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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Articles by Linda Blachly
United Express E-175
SkyWest takes delivery of first Embraer E-175
SkyWest Inc., the Utah-based parent of regionals SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet, has taken delivery of the first of 40 new Embraer E-175s for operation under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with United Airlines.
Rendering of A320neo in ANA livery
All Nippon Airways orders 70 new Airbus, Boeing aircraft 1
All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced it will place firm orders for 70 new Airbus and Boeing aircraft worth $16.4 billion at current list prices.
Rendering of 737-800 in Japan Transocean Air livery
Japan Transocean Air selects 12 Boeing 737-800s
Okinawa-based Japan Transocean Air (JTA), a member of JAL Group, has selected 12 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in an order valued at $1.1 billion at list prices.
WestJet Q400
WestJet firms five Bombardier Q400s options
Calgary’s WestJet, which has 20 Bombardier Q400s on firm order, has converted five of its 25 options into firm orders.
First Asiana Airlines A380 is towed out of Airbus’ paint shop in Hamburg
Asiana Airlines’ first Airbus A380 rolls out of paint shop
The first A380 for Asiana Airlines has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg.
Assembly of the first A320 aircraft in Tianjin FAL in September 2008
China to buy 70 Airbus aircraft; extends A320 Tianjin FAL agreement
China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. (CAS) has signed a general terms agreement to purchase 70 Airbus aircraft, comprising 43 A320 family aircraft and 27 A330s as part of a deal to extend the A320 assembly at its Tianjin final assembly line (FAL) for 10 years.
Virgin America Airbus A320
Virgin America reverses losses in 2013, posts first full year of profitability
Virgin America posted a net income of $10.1 million for the full year 2013, reversed from a net loss of $145.4 million in 2012, its first full year of profitability.
GE Aviation to break ground on Indiana site in 2014
GE Aviation announced it will break ground in 2014 on a new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Indiana.
E-175
Embraer rolls out more efficient E-175 
Embraer has rolled out the first modified E-175 with a 6.4% improvement in fuel efficiency.
NTSB chairman Hersman resigns  1
US National Transportation Safety Board chairman Deborah Hersman has resigned, effective April 25, to take up a position as president and CEO of the National Safety Council.
Airbus creates Indian subsidiary, appoints CEO 
Airbus has created a fully own subsidiary, called Airbus India, and has appointed Srinivasan Dwarakanath (Dwaraka) as CEO.
Aeromexico, WestJet strengthen cooperation 
Aeromexico will enhance its cooperation with Canada’s WestJet to add connectivity to more destinations in Mexico and Canada with more competitive fares.
FAA gives Azerbaijan Category 1 safety rating 
FAA has granted the Republic of Azerbaijan a Category 1 rating for aviation safety after an assessment determined it complies with international safety standards set by ICAO.
ILFC closes $1.5 billion senior secured term loan 
International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) has closed a new senior secured term loan of $1.5 billion, “the largest such deal by any aircraft lessor to date,” ILFC SVP & treasurer Pamela Hendry said.
SriLankan Airlines A330-200
SriLankan Airlines to join oneworld May 1 
SriLankan Airlines will become a full member of oneworld on May 1, becoming the first carrier from the Indian subcontinent to become part of any global airline alliance.

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