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
Skymark Airlines’ first A380 takes off from Toulouse to Hamburg
Skymark Airlines’ first Airbus A380 completes maiden flight
Japan’s Skymark Airlines’ first Airbus A380 has performed its maiden flight, following completion of the airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse.
MH370 investigators work to confirm signals heard by Australian, Chinese vessels
Malaysian authorities said Monday that investigators are working to verify that signals detected over the weekend by Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 and Australia’s HMS Ocean Shield could be from the flight recorders of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 in the southern Indian Ocean waters.
MH370: Chinese ship detects ‘pulse signal’; Malaysia forms committees to aid in investigation
A Chinese patrol ship, searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 in the southern Indian Ocean waters, has detected what it called “a pulse signal” after it deployed a flight recorder—also known as a black box—detector, Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday morning.
Kenya Airways 787
Kenya Airways takes delivery of first Boeing 787 2
Nairobi-based Kenya Airways has taken delivery of its first of six Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
LOT Polish Airlines 787
LOT Polish Airlines swings to $8.6 million profit in 2013
LOT Polish Airlines has reported a PLN26 million ($8.6 million) net profit for the first time in five years.
AirBaltic Boeing 737-500
AirBaltic reverses losses in 2013; reports €1 million profit
Latvian airline airBaltic posted a €1 million ($1.38 million) net profit for 2013, reversed from a net loss of €27 million in 2012.
Embraer E-175 in United Express livery
United Airlines receives first of 30 Embraer E-175s
United Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 30 Embraer E-175s.
Delta Air Lines relocates key business flights to Heathrow
Delta Air Lines has relocated some of its key services—including London to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle, Wash.—to join Virgin Atlantic at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, marking another step forward in the partnership between the two carriers.
FAA dedicates new air traffic control facility in Houston
FAA has dedicated a new $50 million air traffic control facility at Houston Airport to better handle the expected growth in flight operations.
BBJ MAX 8
Boeing launches business jet MAX
Boeing has announced the launch of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) MAX family of aircraft after receiving the first order from an undisclosed customer.
Rendering of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 in Air Canada livery
Air Canada finalizes order for 61 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
Air Canada has finalized an order for 61 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as part of its single-aisle fleet renewal program.
Island Air Bombardier Q400 Next Gen
Hawaii Island Air orders up to six Bombardier Q400s
Hawaiian regional Island Air has placed a firm order for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, plus four options.
China Express Bombardier CRJ900
China Express Airlines firms three Bombardier CRJ900 options
Chongqing-based China Express Airlines has converted three Bombardier CRJ900 options into firm orders.
Adria Airways Bombardier CRJ900
Adria Airways orders two Bombardier CRJ900s
Slovenia-based Adria Airways signed a firm purchase agreement for two Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, in an order valued at approximately $92 million based on current list prices.
Nok Air Bombardier Q400
Nok Air converts two Bombardier Q400 options into firm orders
Thailand’s low-cost carrier Nok Air has converted two Bombardier Q400 NextGen options into firm orders.

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