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 737 MAX 7 in Jetlines’ livery
Canada’s Jetlines orders five Boeing 737 MAX 7s  1
New Canadian ultra-low cost carrier Jetlines has ordered five Boeing 737 MAX 7s to build its future fleet.
Republic, Delta Air Lines expand partnership 
Republic Airways Holdings has reached an amendment to its capacity purchase agreement with Delta Air Lines to operate nine additional 69-seat Embraer E-170 aircraft.
Qatar Airways A350 XWB
Qatar Airways to take delivery of first A350 XWB on Dec. 13 
Qatar Airways will take delivery of the first of its 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order on Dec. 13.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in new livery
Southwest IAM workers ratify new labor contract 
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)—representing Southwest Airlines’ approximately 6,000 customer service agents and customer support and services representatives—have ratified a new four-year contract.
LAN Airlines A321
LAN Airlines receives first A321 
Chile-based LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, received its first of 48 Airbus A321 aircraft, which it will operate on routes in Chile.
Rendering of A330-900neo in CIT livery
CIT Group firms order for 15 A330-900neos, five A321ceos 
US lessor CIT Group has firmed up its order for 15 Airbus A330-900neos and five A321ceos.
ecoDemonstrator 787
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 787 completes first flight 
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 787 has completed its first flight using a blend of 15% green diesel and 85% petroleum jet fuel in the left engine.
Bangkok Airways ATR 72-600
Bangkok Airways receives first of nine ATR 72-600s 
Bangkok Airways has taken delivery of its first of nine ATR 72-600s, which will be used for growth and will replace its eight -500s.
Ruili Airlines 737-700
China’s Ruili Airlines receives first Boeing 737-700 
China’s Ruili Airlines has received its first direct-purchase Boeing 737-700.
Boeing begins final assembly of first 787-9 at South Carolina facility 
Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility.
WestJet 737-8
WestJet flight attendants fail to ratify tentative agreement 
Calgary-based WestJet flight attendants did not ratify the tentative agreement reached at the end of October. WestJet flight attendants are represented by the Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB).
Air China Boeing 777-300ER
Air China, Air New Zealand to form alliance 
Air China and Air Zealand announced they have signed a statement of intent that will pave the way for a strategic alliance on services between China and New Zealand.
Rendering of A350-900 in Delta Air Lines’ livery
Delta orders 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft 
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft, comprising 25 A350-900s and 25 A330-900neos.
Boeing: Kuwait Airways to purchase 10 777-300ERs 
Boeing has announced Kuwait Airways intends to purchase 10 777-300ERs worth $3.3 billion at current list prices.
SkyWest to divest Embraer EMB-120 aircraft 
Utah-based SkyWest Inc., parent of regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, plans to remove from service all Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia 30-seat turboprop aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines by mid-2015, as it aims to improve overall efficiency and long-term profitability.

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