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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IAG Engine Center Europe acquires Alitalia Maintenance Systems
IAG Engine Center Europe has completed the acquisition of the engine and component repair business of Alitalia Maintenance Systems (AMS).
MRO Briefs-Sept. 16, 2016
MRO Briefs-Sept. 16, 2016
CSeries cockpit in full-flight simulator
First Bombardier CSeries simulator unveiled in Frankfurt
Flight Training Alliance’s (FTA) first full-flight simulator for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft has been unveiled in Frankfurt, Germany.
Aircraft & Engine News-Sept. 15, 2016
Aircraft & Engine News-Sept. 15, 2016
Inmarsat set to provide aviation safety services to Chinese market
Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has signed an agreement with Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) and Aviation Data Communication Corp. (ADCC) to offer aviation safety services to air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and operators.
MRO Briefs-Sept. 14, 2016
MRO Briefs-Sept. 14, 2016
People-Sept. 12, 2016
People-Sept. 12, 2016
Boeing: China will need 6,810 new aircraft through 2035
China will need 6,810 new commercial aircraft, valued at $1.025 trillion through 2035, Boeing forecast in its annual China Current Market Outlook (CMO).
Volaris A320neo
Mexico's Volaris takes North America's first A320neo
Mexican ultra low-cost carrier Volaris took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo Sept. 12, making the LCC the first A320neo operator in North America.
Allegiant Air A319
Allegiant Travel Company appoints new president
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. has appointed John Redmond as the company’s president, effective Sept. 12.
MRO Briefs-Sept. 8, 2016
MRO Briefs-Sept. 8, 2016
SAS A320
SAS Scandinavian Airlines invests in cabin, Wi-Fi upgrades
SAS Scandinavian Airlines will invest SEK500 million ($52.5 million) over the next three years to upgrade its short- and medium-haul Airbus A320 fleet with full cabin upgrades and onboard Wi-Fi services via a partnership with communications company ViaSat.
Norwegian 787-8
Norwegian to launch flights from US to Barcelona
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to launch flights from the US cities of Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), New York-Newark, and Oakland/San Francisco (OAK) to Barcelona in June 2017.
Blogs & Commentary
Sep 30, 2016

Delta responds to commentaries on JetBlue government route award

Earlier in September, I wrote two blog commentaries about Delta Air Lines’ complaint against JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal employee travel routes. Delta wrote to the US General Service Administration (GSA) - which manages government operations, including travel for federal employees – complaining about route awards granted to New York-based JetBlue....More
Sep 29, 2016

Safety videos: An adorable Air China Panda & a stylish new American Airlines

Back on to one of my favorite subjects – flight safety videos – and I want to share these two with you, one by Air China and the other by American Airlines....More
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