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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Airline Routes-June 16, 2017
Airline Routes-June 16, 2017
Safran shareholders approve Zodiac acquisition
French aerospace firm Safran said its shareholders have approved resolutions to advance the acquisition of seating and cabin interior manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace.
Thales launches high-tech Digital Factory
French technology provider Thales Group, which has invested €1 billion ($1.2 billion) in key digital technologies over the past three years, has launched a high-tech Digital Factory as the company accelerates its digital transformation across all areas of advanced technology, enabling customers to make the right decisions in real time.
Aircraft News-June 15, 2017
Aircraft News-June 15, 2017
Germania Boeing 737-700
Germania to base third 737 at Dresden Airport
Berlin-based Germania plans to base a third Boeing 737-700 at Dresden Airport by summer 2018 and will add new 14 destinations to its flight program.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United expands executive leadership roles
United Airlines has expanded the roles for three members of its executive leadership team as the Chicago-based company continues to elevate customer experience and to address operational performance.
IT & Distribution Briefs-June 14, 2017
IT & Distribution Briefs-June 14, 2017
Air Astana A320
Air Astana begins first Frankfurt service
Kazakhstan’s Air Astana launched weekly nonstop Uralsk (Kazakhstan)-Frankfurt service June 14, using an Airbus A320 configured with 16 business- and 132 economy-class seats.
Munich Airport CEO to head ACI Europe
Munich Airport president and CEO Michael Kerkloh has been elected president of Airports Council International (ACI), the umbrella organization of Europe’s international airports.
Allegiant Air A320
Allegiant Air to lease 13 A320s from ALAFCO
Ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Allegiant Air has signed a 12-year lease with Kuwait-based ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Co. for 13 Airbus A320s.
United Airlines Boeing 777-200
United to increase flights, lie-flat seating on Hawaiian services
Chicago-based United Airlines will increase flights on 11 routes connecting the continental US and Hawaii to 40 daily flights.
ATR to add new full flight simulator in Paris
Turboprop manufacturer ATR will be adding a brand new ATR 72-600 full flight simulator (FFS) to its Paris Training Center this fall.
Aircastle names new CEO
Stamford, Connecticut-based lessor Aircastle Limited has named Michael Inglese as new CEO, succeeding Ron Wainshal who stepped aside to focus on his health and recovery, according to a company statement.
Mesa pilots, management reach tentative labor agreement
Mesa Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), reached a tentative agreement with management June 9 on a new collective bargaining agreement. A ratification vote begins June 26.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 23, 2017

Qatar Airways’ American bid could be political

Qatar Airways’ unsolicited bid to acquire a large stake in American Airlines is indeed “puzzling”, as American CEO Doug Parker put it in a letter to employees....More
Jun 22, 2017

Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions....More
Jun 22, 2017

Qatar's unsolicited, unexpected and unwelcome bid for American

You have to hand it to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker; he never fails to surprise. This time, it appears, he has also surprised American Airlines....More
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