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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Former Oman Air CEO named COO
Oman Air has appointed former CEO Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy to the newly created position of COO, effective July 1.
WestJet plans to acquire four widebodies for long-haul operations
Calgary’s WestJet is moving forward with plans to acquire four widebody aircraft for long-haul operations starting in late 2015.
Embraer E-190
Turkish regional Borajet to acquire four Embraer E-190s
Turkish regional airline Borajet has ratified an agreement to acquire four Embraer E-190s.
FAA proposes $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest
FAA is proposing a $295,750 civil penalty against Utah-based SkyWest Airlines for allegedly violating federal drug and alcohol testing regulations.
NTSB will not reconsider findings in 1996 TWA crash
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has denied a petition to reconsider its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800.
Aurigny Air Services Embraer E-195
Aurigny Air Services takes delivery of Embraer E-195
Channel Islands-based regional carrier Aurigny Air Services has taken delivery of an Embraer E-195, which will be used to add capacity on the carrier’s Guernsey-London Gatwick route.
PEOPLExpress Boeing 737-400
Vision Airlines’ relaunched LCC PEOPLExpress begins operations
Vision Airlines’ revived low-cost carrier (LCC), PEOPLExpress, began operations Monday.
Air Canada launches service to Tokyo-Haneda
Air Canada has launched service between Toronto and Tokyo-Haneda Airport. The year-round service is the only nonstop flight between the two cities.
Airbus A320neo MSN6101
Airbus rolls out first A320neo
Airbus has completed the assembly of its first A320neo following painting of the aircraft and the mounting of Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines.
Bombardier CRJ900
Unidentified customer orders up to 24 Bombardier CRJ900s
Bombardier has received a firm order for 16 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets, plus eight options, from an unidentified customer.
Horizon Air technicians ratify labor agreement
Alaska Air Group subsidiary Horizon Air’s aircraft technicians and fleet service agents have ratified a new six-year contract, which includes bonus, annual wage increases and contract language enhancements.
FAA upgrades Republic of Serbia to Category 1 
FAA has upgraded airlines in the Republic of Serbia to a Category 1 rating, as it now complies with international safety standards set by ICAO.
Mitsubishi Aircraft mounts PW1200G engines to first MRJ 
Mitsubishi Aircraft has mounted the Pratt & Whitney PW1200G geared turbofan (GTF) engine onto the first MRJ flight test aircraft in preparation for first flight in early 2015.
GE Aviation to collaborate on $36 million gas turbine engine project 
GE Aviation will collaborate on a $36 million project to create a research and testing center to advance the technology of gas turbine engines used for jet aircraft, power generation plants, and the oil and gas industry.
Kenya Airways names new CEO 
Kenya Airways (KQ) has named Mbuvi Nguze as its new MD and CEO to succeed Titus Naikuni, who will retire at the end of November.

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