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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Rendering of E-195 E2 in Azul livery
Embraer reveals Azul as launch customer for E-195 E2 jets, announces E-175, E-190 orders 
Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow that Azul Brazilian Airlines has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 30 firm orders for the E-195 E2 jets, becoming the launch customer for the type.
Rendering of Boeing 777-300ER and 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Air Lease livery
Air Lease Corp. orders 26 Boeing 777-300ERs, 20 737 MAX8s 
Air Lease Corp. (ALC) has ordered six 777-300ERs and has reconfirmed orders for 20 737 MAX 8 aircraft, valued at $3.9 billion at current list prices.
Boeing 787-9 at the Farnborough Airshow
CIT Aerospace orders 10 Boeing 787-9s 
CIT Aerospace has placed an order for 10 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $2.5 billion at current list prices, at the Farnborough Airshow.
CAE, Lufthansa Flight Training to partner on CSeries pilot, crew training 
CAE and Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT) have partnered to provide pilot and cabin crew training for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft, it was announced at the Farnborough Airshow.
Bombardier Q400
Horizon Air buys one Bombardier Q400s 
Seattle-based Horizon Air has purchased one Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, with seven options, in an agreement valued at $36.6 million at current list prices.
Monarch Airlines commits to 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft 
Monarch Airlines and Boeing are finalizing terms and working toward a purchase agreement for 30 737 MAX 8s, marking the start of a fleet transition to Boeing single-aisle aircraft.
Rendering of A320neo in British Airways’ livery
IAG converts 20 A320neo options into firm orders 
International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of Iberia and British Airways, has converted 20 A320neo options into firm orders, it was announced at the Farnborough Airshow.
Avolon orders six Boeing 787-9s, five more 737 MAX 9s 
Dublin-based lessor Avolon has committed to six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9 aircraft, valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices.
Beijing’s Okay Airways orders six Boeing 737 MAX 8s 
Okay Airways has ordered six Boeing 737 MAX 8s and four 737-800s, valued at $980 million at current list prices.
Rendering of A320neo in easyJet livery
EasyJet places $3.3 billion engine order with CFM 
UK budget carrier easyJet has placed an order with CFM International for 270 engines, comprising 200 LEAP-1A engines to power its Airbus A320neo family aircraft and 70 CFM56-5B engines to power additional A320ceo aircraft.
Spring Airlines selects CFM56-5B to power 30 Airbus A320ceos 
China’s Spring Airlines has selected CFM International's CFM56-5B engine to power 30 Airbus A320ceo aircraft, in an order valued more than $620 million at current list prices.
American Airlines selects CFM LEAP-1A engines to power A320neos 
American Airlines has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power its new fleet of 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
Rendering of A330-900neo in Air Lease Corp. livery
Air Lease Corp. signs MOU for 25 Airbus A330-900neos 
Air Lease Corp. (ALC) signed an MOU for 25 Airbus A330-900neos at the Farnborough Airshow, becoming the first launch customer for the new Airbus widebody.
Rendering of Airbus A330-90neo
Airbus launches A330neo; first delivery expected by end of 2017 
Airbus has launched the A330-800neo and A330-900neo, it announced at the Farnborough Airshow.
Boeing forecasts demand for 36,770 new aircraft by 2034 
Boeing predicts a demand for 36,770 new aircraft over the next 20 years, valued at $5.2 trillion, up 4.2% from last year’s forecast of 35,000 aircraft, according to its Current Market Outlook.

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