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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People-Feb. 12, 2016
People-Feb. 12, 2016
Air Canada 767-300ER
Air Canada dispatchers ratify new labor agreement
Air Canada dispatchers, represented by the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA), have ratified a new 12-year collective agreement.
American Eagle CRJ900
PSA Airlines receives 100th Bombardier CRJ operated by American
PSA Airlines has taken delivery of a Bombardier CRJ900, which will be operated for American Airlines under the American Eagle brand.
JetBlue A320
JetBlue launches venture capital unit to fund startups
JetBlue Airways has established a Northern California-based venture capital unit—JetBlue Technology Ventures—to invest in, incubate and partner with early stage technology startups in travel and hospitality.
Passenger Experience-Feb. 10, 2016
Passenger Experience-Feb. 10, 2016
MRJ’s fourth flight test
Mitsubishi Aircraft resumes MRJ flight testing
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. announced it has resumed flight tests of the FTA-1 for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) on Feb. 10.
Airbus starts First A350-1000 final assembly in Toulouse
Airbus begins final assembly of A350-1000 4
Airbus has started final assembly of the first A350-1000 on schedule at the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse.
Aircraft & Engine News-Feb. 9, 2016
Aircraft & Engine News-Feb. 9, 2016
The first full GE9X engine
GE9X engine final assembly ‘well underway’ 1
GE Aviation said final assembly is well underway on the first full GE9X engine that will test in the first half of 2016, four years before the GE9X engine enters service on a Boeing 777X aircraft.
Airbus A321neo
Airbus A321neo completes first flight 2
The first Airbus A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight Feb. 9 from Hamburg, Germany.
Airberlin appoints new managing director of Leisure Cargo
Airberlin announced it has appointed Thilo Schäfer as managing director of Leisure Cargo on March 1.
IFE News-Feb. 8, 2016
IFE-Feb. 8, 2016
American Airlines 767-300
Sabre first to deploy NDC technology to sell American’s seat options
Sabre Corp. has deployed new distribution capability (NDC) technology to sell American Airlines’ Preferred and Main Cabin Extra Seats.
Boeing names new president of Japan operations
Boeing named Brett Gerry president of Boeing Japan, effective April 1.
Aircraft News & Cabin Interiors-Feb. 4, 2016
Aircraft News & Cabin Interiors-Feb. 4, 2016
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 3, 2016

Is it ‘insane’ for airlines to earn strong profits? 7

American Airlines’ annual net profit is just $45.8 billion behind Apple’s most recent full-year net earnings....More
Jan 26, 2016

Very shaky start for anti-US ATC privatization coalition

“When you are arguing a case when you don’t know what it’s all about, it’s very hard.”...More
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