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 E190-E2 in Widerøe livery
Finnair, Widerøe to partner on Norwegian routes
Finnair will open new routes from its Helsinki hub to Norway's Bergen and Tromsø in May 2018, as a part of its continuing growth strategy.
MRO Briefs-Oct. 3, 2017
MRO Briefs-Oct. 3, 2017
787-10 for Singapore Airlines
Boeing rolls out first 787-10 for Singapore Airlines
Boeing has rolled out the first 787-10 built for Singapore Airlines at its final assembly facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Cabins, Interiors & Connectivity Briefs-Oct. 2, 2017
Cabins, Interiors & Connectivity Briefs-Oct. 2, 2017
Thomas Cook Airbus A321
Thomas Cook, Air Transat to exchange aircraft seasonally
Leisure carriers Air Transat and Thomas Cook Airlines signed a seven-year agreement for the exchange of aircraft on a seasonal basis, which will enable the two carriers to manage their fleets more efficiently.
Aircraft Briefs-Sept. 28, 2017
Aircraft Briefs-Sept. 28, 2017
Airline Routes-Sept. 27, 2017
Airline Routes-Sept. 27, 2017
WestJet names new ULCC ‘Swoop’
Calgary-based low-cost carrier WestJet has announced the name and logo for its ultra-LCC subsidiary in Canada will be Swoop.
Hawaiian, JAL ink new partnership agreement
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) have signed a new partnership arrangement that includes extensive codesharing, lounge access and frequent flyer program reciprocity.
MRO Briefs-Sept. 26, 2017
MRO Briefs-Sept. 26, 2017
The announcement was made at a delivery ceremony in Everett, Washington
Qatar Airways places $2.16 billion Boeing order
Qatar Airways announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 freighters and four 777-300ERs, valued at $2.16 billion at list prices.
MRO Briefs-Sept. 21, 2017 
MRO Briefs-Sept. 21, 2017
French all-business airline La Compagnie orders two A321neos 
French all-business class carrier La Compagnie has ordered two Airbus A321neos, scheduled for delivery in 2019.
Rendering of Boeing 787-8 in Japan Airlines’ livery
Japan Airlines orders four Boeing 787-8s 
Japan Airlines (JAL) has ordered four Boeing 787-8s, in an order valued at more than $900 million at list prices.
Blogs & Commentary
Oct 18, 2017

EDITORIAL: Planes, Politics & Protectionism

It’s ironic that the US is seeing a surge in activity that smacks of protectionism under a Republican president; one who campaigned on his credentials as a businessman....More
Oct 17, 2017

Airbus-Bombardier CSeries shocker: First thoughts

There will be much more to say about the blockbuster Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal, in which Airbus will become the majority stakeholder in the CSeries program, in the days and weeks ahead. Here are a few initial thoughts…...More
Oct 13, 2017

Basic economy is a success if it does NOT sell

The success of basic economy 'isn’t how many people buy it, but how many people don’t buy it.'...More
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