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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American Eagle Embraer E-175
Envoy Air pilots ratify labor agreement
American Airlines subsidiary Envoy Air pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have ratified a tentative agreement that will allow pilots at Envoy Air to fly Embraer E-175 aircraft.
Kuwait Airways 777-300ER
Kuwait Airways finalizes 777 order
Kuwait Airways has finalized an order for 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, valued at $3.3 billion at list prices.
Azerbaijan Airlines 787
Azerbaijan Airlines takes delivery of first 787
Azerbaijan Airlines has taken delivery of its first of two Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Rendering of Airbus A330-900neo in Avolon livery
Avolon finalizes order for 15 Airbus A330neos
Dublin-based lessor Avolon firmed an order for 15 Airbus A330neos, previously announced at the Farnborough Airshow in July.
A320neo takes off on its first flight Sept. 25 with PW1100G-JM engines
P&W’s PurePower GTF engine receives FAA certification for A320neo 1
Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine—the PW1100G-JM—has received FAA type certification for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft.
WestJet 737-8
WestJet pilots ratify new labor agreement
Calgary-based WestJet pilots have ratified a new four-year labor agreement, which includes enhancements to pay and scheduling that place WestJet’s 1,250 pilots among the highest paid in the Canadian industry.
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.

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