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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Binter Canarias ATR 72-600
Binter Canarias takes delivery of first ATR 72-600
Canary Islands regional airline Binter Canarias has taken delivery of the first of 12 ATR 72-600s ordered through two different contracts signed in 2014 and earlier this year.
Rendering of Beluga XL
Airbus Beluga XL program moves to detailed design phase
The Airbus Beluga XL program has passed the latest maturity gate milestone, marking the end of the “concept phase,” or design freeze “at aircraft level.”
Embraer forecasts 1,020 new aircraft for China by 2034
Embraer Commercial Aviation forecasts that China will take delivery of 1,020 new 70- to 130-seat aircraft in the next 20 years.
Aircraft News-Sept. 15, 2015
Aircraft News-Sept. 15, 2015
Finnair A319
Finnair preparing for national labor union demonstrations
Finnair is gearing up for nationwide labor union demonstrations on Friday, Sept. 18, that could significantly affect customer service, baggage handling and other services related to flight departures at Helsinki Airport.
737 MAX 8 final assembly
Boeing begins final assembly of first 737 MAX
Boeing has begun final assembly on schedule of the first 737 MAX 8 at its Renton, Washington, facility, the US manufacturer said in a statement.
ATW Photo Gallery-ANA Star Wars' R2-D2 themed 787-9
The R2-D2 All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-9 rolled-out from the Boeing Everett Factory for the first time Sept. 14.
Boeing: Asia-Pacific to need more pilots, technicians through 2034
Boeing has again projected the Asia-Pacific region will have the greatest demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians with 40% of the global need, according to its 2015 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook.
People-Sept 9 2015
People-Sept 9 2015
ATW Photo Gallery-In the News-September 2015
A selection of photos from our most recent headlines.
Aircraft Briefs-Sept 4 2015
Aircraft Briefs-Sept 4 2015
IT & Distribution Sept 3 2015 
IT & Distribution Sept 3 2015
People Sept 2 2015 
People Sept 2 2015
FAA names executives to head UAS integration 
FAA has named Marke Gibson and Earl Lawrence to two executive-level positions that will “guide the agency’s approach to safe, timely and efficient integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into US airspace.”
Transaero Boeing 767-300
Russia’s Aeroflot to acquire Transaero Airlines 
Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, will acquire Transaero Airlines, according to a Transaero statement.

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