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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MRO Briefs-Sept. 19, 2017 
MRO Briefs-Sept. 19, 2017
Airline Routes-Sept. 18, 2017 
Airline Routes-Sept. 18, 2017
Thomas Cook Airlines A321
Thomas Cook launches Economy Plus 
UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines will launch Economy PLUS service on its short- and medium-haul flights from Nov. 1.
Geneva Airport partners on renewable jet fuel 
Switzerland’s Geneva Airport is planning to introduce renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations, targeting at least 1% of annual jet fuel consumption from late 2018.
People-Sept. 15, 2017 
People-Sept. 15, 2017
Training Briefs-Sept. 14, 2017 
Training Briefs-Sept. 14, 2017
Aircraft Briefs-Sept. 13, 2017 
Aircraft Briefs-Sept. 13, 2017
Rendering of A321neo in Cathay Dragon livery
Cathay Pacific finalizes A321neo order 
Cathay Pacific Airways has finalized an order with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft.
MRO Briefs-Sept. 12, 2017 
MRO Briefs-Sept. 12, 2017
United Airlines Boeing 787-8
United adds European flights from summer 2018 
United Airlines is adding new nonstop seasonal service to four European destinations, including Reykjavik, Iceland; Porto, Portugal; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Zurich, Switzerland.
Japan Airlines, Vistara enhance commercial partnership 
Japan Airlines (JAL) and Delhi-based Vistara signed an MOU “pursue enhanced cooperation, such as codeshare, frequent flyer partnership as well as other operational arrangements to leverage each other’s network, expertise and assets,” the two carriers said in a statement.
Inmarsat names new aviation head; European satellite ready for service 
Inmarsat Aviation appointed chief strategy officer Philip Balaam to lead the Aviation Business Unit, succeeding Leo Mondale, who plans to retire in early 2018 after 13 years at the satellite communications specialist.
Blogs & Commentary
Oct 18, 2017

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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