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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Rendering of Boeing MAX 8 in LOT Polish Airlines’ livery
LOT Polish Airlines to lease up to 11 Boeing MAX 8s
LOT Polish Airlines has agreed to lease up to 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8s from US lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) for delivery in 2017-2020.
Aircraft Leasing News-Oct. 12, 2016
Aircraft Leasing News-Oct. 12, 2016
Embraer: Europe, CIS will need 1,540 new 70- to 130-seat jets by 2036
Embraer Commercial Aviation has predicted Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will need 1,540 new aircraft in the 70- to 130-seat jet segment, valued at $80 billion at list prices, over the next 20 years.
Russia certifies Embraer E170, E175 aircraft
The Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation has validated type certificates for Embraer’s E170 and E175 jets, paving the way for Russian airlines to acquire the two aircraft types.
GOL Boeing 737-800
GOL, Emirates Airline to codeshare
São Paulo-based low-cost carrier GOL and Dubai-based Emirates Airline have announced a new codeshare and frequent flyer program partnership.
People-Oct. 11, 2016
People-Oct. 11, 2016
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800
Southwest Airlines, AMFA agree to tentative labor contract
Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) have approved a tentative agreement for the Dallas-based carrier’s more than 200 aircraft appearance technicians, the group primarily responsible for aircraft detailing and appearance care services.
Spirit Airlines A320neo
Spirit Airlines takes delivery of first A320neo in US
Spirit Airlines has received its first Airbus A320neo, making the Florida-based carrier the first in the US to take delivery of the type.
Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter
Atlas Air orders nine Boeing 767 converted freighters
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has agreed to a deal with Boeing to convert nine 767 passenger aircraft into Boeing converted freighters (BCF).
Airline Routes-Oct. 10, 2016
Airline Routes-Oct. 10, 2016
Juneyao Airlines chairman Wang Junjin and Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab
China’s Juneyao Airlines joins Star Alliance as a connecting partner
Juneyao Airlines and Star Alliance have formally sealed a strategic partnership, which will see the Shanghai-based carrier become a connecting partner in 2017.
IT & Distribution-Oct. 7, 2016
IT & Distribution-Oct. 7, 2016
EASA awards type certificate to Bombardier CS300
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded type certification to the Bombardier CS300, the larger version of the CSeries slated to enter service with Latvian carrier airBaltic in the 2016 fourth quarter.
Blogs & Commentary
Oct 24, 2016

Will there be cake?

Every time the London Heathrow runway decision is deferred, Amsterdam Schiphol sends a cake. The question is will there be cake on Oct. 25?...More
Oct 24, 2016

President Obama is wrong on airline competition; did he also plagiarize Tony Tyler?

US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends Tyler’s famous mantra that airlines are a “force for good”....More
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