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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ANA Boeing 787-9
ANA receives first Boeing 787-9
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, becoming the first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 services on domestic Japanese routes in August.
FAA proposes $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines
FAA announced in a press release it is proposing a $12 million civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with federal aviation regulations in three separate enforcement cases related to repairs on its Boeing 737s.
Malaysia Airlines MH17 wreckage
Ukraine: MH17 crashed due to ‘multiple fragmentation damage caused by missile explosion’ 2
The Malaysia Airlines (MH17) Boeing 777-200ER that crashed over Ukraine July 17, killing all 298 on board, was destroyed because of “massive explosive decompression” due to “multiple fragmentation damage caused by a missile explosion,” according to the Ukrainian Security and Defense Council.
Allegiant Air MD-80
Allegiant Air reports $33.5 million 2Q net profit
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., parent of Allegiant Air, reported second-quarter net income of $33.5 million, up 29.9% from $25.8 million in the year-ago quarter.
Airbus A350 XWB MSN5 test aircraft
Airbus A350 XWB begins final certification phase
The Airbus A350-900 has begun route proving flights, the final stage toward certification.
Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300
Hawaiian Airlines more than doubles 2Q net income
Hawaiian Holdings, parent of Hawaiian Airlines, reported second-quarter net income of $27.3 million, more than doubling net income of $11.3 million in the year-ago quarter.
FAA extends ban to Tel Aviv an additional 24 hours
FAA has issued another notice to airmen (NOTAM) informing US airlines that Tuesday’s NOTAM flight ban remains in effect for Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for “up-to-an-additional-24-hours while the FAA continues to monitor and evaluate the situation.”
Hawaiian Airlines commits to six A330-800neos  2
Hawaiian Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbus for six A330-800neo aircraft, which was launched at last week’s Farnborough Airshow.
GE Aviation breaks ground on $100 million jet engine assembly facility 
GE Aviation has begun construction on a $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Indiana.
Embraer gets first Chinese customers for E2 
Embraer has announced that Hainan Airlines subsidiary Tianjin Airlines has agreed to purchase 40 Embraer E-Jets, comprising 20 E-Jets and 20 E-Jets E2, in an order valued $2.1 billion at current list prices, becoming the first Chinese airline to order the E-Jets E2 model.
Hong Kong Aviation Capital finalizes order for 70 A320neo/ceo aircraft 
Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC) has finalized an order for 70 Airbus A320neo family aircraft (40 A320neo and 30 A321neo) at the Farnborough Airshow.
Myanmar Airways inks deal for up to 12 ATR 72-600s 
Myanmar’s state-owned national airline Myanma Airways—to be renamed Myanmar National Airlines in the near future—signed a deal for six ATR 72-600s with six options at the Farnborough Airshow.
Air Algérie Boeing 737-800 (in the air) with -700C (on the ground).
Air Algérie orders two Boeing 737-700C aircraft 
North Africa-based Air Algérie has placed an order for two Boeing next-generation 737-700C aircraft, valued at $152 million at current list prices.
Rendering of E-195 E2 in Azul livery
Embraer reveals Azul as launch customer for E-195 E2 jets, announces E-175, E-190 orders 
Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow that Azul Brazilian Airlines has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 30 firm orders for the E-195 E2 jets, becoming the launch customer for the type.
Rendering of Boeing 777-300ER and 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Air Lease livery
Air Lease Corp. orders 26 Boeing 777-300ERs, 20 737 MAX8s 
Air Lease Corp. (ALC) has ordered six 777-300ERs and has reconfirmed orders for 20 737 MAX 8 aircraft, valued at $3.9 billion at current list prices.

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