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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IAM withdraws petition to unionize Boeing South Carolina
The International Association of Machinists (IAM) has withdrawn its petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to unionize the company’s North Charleston, South Carolina facilities.
Aircraft & Engine News-April 16, 2015
Aircraft & Engine News-April 16, 2015
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada’s US-based workforce ratifies new labor agreement
Air Canada’s US-based workforce, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), has ratified a new collective agreement reached Feb. 4.
Alaska flight turns around after ‘banging’ reveals trapped ramp agent
[UPDATED] Alaska Airlines has confirmed that flight 448, enroute from Seattle to Los Angeles, returned to Seattle shortly after departure on Monday afternoon after the pilot reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft.
IATA launches voluntary standard safety assessment
IATA has launched a new Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) program for airlines not eligible for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
Southwest Airlines 737-300
Southwest Airlines seeks approval for Denver-Puerto Vallarta service
Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide daily, nonstop service between Denver International Airport and Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Tails of LAN and TAM airlines
LATAM unions expand support for striking LAN workers
More than 75 union leaders from the LATAM Airlines Group in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and Paraguay are meeting in Santiago to support striking LAN Express maintenance and ground operations staff.
Inmarsat-5 F2 completes orbital deployment stages
Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat said its second Global Xpress (GX) satellite—Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2) launched Feb. 2—has completed its orbital deployment stages on schedule.
Aircraft Interiors Expo Briefs from Hamburg-April 14, 2015
Aircraft Interiors Expo Briefs from Hamburg-April 14, 2015
Q400 in Air Cote d’Ivoire livery
Air Cote d'Ivoire orders two more Bombardier Q400s
West African Ivory Coast carrier Air Cote d'Ivoire has converted options on two Bombardier Q400s to a firm order.
Rendering of 737- MAX 8 and -9 aircraft in Copa Airlines’ livery
Copa Airlines orders 61 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and -9 aircraft
Panama-based Copa Airlines has signed for 61 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and -9 aircraft, in an order valued at $6.6 billion at list prices.
Bombardier makes management changes
Bombardier announced it is bringing in new talent to reinforce the company’s management team.
People-April 9, 2015
People-April 9, 2015
LAN Express workers to strike Thursday
Chile-based LAN Express workers have voted to strike Thursday at midnight.
FAA upgrades India’s aviation safety rating to Category 1
FAA has restored India’s aviation safety rating to Category 1 under its International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program.

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