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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The LEAP-1B engine flew for the first time on the Boeing 737 MAX on Jan. 29, 201
CFM LEAP-1B engine receives joint FAA/EASA certification 1
The FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded type certificates to CFM International’s LEAP-1B engine, paving the way for entry into commercial service in 2017.
Aircraft News-May 3, 2016
Aircraft News-May 3, 2016
ATW Video: Boeing 737 MAX takes off in La Paz, Bolivia
Boeing 737 MAX takes off in La Paz, Bolivia. Credit: Boeing
ATW Photo Gallery-In the News-May 2016
A selection of photos from our most recent headlines.
ATR 72-600
ATR 72-600 begins demonstration tour of North America
An ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft will begin a demonstration tour of the US and Canada from May 2-13.
Passenger Experience-April 29, 2016
Passenger Experience-April 29, 2016
Flight Training-April 27, 2016
Flight Training-April 27, 2016
IT & Distribution-April 26, 2016
IT & Distribution-April 26, 2016
Xiamen Airlines 737-800
China’s Xiamen Airlines orders 10 737-800s
China Southern Airlines’ subsidiary Xiamen Airlines has placed an order for 10 Boeing 737-800s, valued at $960 million at list prices.
CityJet and Bombardier executives
Falko’s Trident Jet orders four more CRJ900s for lease to CityJet 
Trident Jet (Jersey) Ltd., a sister company of UK-based lessor Falko Regional Aircraft, has ordered four more Bombardier CRJ900s for lease to Irish regional CityJet, in an order valued at $183.9 million, based on list prices.
ATW Photo Gallery: Munich Airport satellite facility opening
The new satellite facility at Germany’s Munich Airport opened April 22 and flight operations are scheduled to begin April 26.
Aircraft & Manufacturer News-April 21, 2016 
Aircraft & Manufacturer News-April 21, 2016
American Airlines A321
First US-built American A321 completes maiden flight  1
The first Airbus A321 aircraft, produced for American Airlines at the Airbus US Manufacturing Facility, has flown for the first time.
Alaska Airlines 737-400
Alaska Air Group 1Q net profit up 23% 
Alaska Air Group, parent of Seattle-based Alaska Airlines and regional carrier Horizon Air, reported a consolidated first-quarter net income of $184 million, up 23% from a net income of $149 million in the year-ago quarter.
People-April 20, 2016 
People-April 20, 2016
Blogs & Commentary
May 25, 2016

Second leg: Air France delivers my bag but loses 13 passengers 1

Happy to report that I am in Barcelona and so is my bag. Two flights completed from Hamburg to Barcelona, via Paris Charles de Gaulle, in Air France Airbus A319s....More
May 24, 2016

Dulles to Hamburg, hassle-free and bag delivered 2

The first leg started and finished well. Bag drop-off at Washington Dulles was a breeze – I had checked in online, walked right up to the counter and the bag was tagged and placed on the belt in two minutes....More
ATW On-Location

Click here to read ATW On-Location from the Singapore Air Show and other events