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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Joggle Press operator Rich Harrison prepares the first 737 MAX fuselage stringer
Boeing starts production of 737 MAX parts 
Boeing has started production of the first 737 MAX fuselage stringers at Boeing Fabrication Integrated AeroStructures in Auburn, Washington.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9
Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of first Boeing 787-9 
UK carrier Virgin Atlantic Airways has taken delivery of the first of 16 Boeing 787-9s. The airline is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787-9.
Alaska Airlines 737-800
Alaska Airlines, flight attendants reach tentative labor agreement 
Alaska Airlines has reached a tentative agreement with its flight attendants on a new five-year contract.
LEAP 1C aboard GE’s Boeing 747 flying testbed
CFM’s LEAP engine completes first flight 
CFM International’s LEAP engine made its first flight on GE’s Boeing 747 flying testbed at Victorville, California, launching the next phase of testing for the advanced engine program.
Norwegian selects Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines for leased 787s 
Norwegian Air Shuttle has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines for nine additional leased Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Garuda Indonesia Cargo to join SkyTeam Cargo Alliance 
Garuda Indonesia Cargo, a strategic business unit of Garuda Indonesia, has announced its intent to join the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance by the end of June 2015.
Fastjet A319
Fastjet’s Tanzanian service hit by bird strikes 
African low-cost carrier fastjet announced its Tanzanian flight services have been hit by four bird strikes, which resulted in a number of flights being delayed or canceled.
Etihad appoints former Air France-KLM exec as COO-Equity Partners 
Etihad Airways has appointed Bruno Matheu to the new position of COO-Equity Partners in the Etihad Airways Aviation Group, effective in December.
Finnair A320
Finnair, cabin crew reach savings target agreement 
Finnair and the Finnish Cabin Crew Union (SLSY) have reached a savings agreement of €18 million ($23 million).
Lufthansa Cargo Boeing 777F
Lufthansa Cargo to operate ‘all flights’ despite two-day strike 
Lufthansa Cargo said Tuesday it plans to “operate all of its flights” after Lufthansa pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) announced another strike Oct. 8 and 9 in its ongoing protest over transition payments for early retirees.
Alaska Airlines 737-900ER
Alaska Airlines orders 10 Boeing 737-900ERs 
Alaska Airlines has placed an order for 10 Boeing 737-900ERs, in a deal valued at $990 million at current list prices.
Progress of Bathymetric Survey search for MH370
Search for MH370 begins new phase 
The Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) said the next phase of a year-long underwater search in the Southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 began Monday.
China Airlines 777-300ER
Taiwan’s China Airlines takes delivery of first Boeing 777-300ER 
Taiwanese flag carrier China Airlines has taken delivery of its first of 10 Boeing 777-300ERs.
Rendering of 777X
Boeing to produce 777X parts in St. Louis facility 
Boeing will produce 777X parts at its site in St. Louis, Missouri, bringing back inside the company work that is currently performed at suppliers or performed overseas for the current 777 program.
LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787
LOT Polish Airlines posts 9M profit, defers state aid 
LOT Polish Airlines is postponing its second tranche of state aid as it continues to boost profits.

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