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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IT & Distribution Sept 3 2015 
IT & Distribution Sept 3 2015
People Sept 2 2015 
People Sept 2 2015
FAA names executives to head UAS integration 
FAA has named Marke Gibson and Earl Lawrence to two executive-level positions that will “guide the agency’s approach to safe, timely and efficient integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into US airspace.”
Transaero Boeing 767-300
Russia’s Aeroflot to acquire Transaero Airlines 
Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, will acquire Transaero Airlines, according to a Transaero statement.
Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite launch
Inmarsat launches third Global Xpress satellite 
Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat launched the third satellite in its Global Xpress program, Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), on Aug. 28.
First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October 
The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test flight is scheduled for the latter half of October, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced.
Aircraft News Aug 20 2015 
Aircraft News
IT & Distribution Aug 19 2015 
IT & Distribution
Allegiant orders used A320 from Airbus 
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., parent of Allegiant Air, has ordered a used Airbus A320, the first directly ordered aircraft from the European manufacturer.
AirBaltic 737-300
AirBaltic suspends crew for suspected alcohol abuse 
Latvian national carrier airBaltic has suspended four crew members after they were removed from a flight Aug. 8 due to suspected alcohol abuse.
A350-1000 wing cover ready to be assembled in Broughton, Wales
Airbus begins wing production for first A350-1000 
Airbus has begun assembling wings for the first A350-1000 at Broughton, North Wales, according to a statement by the European manufacturer.
Indonesian rescuers search through wreckage of the Trigana Air ATR 42-300
Flight recorders retrieved from Trigana crash site; no survivors 
Search teams have recovered the flight recorders of the Trigana Air Services ATR 42-300 that crashed in Indonesia’s Papua province on Aug. 16.
Three-satellite constellation around the earth on Aug. 14.
Inmarsat to launch third Global Xpress satellite Aug. 28 
Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat confirmed the third satellite in its Global Xpress program—Inmarsat-5 F3—will launch Aug. 28.
Indonesia's Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan
Indonesia’s Trigana Air Service ATR 42 crashes in Papua 
[UPDATED] Indonesia’s Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan has confirmed a Jakarta-based Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300, carrying 49 passengers and five crew, has crashed.

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