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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A350 XWB
Airbus Group 1Q net profit up 80%
Airbus Group posted a first-quarter net income of €792 million ($880 million), up 80% from €439 million in the year-ago quarter.
Rendering of E2
Embraer posts $61.7 million net loss in 1Q
Embraer reported a $61.7 million net loss in the first quarter, reversed from a net profit of $110.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
Flight Training & Simulation-April 30, 2015
Flight Training & Simulation-April 30, 2015
Aircraft Briefs-April 28, 2015 
Aircraft Briefs-April 28, 2015
Hawaiian Airlines swings to $25.9 million net profit in 1Q 
Hawaiian Airlines parent Hawaiian Holdings posted a first-quarter net profit of $25.9 million, reversed from a $5.1 million net loss in the year-ago quarter.
Alaska Airlines 737-900ER
Alaska Air Group posts $149 million net profit in 1Q 
Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, reported a first-quarter net income of $149 million, up significantly from last year’s first-quarter net income of $94 million.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines to lease two Q400s 
Bangladesh flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has agreed to lease two Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops from Smart Aviation Co. of Cairo, Egypt.
FAA proposes $142,750 civil penalty against GoJet Airlines 
The FAA has proposed a civil penalty of $142,750 against Missouri-based GoJet Airlines—a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings—for allegedly violating drug and alcohol testing regulations.
Aircraft News-April 22, 2015 
Aircraft News-April 22, 2015
People-April 21, 2015 
People-April 21, 2015
IAM withdraws petition to unionize Boeing South Carolina 
The International Association of Machinists (IAM) has withdrawn its petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to unionize the company’s North Charleston, South Carolina facilities.
Aircraft & Engine News-April 16, 2015 
Aircraft & Engine News-April 16, 2015
Air Canada Boeing 787
Air Canada’s US-based workforce ratifies new labor agreement 
Air Canada’s US-based workforce, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), has ratified a new collective agreement reached Feb. 4.
Alaska flight turns around after ‘banging’ reveals trapped ramp agent 
[UPDATED] Alaska Airlines has confirmed that flight 448, enroute from Seattle to Los Angeles, returned to Seattle shortly after departure on Monday afternoon after the pilot reported hearing banging from beneath the aircraft.
IATA launches voluntary standard safety assessment 
IATA has launched a new Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) program for airlines not eligible for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

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