnborough Airshow
CIT Aerospace orders 10 Boeing 787-9s
CIT Aerospace has placed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $2.5 billion at current list prices, at the Farnborough Airshow.
CAE, Lufthansa Flight Training to partner on CSeries pilot, crew training
CAE and Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT) have partnered to provide pilot and cabin crew training for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft, it was announced at the Farnborough Airshow.
Bombardier Q400
Horizon Air buys one Bombardier Q400s
Seattle-based Horizon Air has purchased one Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, with seven options, in an agreement valued at $36.6 million at current list prices.
Monarch Airlines commits to 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
Monarch Airlines and Boeing are finalizing terms and working toward a purchase agreement for 30 737 MAX 8s, marking the start of a fleet transition to Boeing single-aisle aircraft.
Rendering of A320neo in British Airways’ livery
IAG converts 20 A320neo options into firm orders
International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of Iberia and British Airways, has converted 20 A320neo options into firm orders, it was announced at the Farnborough Airshow.
Avolon orders six Boeing 787-9s, five more 737 MAX 9s
Dublin-based lessor Avolon has committed to six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9 aircraft, valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices.
Beijing’s Okay Airways orders six Boeing 737 MAX 8s
Okay Airways has ordered six Boeing 737 MAX 8s and four 737-800s, valued at $980 million at current list prices.

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