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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Articles by Linda Blachly
Lion Air to lease five Boeing 737s from BOC Aviation
Indonesia’s Lion Air will lease five Boeing 737s—comprising four 737-800s and one 737-900ER—from Bank of China subsidiary BOC Aviation.
Horizon Air dispatchers ratify new labor agreement
Alaska Air Group subsidiary Horizon Air said its dispatchers, represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), ratified a new four-year labor contract.
Search area for April 14
Authorities deploy underwater vehicle as new search phase begins for MH370
Authorities will deploy the US Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21, to search the bottom of the Indian Ocean as a new phase begins to find the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200.
Tibet Airlines A319
Tibet Airlines takes delivery of first sharklet-equipped A319
Lhasa-based Tibet Airlines has taken delivery of its first sharklet-equipped Airbus A319.
Penny Pritzker, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, August Wilhelm Henningsen and Peter Am
Lufthansa Technik to create new MRO facility in Puerto Rico
Lufthansa Technik (LHT) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have announced an agreement to create an MRO facility in Puerto Rico, which will service short- and medium-haul aircraft.
MH370: Search teams detect ‘another possible signal’
Search teams for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 have detected another possible signal in the vicinity of the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield, Australian air chief marshal Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), has confirmed.
Rex Saab 340
Australia’s Regional Express completes deal for 25 Saab 340B Plus aircraft
Australia’s Regional Express (Rex) has completed the purchase of 25 Saab 340B Plus aircraft, comprising 18 aircraft that came off lease March 25 and seven that were purchased when their leases expired July 1, 2013.
FAA upgrades Republic of Philippines to Category 1
FAA has upgraded airlines in the Republic of the Philippines to a Category 1 rating, as it now complies with international safety standards set by ICAO.
A350 XWB MSN3
Airbus A350 XWB flies to UK as part of certification tests
The new Airbus A350 XWB, MSN3, has flown to Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire as part of routine certification tests.
Qingdao Airlines A320
Qingdao Airlines takes delivery of first A320
Chinese startup Qingdao Airlines has taken delivery of its first sharklet-equipped Airbus A320, on lease from Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Co.
Piedmont Airlines flight attendants ratify labor agreement
Piedmont Airlines’ flight attendants at Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, have ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement that was reached on March 6.
Alaska Airlines office workers ratify five-year labor contract
Alaska Airlines’ clerical, office and passenger service employees have ratified a new five-year contract.
Pinger detections
MH370 search teams have ‘reacquired the signals’
Search teams for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 on Tuesday “reacquired the signals” detected last weekend on two more occasions, Australian air chief marshal Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), has confirmed.
United's first 787-9 Dreamliner rolls out of Boeing’s final assembly
United Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 rolls out of FAL 1
United Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 rolled out of final assembly Tuesday evening at Boeing’s final assembly facility (FAL) in Everett, Wash.
737 NextGen new enhanced cabin interior
Boeing unveils enhanced 737 interiors in Hamburg
Boeing has unveiled its new enhanced interior for Next-Generation 737s at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany.

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