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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Aircraft News-June 28, 2016
Aircraft News-June 28, 2016
Rendering of CS300 in Air Canada livery
Air Canada finalizes order for 45 Bombardier CS300s
Air Canada has finalized an order for 45 Bombardier CS300s, plus options for 30 additional aircraft.
Inmarsat GX Aviation A320 certification
EASA OKs GX Aviation connectivity on Lufthansa A320 family aircraft
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Hamburg-based MRO provider Lufthansa Technik to install Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-band antenna on Lufthansa’s Airbus A320 family aircraft.
ATW Photo Gallery-Air Serbia historic New York service takes off
Air Serbia began Belgrade-New York JFK service June 23, providing the first direct flights between Serbia and the US in 24 years. The Serbian carrier is using a two-class Airbus A330-200 leased from Jet Airways of India, on the 5X-weekly service. Air Serbia and Jet Airways are part of Etihad Airways’ group of equity partner airlines.
MRO Briefs-June 24, 2016
MRO Briefs-June 24, 2016
Spirit Airlines' ramp workers ratify tentative agreement
Florida-based Spirit Airlines and its ramp service team members located at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport have ratified a tentative agreement, completing negotiation of their first collective bargaining agreement.
Bombardier’s SAMCO MRO facility approved for CSeries
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s Authorized Service Facility (ASF), SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance, has received its CSeries aircraft Part 145 base maintenance approval from the Civil Aviation Authority, The Netherlands.
Passenger Experience-June 23, 2016
Passenger Experience-June 23, 2016
Allegiant Air, pilots reach tentative agreement
Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier Allegiant Air and its pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, have reached a tentative contract agreement, after more than three years of negotiations.
Nordic Aviation Capital to acquire 19 E190s from Delta
Danish lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has agreed to purchase 19 Embraer E190 aircraft from US-based Delta Air Lines.
Boeing Iran Air deal could include 747-8s 6
Boeing acknowledged Tuesday that Iran Air has signed a letter of intent to order airliners, confirming the US manufacturer intends to challenge Airbus vigorously in the politically sensitive, but potentially lucrative Middle Eastern market.
MRO Briefs-June 21, 2016
MRO Briefs-June 21, 2016
Boeing confirms passenger aircraft deal with Iran Air
Boeing has signed an agreement with Iran Air for passenger aircraft, a Boeing spokesman confirmed to ATW. “Boeing confirms the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Iran Air expressing the airline’s intent to purchase Boeing commercial passenger airplanes."
People-June 20, 2016
People-June 20, 2016
ATW Photo Gallery-Ethiopian Airlines' First A350 XWB-How It's Made
Ethiopian Airlines will take delivery of the first of 14 Airbus A350 XWBs on June 28, making it Africa’s first operator of the type. The Ethiopian flag carrier gives you an inside look at how this technologically advanced and latest aircraft was built. All images courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 27, 2016

Brexit could lead to doors closing on Open Skies

Among questions being asked in the air transport industry since last week’s shock Brexit referendum result is what does the UK’s divorce from the European Union mean to the US-EU Open Skies aviation agreement?...More
Jun 23, 2016

Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding on whether to leave the European Union....More
ATW On-Location

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